A fearless warrior and a strong-headed, charismatic politician, he was admired for his leadership as Chief of Staff of the Israel Defence Forces during the victorious Sinai War and the Six Day War of , but blamed for the debacle of the October War, , while he was Minister of Defence. This arresting biography provides an intimate view of Dayan's private life, his public career, and the political controversies of his time.
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Mordechai Bar-On, Dayan's assistant during the Sinai War and an eminent historian of Israel, offers the most authoritative account yet of Dayan's life, motives, and world view. Drawing on a wealth of Israeli archives, writings by Dayan and members of his circle, and on first-hand experiences working with Dayan, "Bar-On" focuses the main part of the book on his subject's role in Israel's public life and his highly original view of the political environment in which he was operating.
The book reveals Dayan as a man unwavering in his devotion to the Zionist project and the land of Israel, and it makes a unique contribution to the history of Israel's early years and the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict in those times. Notify me. Add to Wishlist.
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In , Dayan was appointed to the Haganah General Staff working on Arab affairs, in particular recruiting agents to gain information about irregular Arab forces in Palestine. According to those who knew him, the war deeply depressed Dayan. The two were in substantial agreement on foreign policy and dealt with each other in the past. Ben-Gurion and Dayan had told Sharett that their estimate of Egyptian casualties was On taking command, based on Ben-Gurion's three-year defence programme, Dayan carried out a major reorganisation of the Israeli army, which, among others, included: .
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