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    DescriptionOn 24 September 1963, Yaacov Herzog arrived for an appointment at a London clinic. He was not there to see the doctor, but "Charles" - the pseudonym of King Hussein of Jordan. These secret meetings continued for nine years, during which time Herzog also covertly negotiated a agreement with the Imam of Yemen during that country's civil war, wove a web of contacts with Lebanon's Christian community, and met other world leaders. A rabbi, erudite scholar, and gifted diplomat, Herzog was one of the shining stars in Israel's leadership. He served as a close advisor to four Israeli prime ministers, and was ambassador to Canada. Herzog became best known for his public debate with renowned British historian Professor Arnold Toynbee, who had described the Jews as a "fossilized" nation and compared Israel's military actions against Palestinians to Nazi atrocities. Herzog immediately invited Toynbee to a public debate, reminiscent of medieval debates between Jewish and Christian scholars. Herzog's performance bested Toynbee and won international accolades.

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    Yaacov Herzog
    A Biography
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Bar-Zohar
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 680 g
    ISBN 13: 9781870015936
    ISBN 10: 1870015932

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15580
    DC22: 956.9405092
    BISAC V2.8: SOC049000, BIO026000
    LC classification: DS126.6.H473 B3713 2005
    LC subject heading:
    Orion Categories: N|02, N|01|07
    Thema V1.0: DNB
    Illustrations note
    16 B/W Photo\Illu(s)
    Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Peter Halban Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    11 April 2005
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    Author Information
    Professor Michael Bar-Zohar was a member of Knesset (Labour) and wrote the official biography of David Ben Gurion. He has written thirty non-fiction books, and has been translated into sixteen languages, winning many international prizes. He is currently working on a biography of Shimon Peres.