Category Histories
Author Maj. Gen. Chaim Herzog
Publisher Weidenfeld and Nicolson
Copyright 1975


Leading government, diplomatic, military and literary giant of Israel whose views on anything are wroth hearing. The effect of the Yom Kippur War on Israel and the influence of the Six Days War on that event are analysed. The naiveté which allowed the Arabs to amass arms and troops on the borders of Israel for years without alarm is sharply criticised and it proved to Israelis that one could never be complacent, easily be deceived again, and under no doubt that the threat to destroy Israel is a real and ever-present danger. Call it siege mentality, but there it is; after 60 years, what else could one possess?

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