Lion of Jordan: The Life of King Hussein in War and Peace
Allen Lane, 2007 - 697 من الصفحات
For most of his long reign (1953-1999) Hussein of Jordan was one of the dominant figures in Middle Eastern politics, and one of the most consistent proponents of peace with Israel. This is the first major account of his life and reign, written with access to many of his surviving papers, with the co-operation (but not approval) of his family and staff, and extensive interviews with policy-makers of many different nationalities.
Shlaim reveals that for the sake of dynastic and national survival, Hussein initiated a secret dialogue with Israel in 1963, and spent over 1000 hours in talks with Golda Meir, Shimon Peres, Itzhak Shamir, Itzhak Rabin, and countless other Israeli officials. Shlaim reconstructs this dialogue across the battle-lines from new Israeli records and first-hand accounts by many of the key participants, demonstrating that Israeli intransigence was largely responsible for the failure to achieve a peaceful settlement to the conflict between 1967 and 1994.
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Zain , however , continued to play a very influential part behind the scenes after her eldest son ascended the throne : guide , confidante and counsellor , as well as mother to the king . For the first year or two after becoming king ...
a The dialogue continued but the deadlock could not be broken . ... on a sour note and to keep the lines of communication open , Hussein concluded by saying , ' Even if there's no agreement , we could continue with our good relations.
But beyond that , we recognized there was a definite trend that had started before the Rabat resolution of 1974 and continued all the way through . They could give , they could take , and they could do whatever they liked .
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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
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