"Prodigiously documented... Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves." – Ambassador Andrew Killgore Soon after WWII, US statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would “imperil” both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians. Few Americans today are aware that US support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that US politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts. As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an “elitist secret society” whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. AGAINST OUR BETTER JUDGMENT brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Release Date: 2007-09-07
Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing". Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel’s founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. Indispensable for anyone interested in the current crisis in the Middle East.
Author: Shlomo Sand
Publisher: Verso Books
Release Date: 2012-11-20
Evaluates the notions of a Promised Land to explain why Israel has become the site of the longest running national struggle of the twentieth century, posing a controversial argument that the concept of a "Land of Israel" facilitated colonization and is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.
Author: Paul Findley
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Release Date: 2003-05
The first book to speak out against the pervasive influence of the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on American politics, policy, and institutions resonates today as never before. With careful documentation and specific case histories, former congressman Paul Findley demonstrates how the Israel lobby helps to shape important aspects of U.S. foreign policy and influences congressional, senatorial, and even presidential elections. Described are the undue influence AIPAC exerts in the Senate and the House and the pressure AIPAC brings to bear on university professors and journalists who seem too sympathetic to Arab and Islamic states and too critical of Israel and its policies. Along with many longtime outspoken critics, new voices speaking out include former President Jimmy Carter, U.S. Representative Cynthia McKinney, Senator Robert Byrd, prominent Arab-American Dr. Ziad Asali, Rabbi Michael Lerner, and journalist Charles Reese. In addition, the lack of open debate among politicians with regard to the U.S. policy in the Middle East is lamented, and AIPAC is blamed in part for this censorship. Connections are drawn between America's unconditional support of Israel and the raging anti-American passions around the world--and ultimately the tragic events of 9/11. This replaces 1556520735.
Author: M. Stanton Evans
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2013-06-11
A primary source examination of the infiltration of Stalin's Soviet intelligence network by members of the American government during World War II reveals the dictator's dubious partnerships with such top-level figures as Vice President Henry Wallace and chief advisor Harry Hopkins. Co-written by the author of Blacklisted by History.
Author: Gilad Atzmon
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2011-09-30
An investigation of Jewish identity politics and Jewish contemporary ideology using both popular culture and scholarly texts. Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. The purpose in this book is to open many of these issues up for discussion. Since Israel defines itself openly as the ‘Jewish State’, we should ask what the notions of ’Judaism’, ‘Jewishness’, ‘Jewish culture’ and ‘Jewish ideology’ stand for. Gilad examines the tribal aspects embedded in Jewish secular discourse, both Zionist and anti Zionist; the ‘holocaust religion’; the meaning of ‘history’ and ‘time’ within the Jewish political discourse; the anti-Gentile ideologies entangled within different forms of secular Jewish political discourse and even within the Jewish left. He questions what it is that leads Diaspora Jews to identify themselves with Israel and affiliate with its politics. The devastating state of our world affairs raises an immediate demand for a conceptual shift in our intellectual and philosophical attitude towards politics, identity politics and history.
Author: Ron David
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
Release Date: 2007-08-21
Arabs & Israel For Beginners covers the Middle East from ancient times to the present, tells the truth in plain English, and is one of the few non-scholarly books that is relentlessly fair to both Jews and Arabs. If you want to continue to believe fairy tales about Arabs in Israel, don’t touch this book – it will surely be hazardous to your closed mind. If you want the truth about 12,000 years of Middle Eastern History, then Arabs & Israel For Beginners is the perfect place to start.
Author: Benjamin H. Freedman
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Genre: Political Science
The Life of An American Jew in Israel (Jack Bernstein) AND Benjamin H. Freedman - In His Own Words is a concise compilation of historic documents which are no longer available in hardcopy. They unanimously REVEAL(ation) a heretical conspiracy, NOT of the Jews, but of Zionism. (See Important Note below) Historically, no nation or kingdom has ever "gone down" spontaneously - without premeditation. Empires only fall after careful and strategic, covert planning by someone. Sagas in antiquity tell of precious few occasions when the scheme has been discovered and subsequently thwarted. Whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Libertarian or an Independent, if you are concerned about the immediate future of the United States of America, you will read this eye-opening little book and take the passionate warnings of these valiant men seriously. Many things will then begin to make dreadful sense to you. Jack Bernstein was a patriotic American who leaped on the Zionist propaganda bandwagon of diaspora Jews returning to Israel. He became greatly disillusioned and alarmed by his personal experiences in Israel and the discovery of the true nature of Zionism as a political movement seeking to establish a supranation of Israel (Judaism, however, is a non-aggressive religion) Having returned to the sanctuary of America, and with the help of journalist Len Martin, he authored a book in 1984 attempting to expose the truth and warn the American public. He joined the ranks of other courageous Jews who had for decades also been trying to notify the nation as to the very real and present danger of covert Zionist forces at work within the upper echelons of the political and financial affairs of America. Many of these heroic watchmen were wealthy and prominent celebrities including Albert Einstein and Benjamin Freedman. Albert Einstein was an early Zionist who believed in Jews worldwide being allowed to return to their ancestral land of Palestine as an asylum from persecution and/or to be able to practice Judaism without hindrance. He was even asked to be the first president of the newly established State of Israel, but he declined. He did NOT believe in displacing the indigenous Palestinians. He was abhorred by the activities of the Zionist terrorist groups (especially the "Stern" and "Irgun") operating in Palestine in the years prior to 1948. Along with 27 other prominent Jews of the day, he co-wrote and signed an "Open Letter" which was printed in the New York Times urging Americans to not be deceived by the newly evolved Zionist "Freedom" party of Menachem Begin. That letter is reproduced in full after the text of Jack Bernstein's book. Additionally, there are excerpts from The Official Report of the United States Army Intelligence, 2nd Bureau as printed in the "The British Guardian" on February 13th, 1925 along with excerpts from the article itself. The topic was the mounting concern of the United States regarding the encroaching threat of the distinctly Zionist International Bankers who had financed the Bolshevik revolution and were launching a global communist campaign. IMPORTANT: To gain clarity in fully grasping the difference between Judaism and Zionism, an absolutely CRITICAL distinction, read the FREE, 77 page, online publication "The Rabbis Speak Out" provided by Neturei Karta - "Anti-Zionists of Israel" at www.nkusa.org
Author: Max Blumenthal
Publisher: Nation Books
Release Date: 2013-10-01
In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process. As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats." Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military. Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past—the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation. A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Verso Books
Release Date: 2017-05-02
The myths—and reality—behind the state of Israel In this groundbreaking book, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Occupation, the outspoken and radical Israeli historian Ilan Pappe examines the most contested ideas concerning the origins and identity of the contemporary state of Israel. The “ten myths” that Pappe explores—repeated endlessly in the media, enforced by the military, accepted without question by the world’s governments—reinforce the regional status quo. He explores the claim that Palestine was an empty land at the time of the Balfour Declaration, as well as the formation of Zionism and its role in the early decades of nation building. He asks whether the Palestinians voluntarily left their homeland in 1948, and whether June 1967 was a war of “no choice.” Turning to the myths surrounding the failures of the Camp David Accords and the official reasons for the attacks on Gaza, Pappe explains why the two-state solution is no longer viable.
"The General's Son" is the powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. (His journey mirrored in many ways the transformation his father, a much-decorated Israeli general, had undergone three decades earlier.) In "The General's Son," Peled paints touching portraits of his childhood in Jerusalem, of the tumultuous events that sparked his transformation, and of the Palestinian and Israeli peace activists he has worked with in recent years. When the first edition of "The General's Son" appeared in 2012, Pulitzer Prizewinning author Alice Walker contributed a Foreword in which she wrote, "There are few books on the Israel/Palestine issue that seem as hopeful to me as this one." After the first edition came out, Peled took its message to enthusiastic audiences around the United Statesand the world. For this new edition, he added an Epilogue that takes readers with him on many of these journeys: to South Africa, East Asia, several European countries, and the West Bank, Gaza, and Israel itself. He also reflects on his continuing inner journey to understand more deeply the requirements of a peaceful order."