Five Middle Eastern Wars - (Audio CD)

Michael Medved
(2 reviews)
Michael Medved continues with the history of the Arab/Israeli struggle. When the nation of Israel was established in 1948 the Arab world reacted by sending armies against the new Jewish state. The 1948-49 Israeli War of Independence was the first of the five major wars that have rocked the Middle East during the last half century. The Suez Campaign of 1956 erupted when Gamal Abdel Nasser sent the army of Egypt across the Suez Canal to oppose the sparse Israeli defenses of the Sinai. The Six Day War in June of 1967 re-defined the boundaries of the Jewish state. In October of 1973 Arab nations once again struck Israel. In a surprise attack on Yom Kippur, the Jewish people were again fighting for the survival of their state. In 1982, The Lebanon Campaign once more pitted the Israeli army against an army of the Arab world. What, if any, was the role of America in these five middle eastern wars?
Total Run Time: 2hr, 28min
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  • 4
    This is a must to listen to, if you care about Isreal.

    Posted by George Townsend on 11th Aug 2014

    While I am neither Jewish nor a Fundamentalist Christian, I do not believe you have to be either to care deeply about Israel. She is not only the most important contry in the Middle East but one of the most in the civilized world. Israel is more like us (the United States) than any country in God's beautiful world. At least a glancing knowledge of how she got where she is today, and the ability to understand the rightness of her cause, is essential for a beginning understanding of this issue. Michael provides this, and I am very grateful. He is a truly brilliant man, and has provided a great service.

  • 5
    Factual accounts of historic events..

    Posted by George K Williams on 14th Apr 2014

    Since I enjoy your radio show it is not surprising I enjoyed this as well I found the program interesting and easy listening. I had anticipated eagerly the prospect of hearing your presentation, because i wanted a clear and understandable account of the historic times. When I was a younger man many times work and family activities interfered with any serious appraisal of the events that were taking place half way around the world. My greatest regret is my failure to pay closer attention to all those events. I expect to share these programs with my children and grandchildren, with the hope these recordings will encourage them to keep track of what is actually occurring on the world stage. This set plays well with, 'Why We Fight.'