The Power of Israel in the United States

The Power of Israel in the United States


By (author) James F. Petras

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  • Publisher: Clarity Press
  • Format: Paperback | 191 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 226mm x 15mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Atlanta, GA
  • ISBN 10: 0932863515
  • ISBN 13: 9780932863515
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 388,382

Product description

This book is a chapter-by-chapter analysis documenting the power of Israel via the pro-Zionist lobby on US Middle East policy. It explores the extraordinary extent of US political, economic, military and diplomatic support for Israel along with the means whereby such support is generated and consolidated. Contending that Zionist power in the US ensured unconditional backing for Israeli colonization of Palestine and its massive uprooting of Palestinians, it views the interests of Israel rather than those of Big Oil as the primary cause of the disastrous US wars against Iraq and threats of war against Iran and Syria.

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Author information

JAMES PETRAS, a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York, is the author of 62 books published in 29 languages and over 560 articles in professional journals. His publishers have included Random House, John Wiley, Westview, Macmillan, Verso, Zed Books and Pluto. He is winner of the Career of Distinguished Service Award from the American Sociological Association and the Robert Kenny Award for Best Book in 2002. Jim Petras has been one of the few courageous take a critical view of the pro-Israeli lobby and its influence over US Middle East policy. Jeff Blankfort, a leading Jewish authority, writer and critic in the US on the pro-Israeli lobby. Jim Petras begins where Chomsky and Zunes stop Israel Shamir, Jaffa, leading Russian-Israeli intellectual, writer and journalist.

Table of contents

Part One: Zionist Power in America; Ch 1: Who Fabricated the Iraq War Threat?; Ch 2: The US-Iraq-Israel-Zionist Connection; Ch 3: The Libby Affair and the Internal War; Ch 4: Exposing the Expose; Ch 5: The Spy Trial: A Political Bombshell; Part Two: Israel and Middle East Warfare; Ch 6: The House of Horrors: Torture, Assassinations and Genocide; Ch 7: Israel's Final Solution: The Assault on Gaza; Ch 8: "MAD DOGS" Ravage Lebanon; Ch 9: Israel's War With Iran: The Coming Mideast Conflagration; Ch 10: The Caricatures in Middle East Politics; Part Three; Ch 11: Experts on Terror: Looking in the Mirror; Ch 12: Suicide Bombers: The Sacred and the Profane; Part Four: Debates; Ch 13: Noam Chomsky and the Pro-Israel Lobby; Ch 14: Confronting Zionism and Reclaiming Middle East Policy.