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by Kati Marton

eBook A Death in Jerusalem epub
  • ISBN: 1559703520
  • Author: Kati Marton
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Arcade Publishing; 1st Arcade ed edition (March 11, 1996)
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • ePUB size: 1204 kb
  • FB2 size 1699 kb
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A Death in Jerusalem book. Kati Marton has written another interesting and thought provoking book.

A Death in Jerusalem book. Count Folke Bernadotte was a Swedish nobleman, the uncle and godfather of the king of Sweden. He was the first person who attempted to mediate between the Arabs and Jews regarding Israel. He was asassinated by the Israeli underground, one member who later became prime minister.

A Death in Jerusalem reveals the forces behind this assassination, the passion that first dictated the tactics of terrorism in Israel and that continue to shape the thinking and actions of those even now determined to block accommodation with the Palestinians

A Death in Jerusalem reveals the forces behind this assassination, the passion that first dictated the tactics of terrorism in Israel and that continue to shape the thinking and actions of those even now determined to block accommodation with the Palestinians. At its birth in 1948, the State of Israel was endangered as much by a fratricidal war between Jewish moderates and extremists as it was by the invading armies of its Arab neighbors.

mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict, discusses his murder by the Israeli Stern Gang, whose membership included Yitzhak Shamir, and the reasons for the killing.

A death in jerusalem. The Assassination by Jewish Extremists of the First Arab/Israeli Peacemaker.

Kati Marton (born April 3, 1949) is a Hungarian-American author and journalist. A death in Jerusalem (1st Arcade e. Her career has included reporting for ABC News as a foreign correspondent and National Public Radio, where she started as a production assistant in 1971, as well as print journalism and writing a number of books Selected writing.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. On the evening of September 17, 1948, a car carrying Count Folke Bernadotte, the first United Nationsappointed mediator in the Middle East, traveled up a narrow Jerusalem street. As the car shifted gears for the. As the car shifted gears for the climb toward the New City, an Israeli Army jeep nosed into the road, forcing Bernadotte's car and the two following him to come to a full stop. From the jeep sprang three uniformed men clutching automatic weapons

An intriguing examination of the circumstances surrounding the 1948 murder in Israel of UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte. Marton (The Polk Conspiracy, 1990, et. interweaves two stories as she traces the paths that led to the killing of Swedish nobleman and diplomat Bernadotte on September 17, 1948. The first story is about Bernadotte himself, who, Marton contends, was a well-meaning amateur in over his head.

An account of the 1948 assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish U.N. mediator in the Arab-Israeli conflict, discusses his murder by the Israeli Stern Gang, whose membership included Yitzhak Shamir, and the reasons for the killing
Comments: (7)
sergant
Kati Marton's book is the most maddening book I have read in 10 years time. Worthwhile, but maddening.

"A Death in Jerusalem" is worthwhile because it is skillfully constructed, richly detailed and beautifully written. In many respects, it is a real triumph. It is maddening because, from beginning to end, its themes are held hostage to political correctness.

One example makes my point plain. The book touches upon three sets of politically-motivated "killings": The 1948 invasion of the new state of Israel by its neighbors; Ben-Gurion's directive to shell the Irgun supply-ship, the "Altelana, killing jewish sailors as they made their way onto the Tel Aviv beach;" and the (central tale of the book) the assassination of U.N. Mediator Count Bernadotte. Only the last item keeps the author's contempt and condemnation. The other events -- each far wider in the scale of their violence and bloodshed -- earn disapproving sneers from Marton, but not much more.

The underlying message is unmistakably clear: When right-wing Jews use a gun, the act reveals the depth of human villainy. When left-wing Jews, or Arabs, use a gun ( ... or a howitzer ) well, everyone knows, sometimes bad things happen.

Independent-minded readers will spot this kind of reasoning as clunky, undignified and, well, stupid.

And that is sad. "A Death in Jerusalem" has an incredibly rich storyline, whose difficult ambiguities, tensions and grey areas make the tale worth telling all the more; not less.

So, readers should buy and read this book. Just be sure to pick out the villains for yourself.
Ynneig
A country of historians seem to have purposely overlooked the history of its founding. This book is a good view of the terrorism during the country's founding. Very interesting that Prime Ministers and founding fathers have no biographies. Hopefully this book will lead to more
Mash
This is an outstanding book and it was wonderful to have a lot of the chronology of the evolution of the State of Israel described in such particular detail. It is historical, unemotional in its writing, but cuts deeply into one's personhood if one happens to be Jewish. The book fills in a lot of gaps in my knowledge and is so exquisitely written. It is an important book for anyone who is trying to understand Israeli-Palestinian issues.
Kardana
I have read all her writtings. All of them excellent. This and all about Hungary are special. From her parents to the geniuses who fought the nazis, are great.
Dellevar
Kati Marton wrote a very interesting book about the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte; the moral, psychological, intellectual, and material reasons of his failure as an UN mediator, the manner he became a danger for the Israeli project of a large state on the territory of former Palestine, every peculiar element of the whole situation is explained and justified by the author.
Swordsong
v good written
Kelezel
I have just discovered Kati Marton and fell in love with her books.kati makes complicated history very readable.. Ms. Marton knows how to research complicated history and present it in a fascinating way. Thank you , Kati, and don't stop writing!
Izabella
A lot of interesting and tragic history is presented in this book, including an excerpt from the now-infamous 1940 letter in which Lehi (the Stern Gang) sought help from Nazi Germany to fight their common enemy, the British.
Marton's book shows plenty of violence on both sides. For example, we are told of the destruction of the Arab village of Deir Yassim, where, Lehi commando Baruch Nadel recalled, "There were people killed in the most brutal way." And we get the violent Arab response, an attack on a convoy of cars carrying Jewish civilians: "Suddenly, brandishing rifles and hurling blazing gasoline-soaked rags, hundreds of Arab guerrillas swooped down on the convoy, turning its armor-plated cars into blazing steel-trap prisons."
The book's subject is Lehi's assassination of the first UN peace mediator to the Middle East, so of course the book focuses on the violent activities of Lehi and, to a lesser extent, the Irgun. That said, Marton makes clear that what motivated these people was not a love for violence, but a love for the state of Israel.
Marton's writing is sometimes a little awkward, sometimes a little breathless. And Count Folke Bernadotte is a far less interesting subject than Yitzhak Shamir. But the book does a good job of documenting an event that, as Arthur Schesinger wrote, "...has stained the politics of Israel ever since."
Depressingly, the obstacles to peace in 1948, such as the question of the right-of-return for Palestinian refugees, are still with us today.
Also recommended, Avi Shlaim's THE IRON WALL.
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