Why They Fight: The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - (Audio CD)Michael Medved
There is much misinformation and many outright lies spread today about
the facts of the Middle East conflict. In this broadcast Michael
Medved recounts the history of the small area of land which is modern
Israel. A remote and obscure territory of first the Roman Empire, then
the Ottoman Empire and later the British Empire, Jews, Arabs and
Christians have lived there for centuries. But bloody conflict between
these neighbors erupted after events following World War I and the
establishment of various Middle East states, including the State of
Israel. Why? Michael Medved presents facts to clarify a dark and
confusing segment of world history.
Total Run Time: 2hr, 34min
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This is an informative history of how Israel came to be. This copy is to replace the last one I bought and loaned out. I shall continue to loan out but keep better track of where it is. All Michael's history recordings are excellent.
a must listen for everyone and especially for those of us who want to know the true history of the conflict
I very much enjoyed the CD set I ordered. I would love to hear one dated from 2000-2014 which covers current events. I also enjoyed the interview with the Muslim spokesperson. It is too bad that moderates are not allowed to speak in their own societies. Thank you for the balanced and fair assessment you always give to your subject matter.
This is a companion program for FIVE MIDDLE EASTERN WARS. Michael's delivery is excellent. If you enjoy listening to his radio programs. You will also enjoy this, since It is after all, taken from his broadcast I am an auditory learner so his clear and direct presentation is a delight to listen to. I look forward to sharing this with my children and grandchildren. Thank you, Michael. You are a great showman, and an excellent historian.
The CD set provided some additional detail to that of a book, The Case for Israel, by Alan Dershowitz. They both pointed out that the Jews bought land from absentee landlords for the most part and that what became Israel proper was mainly unoccupied and that the commerce of the Jews caused the Arabs to move in large numbers to the area. What is missing from both is how the Christian residents present at the war of 1948 reacted to that war. Did they also run away and choose to not return?