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    The Israeli military and the origins of the 1967 war : government, armed forces and defence policy 1963-1967
    Gluska, Ami, author.

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    Gluska, Ami, author.
    The Israeli military and the origins of the 1967 war : government, armed forces and defence policy 1963-1967 / Ami Gluska.
    Publication info:
    London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.
    Physical description:
    xvii, 324 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
    Content type:
    Middle eastern military studies.
    Middle eastern military studies
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-316) and index.
    1. Personnel changes in the defence establishment -- 2. Basic security issues -- 3. Escalation -- stage 1 : from skirmishes in the demilitarized zones to aerial sorties -- 4. Escalation -- stage 2 : diversion -- 5. The dispute with Syria worsens -- 6. Escalation -- stage 3 : 'harassment' -- 7. The General Staff wants a 'frontal clash' -- 8. Israel-Jordan : the Israeli dilemma, the Jordanian dilemma -- 9. The clash with Syria approaches -- 10. Conflagration -- 11. The trigger -- 12. The start of the crisis -- 13. The era of diplomacy -- 14. The revision of Intelligence evaluations and the shift to offensive planning -- 15. Casus belli -- 16. The army pressures the government -- 17. The politicians' quandary -- 18. The height of the diplomatic campaign -- and the outcome -- 19. Waiting -- 20. Establishment of a national unity government : the military aspect -- 21. The strategic turning point : the Egypt-Jordan defence pact -- 22. The decisive meeting in the Pit : the Ministerial Committee versus the General Staff -- 23. The decisive stage : war -- App. What happened to Yitzhak Rabin?
    "This new book examines the relationship between the Israeli armed forces, the government and the origins of the 1967 war. It analyses the effect of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on Israel's defence policy between 1963 and 1967, against the backdrop of developments in the Middle East, and Israeli decision-making immediately preceding the Six Day War in June 1967. A watershed event in the Arab-Israeli conflict, the war has had a profound effect on the development of the Palestinian problem and the character of Israel over the past four decades." "Making extensive use of original documents, including protocols of meetings of the general staff and the government, discussions between the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and the Chief of Staff, as well as testimonies by IDF generals, this volume sheds new light on the dramatic tension between the army and the Israeli government in the weeks preceding the conflict and the army's intervention in diplomatic initiatives."--Jacket.
    Subject term:
    Israel-Arab War, 1967--Causes.
    Subject term:
    Civil-military relations--Israel.
    Subject term:
    Arab-Israeli conflict--1948-1967.
    Geographic term:
    Israel--Military policy.
    Geographic term:
    Israel--Armed Forces--Political activity.
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