Contributor Archives: Tom Segev

About Tom Segev

Tom Segev is a columnist for Ha’aretz, Israel’s leading newspaper, and the author of three now-classic works on the history of Israel: 1949: The First Israelis; The Seventh Million: The Israelis and the Holocaust; and One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice for 2000. Segev’s latest book is 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East. He lives Jerusalem.

1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East

“Today we know that Israel’s triumph in 1967 was a Pyrrhic victory. Tom Segev’s 1967 makes that more clear than anything written on the subject . . . Segev documents this historic tragedy brilliantly, authoritatively, as no one has before.”—Amos …

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Did the Holocaust’s Specter Drive Israel to Attack in 1967? Exclusive Excerpt | Tom Segev’s New Book

Chapter 8: 2. “Nasser is Hitler”: Israel on the Eve of the Six Day War Exclusive Excerpt from 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East During the first years of Israel’s existence, the events of …

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What If Israel Had Turned Back?

FORTY years ago today, on the morning of June 5, 1967, Jordan launched an artillery attack on the Israeli part of Jerusalem. In reaction Israel conquered the Arab sections of the city as well as the West Bank. History is …

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Exclusive Excerpt | 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East–Israel on the Eve of the Six Day War

“Absorbing and convincing: an exemplary work of journalistic history.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Chapter 8 Nine Days to War: A Terrible Situation 1. Anxiety: “Keep up your appearance” The fear triggered by Nasser’s acts, beginning on Independence Day, rapidly escalated …

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