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“It’s My Land and Keep Your Hands Off of It”

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter examines the charge that their inflexible stand against territorial concessions allies Christian Zionists with Jewish religious nationalists who embrace the concept of a Greater Israel. ... More


Christian Zionists, Bush, and the Al-Aqsa Intifada

Stephen Spector

in Evangelicals and Israel: The Story of American Christian Zionism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195368024
eISBN:
9780199867646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368024.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Judaism

This chapter challenges the idea that George W. Bush’s Middle East policy, from the beginning, represented an unprecedented tilt toward Israel. The Bush administration was not always skewed in that ... More


Gaza

Joel Peters

in Exit Strategies and State Building

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199760114
eISBN:
9780199949991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760114.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In December 2003, Israel’s prime minister, Ariel Sharon, announced that Israel would withdraw unilaterally from Gaza and dismantle all of Israel’s settlements there. Sharon’s disengagement plan was ... More


“There Will Be Not a Single Katyusha”

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0018
Subject:
History, Political History

In the 1980s, Israel's Lebanese population was made up of Sunnis, Shiites, Druze, Christian Maronites and Catholics, and more than 300,000 Palestinian refugees with no civil rights. Taking into ... More


The Radical Right at a Crossroads

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

Sharon’s years in power were among the worst in Israel’s history. The violent conflict with the Palestinians reached new heights. The economy suffered major setbacks, and the public grew impatient ... More


The Old Radical Right

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter analyzes the ideology, trajectory, predicaments, and eventual decline of the old radical Right. It discusses the rebirth of territorial nativism; Rabbi Kook’s followers, the Allon Plan; ... More


The IDF’s “Day of Infamy”

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Major General Ariel Sharon, commander of the 143rd Tank Division, arrived at the front on October 7. Although he suggested two coordinated attacks to be carried out that night, he did not envision ... More


“Sharon Was Afraid of Me”

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0021
Subject:
History, Political History

Menachem Begin had never liked Ariel Sharon, whom he saw as an uninhibited manipulator. Begin claimed that Sharon joined the Liberal Party because Sharon was afraid of him. In 1984, Sharon filed a ... More


Disengaging from Gaza, 2005

Charles D. Freilich

in Zion's Dilemmas: How Israel Makes National Security Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451041
eISBN:
9780801465741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451041.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines Israel's disengagement from Gaza in 2005. In December 2003, Premier Ariel Sharon announced his plan for unilateral “disengagement” (withdrawal) from Gaza. The idea of ... More


No More War

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0014
Subject:
History, Political History

When Menachem Begin was elected prime minister of Israel in 1977, he vowed to bring a Jewish style of leadership. He appointed relatively few Herut members to his first cabinet. One of his first ... More


Searching for Peace

Michael F. Cairo

in The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813136721
eISBN:
9780813141275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136721.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Just as George H.W. Bush’s and George W. Bush’s worldviews impacted their decisions regarding war, these worldviews impacted their approach toward the Middle East peace process. It begins by ... More


The Radical Right in Jerusalem and Beyond

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the institutionalization of the settlers’ network as a response to the outbreak of the first Intifada and analyzes its main endeavors during that period. On December 15, 1987, ... More


The Demise of the Peace Process

Ami Pedahzur

in The Triumph of Israel’s Radical Right

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199744701
eISBN:
9780199979394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744701.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

This chapter details the role of the radical Right in the demise of the peace process. It details the escalating violence between the Israelis and Palestinians in the wake of the failed Camp David ... More


Against Expectations

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0012
Subject:
History, Political History

The Yom Kippur War started with a surprise attack on Israel by Egyptian and Syrian military forces. The Israeli government was caught off-guard, since it imposed a ceasefire in the Suez Canal without ... More


On the Defensive, October 10–14

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Even and Maoz divide the Southern Command’s six-day defensive period into three sections. October 9 was a pseudodefensive during which the 143rd Division saw great violence. October 10–13 was a time ... More


The Crossing Battle, Part 2: The Night of October 15–16

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

The 143rd Division had two primary tasks to accomplish during the crossing battle on the night of October 15–16: to open and secure the Akavish and Tirtur Roads to access the bridgehead, and to bring ... More


Hamas Triumphant (2005–2008)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on Hamas's triumphant campaign in its fight with Israel during the years 2005–2008. It begins by looking at Israel's killing of Hamas founder Sheikh Yasin and its negligible ... More


Eight Days: October 18–25, 1973

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

By midday on October 17, the Egyptian army realized the extent of the presence of the IDF and began assembling armor and infantry on the western bank in an attempt to contain the bridgehead. By the ... More


God, You Have Chosen Us to Rule

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0013
Subject:
History, Political History

In 1976, there was a strong public demand in Israel for a change in government and reforms in the economy and society. These calls led to the establishment of a new party called Dash (Democratic ... More


A Million Bullets (2000)

Daniel Byman

in A High Price: The Triumphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780195391824
eISBN:
9780190252380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195391824.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the eruption of violence between Israel and Palestine during the Second Intifada in 2000, with particular reference to the role of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in worsening ... More


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