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Abba Eban
Author: Asaf Siniver

ISBN: 9780715650073
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 22 June 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.4 x 3.9
The definitive biography of Abba Eban, an Israeli diplomat revered by every nation- except the one he represented.

A skilled debater, a master of language, and a passionate defender of Israel, Abba Eban's diplomatic presence was in many ways a contradiction unlike any the world has seen since. While he was celebrated internationally for his exceptional wit and his moderate, reasoned worldview, these same qualities painted him as elitist and foreign in his home country. The disparity in perception of Eban at home and abroad was such that both his critics and his friends agreed that he would have been a wonderful prime minister- in any country but Israel.

In Abba Eban, Asaf Siniver paints a nuanced and complete portrait of one of the most complex figures in twentieth-century foreign affairs. We see Eban growing up and coming into his own as part of the Cambridge Union, and watch him steadily become known as "The Voice of Israel." Siniver draws on interviews, writings, and other newly available material to show that, in his unceasing quest for stability and peace for Israel, Eban's primary opposition often came from the homel...

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