Few months after the Camp David peace conference a violent conflict erupted between Israel and the Palestinians, a conflict that caused thousands of victims most of them civilians. The leaders and most of the people in Israel are convinced that what happened here since September 2000 was a war of no choice, where we won terror. The picture that emerges from the pages of Boomerang is totally different.
This war could gave been avoided, or at least detained in its early stages.
If someone would have told Ariel Sharon, on the eve of his wining the elections, that he would lead Israel to a unilateral withdrawal from northern Samaria and Gaza in summer 2005 and building a fence so 94% of the west bank are not included and watch helplessly the rising power of the HAMAS as a leading prominent power in the Palestinian society -and still call all this a victory-Sharon would have thought him a lunatic.
Boomerang is a an extensive fear lacking impartial research about the activities of the Israeli leadership .
In hundreds of interviews ,secret documents and private diaries, the book pictures the leaders. It describes in details the process of decision and reveals many new facts:
From the way the Israeli leadership marketed a false and untrue narrative up to the night where the IDF almost by mistake killed Yaser Araft ;from missing every opportunity to change the course of the war and maybe terminating it, and up to the worthless and irresponsible way the detaching plan was developed.
Boomerang describes an Israeli leadership led by fixation, fears and total confidence in force that went to win the most important war since the war of independence while returning bereaved and defeated.
Raviv Druker is the political commentator of channel 10 TV and chairman of the movement for freedom of information ,formerly he was political reporter and a GLZ anchor.
He is graduate of the Neiman found from the university of Harvard and hold a degree in law from the University of Tel-Aviv. His previous best seller HARAKIRI dealt with the term of office of the former prime minister Ehud Barak .
Ofer Shelach is columnist and commentator in Yedioth Achronot as well as basket ball and American sports commentator in the sports channel. He has MA in literature and writing from the New-York university and BA in Economics and literature from the University of Tel-Aviv.he has published 4 books. His last book MAGASH HAKESEF(The silver plate) deals with the collapse of the “peoples army” concept and became a best seller.