Why They Fight: The Story of the Arab/Israeli Conflict - (Audio CD)

Michael Medved
(8 reviews)

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

Available on two CDs or audio download

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  • 5
    The Real Scoup

    Posted by lola hotard on 3rd Mar 2017

    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.

  • 5
    learned so much

    Posted by Unknown on 22nd Nov 2016

    a must listen for everyone and especially for those of us who want to know the true history of the conflict

  • 4
    A suggestion

    Posted by Rebecca Levitsky on 8th Dec 2014

    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.

  • 5
    Factual accounts of historic events. ,Well told with feeling.

    Posted by Unknown on 14th Apr 2014

    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.

  • 4
    Very eduacational

    Posted by Ejvind R Hansen on 24th Mar 2014

    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?