From his childhood on a kibbutz through his contentious military career, this program presents a biographical sketch of Moshe Dayan. Complex and charismatic, Dayan became a hero and international icon with his aggressive approach to the issue of Palestine - but fell from grace after the Yom Kippur War. Archival footage gives viewers a vivid look at the Middle Eastern conflict in the early 20th century, while statesmen, historians, and family members provide commentary on the man who once symbolized the might of the new Israel.
Excitement of War (1:53) -- A Call to Arms (2:26) -- "A Land Without a People for a People Without a Land" (3:40) -- Dayan's War Dictates (3:11) -- Dayan's Public Behavior (3:27) -- Dayan's Popularity Soars (3:51) -- The Intoxication of Glory (4:18) -- Dayan Has Good Relations with Arabs (3:14) -- Dayan's Public Appeal (4:57) -- Control of the Territories (3:59) -- Power and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (4:06) -- Israel Wars with Egypt (5:03) -- From Resignation to Foreign Minister (3:32) -- Establishing a Palestinian State? (5:28) -- Moshe Dayan the Man (1:52) -- Credits: Slaves of the Sword: Moshe Dayan (1:26)
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