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by Milton Viorst

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ISBN:
0060157070
Author:
Milton Viorst
Category:
Administrative Law
Language:
English
Publisher:
Harpercollins; 1st edition (April 1, 1987)
Pages:
328 pages
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Tauris, 1987 - Arab countries - 328 pages. Experienced journalist Viorst looks at Israel's 40 years of development, and finds that the tiny country's increasing military strength, marked by major victories against its Arab neighbors, has.

Sands of Sorrow: Israel's Journey From Independence . Sands of Sorrow: Israel's Journey From Independence. An American journalist's view of Israel's stormy experience on the world stage, the struggle with the Arabs, and especially relations with the United States. It is quite general, sketchy on some aspects while bearing down hard on others. Viorst deplores the decline of the earlier Zionism which has faded, notably since the 1967 war, as Israel has become an aggressive regional superpower. For Israel's unwillingness to negotiate-with the PLO as well as with Arab states-he finds many to blame, in America as well as in Israel.

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Published: 1 January 1988.

I first saw Mr. Viorst on PBS an an expert on Middle East affairs and was impressed by his keen insights. Considering that he is a Jewish writer living in the United States, he has established a highly independent and well-founded perspective on the state of Israel and its relationships with both the Arab world and the United States. After reading all of Henry Kissinger's writings on the Arab-Israel struggle, I found this book a wonderful counterpoint to the cold war outlook on Mideast politics taken by so many American administrations.

Sands of Sorrow: Israel's Journey from Independence, . Tapestry of Terror: A Portrait of Middle East Terrorism, 1994–1999, Lexington Books, 2002, p. 6. Organization (PLO) crimes, like the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 and the Ma'alot massacre of children in 1974. "The PFLP was responsible for the Ma'alot massacre on May IS, 1974 during which 22 Israeli children were killed. Alex Peter Schmid, A. J. Jongman, Michael Stohl.

June 1989 · Millennium - Journal of International Studies. Article October 2008 · Pacifica: journal of the Melbourne College of Divinity. What type of file do you want?

Traces the history of Israel and its relations with its Arab neighbors, examines American policy concerning the region, and discusses the advantages of a negotiated peace
  • Vijora
Mr Viorst presents the usual, well-known narrative of how the long-exiled Jewish people finally regained their land after a 2000 year absence. He remembers nostalgically how, when he was a little boy, he used to put coins in the "pushka" to help the project. The wars with the evil Arabs are recounted. Israel is always the winner. God wants Jews to have this land. The British wanted the Jews to have this land, which they offered even though they did not own it. Never mind that during 2000 years many events transpired, such as the failure of Jews to move to Palestine, even though it was possible and would have been a better situation than staying in Europe, where the Christians persecuted them mercilessly, not only confiscating their wealth but torturing, burning, exiling them continuously. Even in the Middle East, Mizrahim and Sephardim preferred other areas, such as North Africa, neighbouring Arab territories and Persia. Not too many wanted to live in Palestine. There was, however, a community, call the natives what you will, but they did stay and farm and manufacture. Mark Twain's dismissive labelling of Palestine as a deserted wasteland was a matter of opinion rather than fact. Even Twain mentions the fertile black soil of Nablus and the orange groves of Jaffa, a Palestinian port. Yet the narrative of how the Jews finally rescued this arid no man's land is repeated ad nauseam. This then is the basic viewpoint of Mr Viorst, nothing new, maybe a bit of lamentation over Israel's nimiety of publicity. For clearer understanding of Israel and Palestine, I suggest Tom Segev's "One Palestine, Complete."
  • Togar
I first saw Mr. Viorst on PBS an an expert on Middle East affairs and was impressed by his keen insights. Considering that he is a Jewish writer living in the United States, he has established a highly independent and well-founded perspective on the state of Israel and its relationships with both the Arab world and the United States. After reading all of Henry Kissinger's writings on the Arab-Israel struggle, I found this book a wonderful counterpoint to the cold war outlook on Mideast politics taken by so many American administrations. I would compare it to David Shipler's perspective in his book on Arab and Jew; Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land. Perhaps with the end of the cold war, Mr. Viorst's perspective on the Arab-Israeli struggle will begin to find more resonance in the capitols of the western world. I would highly recommend this book to any serious student of Mid-East politics and history. In a time when we are fighting a battle against Osama bin Laden, Mr. Viorst illuminates the reasons why American policy in the Middle East may have, purposefully or inadvertently, helped to inflame so many Arabs while bringing no lasting peace to the region.
He also does an excellent job, through the political history of Israel since its inception, sorting out the movements, Ashkenazi and Sephardi, Zionist and Revisionist, etc. that have pushed and pulled Israel in conflicting directions over the past 50 years. For that alone, this book should be compulsory reading for any student of Israeli political history. While it was written in the late 1980's, it still shines a light on the events which have since transpired.