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Encore Booknotes: Michael Oren, "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East"

Michael Oren

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Michael Oren appeared on Booknotes in August 2002 to discuss his book, "Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East." The book chronicles the events of the six-day Arab-Israeli War which resulted in redrawn borders, changes in leadership, and a new balance of power. Mr. Oren writes about the roles of major figures in the war such as Moshe Dayan, Gamal Abdul Nasser, Lyndon Johnson, and Alexei Kosygin, and explains the Six Day War in the larger context of the Cold War.

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Michael Oren

Michael Oren is the author of "The Origins of the Second Arab-Israeli War." He was born in the United States and has lived in Israel for more than 25 years. He worked as Director of Israel's Department of Inter-Religious Affairs during the administration of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Mr. Oren currently heads the Middle East History Project at Jerusalem's Shalem Center, an institute for Jewish social thought and public policy. "Six Days of War" was recently released in paperback by Presidio Press.


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