The Story of Israel

From Theodor Herzl to the Dream for Peace

Martin Gilbert
AUD $39.99

This is the ultimate guide to the turbulent history of a proud and powerful nation.

The Story of Israel is an illuminating book that explores the nation's history. Seventy years after Israel declared independence on 14 May 1948, the dramatic events before and since this point form an extraordinary period of history. From Theodor Herzl's efforts to establish a sovereign Jewish nation in Palestine to the 21st-century roadmap for peace and beyond, The Story of Israel brings the period to life as never before.

Sir Martin Gilbert's authoritative text is supplemented by more than 150 photographs and maps, as well as rare documents, including pages from Herzl's diary, identification papers of an Exodus refugee and Ben-Gurion's copy of his Declaration of Independence speech - all of which shed light on fascinating history of the country.

This is the ultimate guide to the turbulent history of a proud and powerful nation.

Author bio:

Sir Martin Gilbert is the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill and one of the world's leading experts on Jewish history. He has written numerous books on the subject and been a visiting professor at both Tel Aviv and the Hebrew University.

Category: History
ISBN: 9781787394070
Table Of Contents: The Birth of Zionism: the First Zionist Congress, 1897 • A Pioneering Spirit • The Balfour Declaration, 1917 • The Liberation of Palestine, 1918 • The British League of Nations Mandate, 1922 • The Hebrew University • Preparing for Statehood • Resistance, Settlement and the Partial Plan, 1937 • Jewish Immigration Curtailed, 1939 • The Second World War, 1939-45 • The Aftermath of the Holocaust, 1945 • Civil War • Jerusalem Under Siege, 1948 • The War of Independence, 1948-49 • Jewish Immigration from Arab Lands • Building a Vibrant Jewish State, 1948-67 • The Six-Day War, 1967 • The Battle for East Jerusalem, June 1967 • Building a Modern Nation Despite the PLO 1967-73 • The October War, 1973 • Immigration from the Soviet Union • Shuttle Diplomacy and Camp David, 1973-79 • War in Lebanon, 1982 • Paths to Negotiation: Peace Now Movement and the Intifada, 1982-91 • The Peace Process: Oslo 1993 and Beyond • Opposition to Peace: the Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, 1995 • The Peace Process: Into the 21st Century • Israel Among the Nations.
Publisher: Welbeck
Imprint: Carlton Books
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 160
Format: Hard Cover
Subject: History