A Blood-Dimmed Tide: Dispatches from the Middle East

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September 1998



A powerful and evocative collection of essays, A Blood Dimmed Tide gathers nearly thirty years of Amos Elon's work on the Middle East. Skillfully moving from the Intifada to the Gulf War and its aftermath to the Peace Now! movement, these essays provide a nuanced account of relations between Jews and Arabs and among the Israelis themselves. Elon has also written a timely introduction that provides an overview of his work and brings it up to the election of Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel.
This internationally-known journalist presents sharply observed portraits of the region's key figures: Shimon Peres, Yitzak Rabin, and King Hussein; he interviews Yasir Arafat; and he considers Moshe Dayan's life and legacy. Elon also ranges far to sketch the political climate of the region and its players, from Israeli settlers in Hebron and their uneasy coexistence with Arab neighbors to the foreign policy of Egypt.
Sensitive and powerful, A Blood-Dimmed Tide provides a timely analysis of the conflicts between Jews and Arabs. From the Palestinians' refusal to accept Israel's 1978 offer of "full autonomy" to the Israeli government's insistence that settling the occupied territories would bring security, Elon traces what he considers to be the deadly miscalculations of both groups. As he examines the events and misunderstandings that have made it so difficult for Palestinians and Israelis to establish peace, Elon concludes taht what will finally bring the two sides together will not be moral imperative or personal courage but exhaustion. A Blood-Dimmed Tide is a significant contribution to our understanding of this troubled land.


WarConquerorsDayanEnd of an AffairFar City in the FogFlight into EgyptA Blood-Dimmed TideJerusalem BluesIntifada: The Palestinian Uprising, IIntifada: The Palestinian Uprising, IIPeace NowLetter from AlexandriaA Crisis in the GulfAnother WarA Visit with ArafatPeacemakersLook Over JordanThe Politics of MemoryEgypt's IcebergPolitics and ArchaeologyThe Demons of the Jews


Amos Elon


"Touching upon the sacred cows of Israeli society, Elon has provided the reader with a comprehensive and coherent literary portrayal of the changing attitudes towards the Holocaust during the latter half of the twentieth century." -- Bulletin of the Arnold & Leona Finkler Institute
EAN: 9780231107433
ISBN: 0231107439
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1998
Seitenanzahl: 264 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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