Download PDF by Tom Segev: 1949 the First Israelis

By Tom Segev

ISBN-10: 0029291801

ISBN-13: 9780029291801

ISBN-10: 1501183737

ISBN-13: 9781501183737

popular historian Tom Segev strips away nationwide myths to offer a serious and clear-eyed chronicle of the 12 months instantly following Israel’s foundation.

“Required examining for all who are looking to comprehend the Arab-Israeli conflict…the top analysis…of the issues of attempting to combine such a lot of humans from such varied cultures into one political physique” (The big apple occasions publication Review).

Historian and journalist Tom Segev stirred up controversy in Israel upon the 1st booklet of 1949. It used to be a landmark ebook that instructed a special tale of the country’s early years, one who wasn’t taught in colleges or proven in pop culture. instead of portray the idealized photo of the Israel’s founding in 1948, after the wreckage of the Holocaust, Segev finds gritty underside at the back of the early years.

The new kingdom of Israel confronted demanding situations on either side. daily existence was once critical, marked via austerity and nutrients shortages; Israeli society was once fractured among conventional and secular camps; Jewish immigrants from Middle-Eastern nations confronted discrimination and second-class remedy; and clashes among settlers and the Arabs might set the tone for family members for the next many years, hardening attitudes and making a violent cycle of retaliation.

Drawing on magazine entries, letters, declassified govt files, and extra, 1949 is a richly distinctive examine the friction among the idealism of the Zionist flow and the chilly realities of background. many years after its ebook within the usa, Segev’s groundbreaking publication remains to be required examining for a person who desires to comprehend Israel’s earlier and future.

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