Download PDF by Richard Engel: A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad

By Richard Engel

ISBN-10: 1401399274

ISBN-13: 9781401399276

While battle broke out in Iraq, each significant U.S. community pulled its correspondents from the scene. regardless of the danger, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he used to be there, bringing the Iraqi warfare into American houses as a stringer for ABC information. decided to carry the entire center East tale, Engel moved to Cairo in 1996 after graduating from Stanford to benefit 'street' Arabic. Then to dig even deeper into the advanced powder-keg of the Israeli-Palestinian clash, he settled in Jerusalem.

Now as Iraq enters its post-war part and the Gulf quarter keeps to dominate our nation's awareness, an increasing number of american citizens will come to understand and belief Richard Engel--especially in his present position as a correspondent for NBC Nightly information with Tom Brokaw. either analytical and anecdotal, this ebook leads us in the course of the battle in Iraq, dissecting a myriad of center East concerns, all from the vantage aspect of somebody who's 'on the floor and within the streets' to get the true tale.

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Ben Gurion was a hard-core realist: after having tried through numerous channels to engage in a dialogue with the leaders of the Arab world, experience convinced him that they were not yet ready for a radical change in their attitude to the Jewish State. He knew Arab character, and knew that as long as the Arabs were convinced that the Jews could be ‘pushed into the sea’ they would not accept the existence of the State of Israel as a living entity among the Middle Eastern countries. One alternative to reach peace that would make Israel secure from the hostile Arab world was to conclude a military pact between Israel and one or more of the Great Powers.

Speeches and declarations on that issue were again and again made by all Arab statesmen and politicians. Even the PLO, still at that time only a small organization, depending on Egyptian, Syrian and Jordanian goodwill, was concerned. NASSER’S NIGHTMARE, SADAT’S SOLUTION 13 In May 1966, Ahmed Shukeiri—the then PLO leader—gave a speech at the opening ceremony of the Third Palestinian National Committee which took place in the Gaza Strip. Among other items the Israeli efforts in Dimona were discussed.

At the time it was an unprecedented qualitative and quantitative increase in the level of armaments in the Middle East. In one stroke the regional balance of power was shattered. 4 TWO MINUTES OVER BAGHDAD The only hope at that critical point in Israel’s history was France. The war in Algeria, the help provided by Nasser to the FLN, the natural sympathy felt towards the heroic and lonely struggle of Israel by the maquis (French Resistance), and the Suez crisis, all contributed to the development of closer relations between the two countries.

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