About this book
A new edition of Gilbert's seminal history for Israel's 60th anniversary. With new material including a chapter covering the last 10 years, new maps and new pictures. 'The most comprehensive account of Israeli history yet published.' Efraim Karsh, "Sunday Telegraph"
Israel is a small and relatively young country, but its turbulent history has placed it squarely at the centre of the world stage for most of this century. The author traces the events and personalities that would lead to the sudden, dramatic declaration of Statehood in May 1948.