By Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff
This is the 1st accomplished account of the development of the second one Lebanese warfare, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier at the morning of July 12, 2006, throughout the hasty determination for an competitive reaction; the fateful discussions within the cupboard and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy battling in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York.
The ebook solutions the next questions: has Israel discovered the precise classes from this failed military confrontation? What can Western nations study from the IDF's failure opposed to a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what position did Iran and Syria play during this affair?
34 Days delivers the 1st blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon conflict and new insights for the way forward for the zone and its results at the West.
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On March 1, one day after the explosion that claimed Gerstein’s life, Barak participated in Channel 2’s It’s All Politics program. Barak replied to a question by saying that if he was elected, he would get the IDF out of Lebanon within one year of convening a new government. “I mean to renew negotiations with Syria,” he added, “but withdrawal from Lebanon does not depend on any Israeli-Syrian agreement. We can withdraw OWARD THE END 18 34 Days from Lebanon within a year, with the support of the international community and talks with Syria.
Mona Fayad, a-Nahar, 2006 Mona Fayad, a Shiite lecturer in psychology at the Lebanese University in Beirut, published an article in the Lebanese daily a-Nahar one week before the end of the second Lebanon war. Fayad described the war through the critical eyes of a Shiite with reservations about Hezbollah, at a time when the organization had taken control of the Shiite population and, in many ways, of Lebanon itself. Among the many anti-Israel articles in the Lebanese media during the war, it was possible from time to time to come across one like Fayad’s.
But two and a half months before the general elections, which were set for May 17, 1999, the campaign of the opposing candidate, Ehud Barak, still had not managed to take off. In spite of the sharp public criticism of Netanyahu’s premiership, the polls continued to indicate a tie between the two men. If he was to distinguish himself from his opponent, Barak needed a new tactic that would prove to the electorate that his ideas for changing the country were practical and not merely empty words. The chance he needed was provided by the open wound of Israel’s continued presence in Lebanon and the renewed public discourse following the death of Erez Gerstein, a legendary Israel Defense Forces general killed in Lebanon mere months before the election.
34 Days: Israel, Hezbollah, and the War in Lebanon by Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff