The Resource No room for small dreams : courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel, Shimon Peres

No room for small dreams : courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel, Shimon Peres

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No room for small dreams : courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel
Title
No room for small dreams
Title remainder
courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel
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Shimon Peres
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Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the Second World War, when the full horror of the Holocaust was revealed, a United Nations resolution was taken to enable to establishment of two states on the same small piece of land - a Jewish state and an Arab state. The Jewish people accepted the resolution. The Arabs rejected it and declared war. Israel stood alone, whereas the Arabs were one of twenty-two states. The land was poor and practically unliveable: swamps and mosquitos in the north, and desert and stones in the south. Water was scarce, with only two lakes, one dead (the Dead Sea) and the other dying (the Kineret Lake). The only river, the River Jordan, was blessed with fame but short of water. There were no natural resources, neither gold nor oil. The Jewish community that lived in Israel at the time was far outnumbered - 600,000 Jews to forty million Arabs. Yet Israel discovered that it had one natural resource - a hidden one - which would turn out to be the most important of all: its people. The daring of the dreamers, the ingenuity of the builders, the courage of the fighters, the spirit of the nation, the readiness to volunteer. The former President of Israel, Shimon Peres, has been instrumental in shaping his nation. He has chosen six of the key decisions that many people considered unrealistic: the breaking of the arms embargo imposed by the US, Britain and France; the Suez Operation; the building of a nuclear reactor which could desalinate water and use solar energy; and the famously daring Operation Entebbe in 1976
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
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1923-2016
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Peres, Shimon
Dewey number
956.9405092
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS126.6.P47
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Peres, Shimon
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No room for small dreams : courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel, Shimon Peres
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474604192
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005908206
  • (OCoLC)on1005908206
Label
No room for small dreams : courage, imagination, and the making of modern Israel, Shimon Peres
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 227 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781474604192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005908206
  • (OCoLC)on1005908206

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