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Israel's War History

Israel's War History

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Original Release Date Jun 20, 2007
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Israel’s War History is the most up-to-date comprehensive account of the battles that have shaped Israeli history and society. Tracing the Arab-Israeli conflict to British occupation of Palestine in 1917, Israel’s War History portrays the entire history of the State of Israel including the recent war in Lebanon in the summer of 2006, and its aftermath.

Along with the in-depth accounts of the wars, this feature-length documentary also reviews the attempts at peace and the major milestones in Israeli history. With captivating narration, the story is told using rare and fascinating archive footage and interviews with most of Israel’s former prime ministers, including Menachem Begin, Yitzchak Shamir, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, Shimon Peres and Edud Barak,.

Hear Menachem Begin discuss Israel’s struggles, from when he was a wanted terrorist after the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946, until he became the architect of peace with Israel’s strongest enemy, during the Israel – Egypt Peace Treaty of 1979. Listen to Yitzchak Rabin describe his life, from when he was a young soldier fighting in WWII for the British forces, to acting as Chief of Staff during the Six Day War, to his historic handshake on the Whitehouse lawn with Israel’s most hated enemy, Yasser Arafat. Former Prime Minister Peres adds a philosophical dimension to the film with his views on peace and war and the Jewish nation.

The film looks at the roots of the conflict, and studies Israel’s military strategy designed in the 1950’s – an approach developed by David Ben-Gurion, Yitzchak Rabin and Ariel Sharon.Israel’s War History also presents the Israeli Air Force’s combat outlook, which is considered the best in the world, as explained by former Air Force commander, and former Army Chief of Staff, Dan Halutz.

With easy to use chapter selections, audiences can examine certain periods of history to understand the environment leading up to the wars and the consequent affects of those wars on Israeli society. Overall, Israel’s War History brings together the full breadth of Israel’s dynamic and complex past.

Decide which period of Israeli history to explore from the following chapter selections:

1. 1917-1948 War of Independence
2. 1948-1956 Sinai Campaign
3. 1956-1967 Six Day War
4. 1967-1973 Yom Kippur War
5. 1973-1982 Lebanon War
6. 1982-1991 Intifada & Gulf War
7. 1991-2005 Peace Process & Second Intifada
8. 2005-2007 Disengagement & Second Lebanon War

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