Title........: BBC Storyville - Israel's Generals
Runtime......: 00:52:14 (78,359 fr)
Languages....: English, Hebrew, Arabic
Translations.: English subtitles
Info URL.....: http://tinyurl.com/q3nb5
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ISRAEL'S GENERALS - PART ONE - MOSHE DAYAN
This three-part documentary series looks at how Moshe Dayan,
Yitzhak Rabin and Ariel Sharon shaped the destiny of Israel, and
indeed the entire Middle East. Israel's Generals is a comparison
between the three leaders and explores why Israel, proud to be a
democracy, continue to choose generals as its political leaders?
The program also asks whether there will ever be peace as long as
fighters lead the way.
Part one focuses on Moshe Dayan and provides a detailed personal
and political portrait of the controversial Israeli general turned
statesman. The film looks at Dayan's crowning moment in 1967, when
the Soviet-equipped armies of Egypt and Syria were threatening to
invade Israel and he was appointed Defence Minister. His appointment
was a great boost to morale and in the media; the subsequent victory
over the combined armies of Egypt, Syria and Jordan in just six days
was later credited mainly to him.
Part One features interviews with Henry Kissinger (former US
Secretary of State), Asi Dayan (Moshe Dayan's son), Haidar
Abdel-Shafi (Palestinian leader) and Uri Avnery.