King's Counsel: A Memoir of War, Espionage, and Diplomacy in the Middle East (Hardcover)

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His narrative contains secrets that will revise our understanding of the Middle East. In 1967, O'Connell tipped off Hussein that Israel would invade Egypt the next morning. Later, as Hussein's Washington counselor, O'Connell learned of Henry Kissinger's surprising role in the Yom Kippur War The book's leitmotif is betrayal. Hussein, the Middle East's only bona fide peacemaker, wanted simply the return of the West Bank, seized in the Six-Day War. Despite American promises, the clear directive of UN Resolution 242, and the years of secret negotiations with Israel, that never happened. Hussein's dying wish was that O'Connell tell the unknown story in this book.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393063349
ISBN-10: 0393063348
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: May 19th, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English