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The Leader pp 265-298 | Cite as

Leaders and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

A Psychoanalytic Interpretation
  • Marvin Zonis
  • Daniel Offer

Abstract

There was a huge wall between us which you tried to build up over a quarter of a century, but it was destroyed in 1973. It was a wall of an implacable and escalating psychological warfare...

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