I announce that nothing will be done without a government decision. Menachem Begin to the members of the government, on the eve of Israel's invasion of Lebanon, "This operation is intended to heal the trauma of the Yom Kippur War." Beginning at the end of the first day of fighting on June 6, 1982, IDF forces entered Lebanon ostensibly for a limited operation. In practice, after long and careful preparation, Israel launched a large-scale war; a war that claimed many lives and undermined the public's trust in the decision-makers. 40 years later, the full details are revealed About the events and people that led to the Lebanon War. With the help of documents that are published for the first time in this book, historian Yigal Kipnis lays out the circumstances of the war, the preparations and discussions leading up to and during it, the convoluted moves against the administration in Washington and against the Christians in Lebanon, and above all - the consistent coordination between Prime Minister Menachem Begin to Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. Begin did not follow Sharon's far-reaching intentions. The goals of the war were derived from his worldview, and he cunningly, cleverly and decisively maneuvered between his principles and his obligations as a leader leading a nation to war and a political struggle for its justice. However, Begin was also subject to extreme mental changes , as detailed reports by the US State Department reveal. 1982 - Lebanon, the road to war confirms the statement of the prophet Amos: "Two will go together unless they were meant to." The book shines a new light on the war that was intended, perhaps, to heal trauma, but the So many days and years for trauma in itself.