Lion of Jordan
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 09/09/2008 - 400 من الصفحات
The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan.
Throughout his long reign (1953—1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand and Israel on the other. Avi Shlaim reveals that Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963 and spent hundreds of hours in talks with countless Israeli officials. Shlaim expertly reconstructs this dialogue from previously untapped records and first-hand accounts, significantly rewriting the history of the Middle East over the past fifty years and shedding light on the far-reaching impact of Hussein’s leadership.
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International Relations is primarily the study of conflict and conflict resolution, of war and peace, and King Hussein's entire career, as the subtitle to this biography indicates, revolved round waging war and making peace.
From 1967 Israel had ample opportunities to trade land for peace in accordance with UN Resolution 242, the cornerstone of nearly all international plans to resolve the conflict. But, with the exception of the peace treaties with Egypt ...
The passage of the partition resolution by the UN was thus both an international charter of legitimacy for the establishment of a Jewish state and the signal for the outbreak of a vicious war in Palestine. The First Arab–Israeli War is ...
... Abdullah proceeded to play a part in aborting the United Nations partition resolution of 29 November 1947 that called for the establishment of two states, one Palestinian and one Jewish. But since the Arab League, the Arab states ...
... Sandhurst were built to foster—courage, resolution, enterprise, a measure of self-assertiveness, a good practical judgement and the best public school manners.”39 About the good manners there could never be any doubt.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - zen_923 - LibraryThing
Very good read, gives you valuable insights that you won’t find in any other book. The narrative about the negotiations happening behind the scenes between Jordan and Israel was really interesting. This book is highly recommended. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - jacoombs - LibraryThing
A balanced, clear and well-researched life of Hussein that squarely places his life within the broader context of Mid-East politics, history and conflict. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
The Dismissal of Glubb
The Liberal Experiment
A Royal Coup
Peace Partnership with the
The London Agreement
Intifada and Disengagement
The Gulf Crisis and
From Madrid to Oslo
The Kings Peace
The Year of Revolution
Arab Foes and Jewish Friends
The Palestinian Challenge
The Road to
Picking Up the Pieces
Dialogue Across the Battle Lines
The United Arab Kingdom Plan
The Road to Rabat
Lebanon and the Reagan Plan
The Last Journey
The Life and Legacy
Jordanian Secret Meetings with Israeli Officials
The Camp David Accords
A Note About the Author