Brothers at War: Israel and the Tragedy of the Altalena by Jerold S. Auerbach
Approx. 47,310 words.
Published on May 2, 2011 by
Quid Pro Books.
At the dawn of the Israeli state, the tragic sinking of the Israeli ship Altalena--by Israeli commandos no less--threatened to tear the new country apart, and has lessons still for its politics and peace. The first book in English on the event, and by a historian, this book tells the story, and the present profound implications, of a moment in the birth of modern Israel, with much relevance still.