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Shindler, Colin (2002) The Land Beyond Promise: Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream. I.B. Tauris.

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Abstract

A critical appraisal of the Likud government’s rule from 1977-1992. The different ideological origins of both Begin and Shamir are examined as well as how they were influenced by pre-war nationalist models in Pilsudski's Poland and Mussolini’s Italy. Exploring Begin’s involvement with revisionist Zionism since 1931 and his lifelong struggle to extend Israel’s sovereignty, the book focuses on such key issues as Begin’s election victory, his rationale for invading Lebanon in 1982 and his invocation of the Holocaust in political debate. Looking at Shamir's political background from his days in the Stern Group through to his sudden return to party politics, Shindler explains why he was able to hold on to power for so long, and looks at his confrontation with the Bush Administration.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9781850439691
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.5040/9780755611980
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2007 13:27
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/1716

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