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1948 to 1967: From Defensive War to Preemptive War

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The War of Independence was considered by virtually all Jews everywhere as a war of defence against Arab armies and irregulars who attempted to destroy the nascent Jewish state. Its success after the ... More


Port Said, Martyr City

Mériam N. Belli

in An Incurable Past: Nasser's Egypt Then and Now

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044040
eISBN:
9780813046235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044040.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Tracing the Limby festival to the 1950s, when it changed significantly, this chapter discusses the impact of the Suez War on local historical experiences; the relationship between indigenous and ... More


An Incomplete Egyptian Ballad on the 1956 War

Pierre Cachia

in Exploring Arab Folk Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640867
eISBN:
9780748653300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640867.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter discusses an incomplete Egyptian ballad on the 1956 war. It discusses Abu Dra's ballad which described the Battle of Port-Said. His ballad took the form of mawwāl ̣saīdī. The metre is ... More


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