The Dark Side of Zionism

The Dark Side of Zionism : The Quest for Security through Dominance

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The thesis of The Dark Side of Zionism, arising from new histories neglected by the media, is that both the early Zionists and the Israelis sought their security through military domination of the indigenous Arab population of Palestine. This strategy required avoiding negotiations with the Palestinians as well as demonstrating Israeli military might through wars initiated against Arab states opposed to an Israeli takeover of Palestine.
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  • Paperback | 284 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739126911
  • 9780739126912
  • 1,437,351

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 Part I. The colonization of Palestine (1880-1948) Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Concepts of colonization Chapter 4 Chapter 2. History of colonization and Palestinian dispossession (1880-1948) Part 5 Part II. Domination of Arab states (1949-1974) Chapter 6 Chapter 3. Hegemony in the Middle East Chapter 7 Chapter 4. History of the Arab-Israeli wars (1949-1974) Part 8 Part III. Search for global influence Chapter 9 Chapter 5. Weapons diplomacy, the political use of arms Chapter 10 Chapter 6. History of Israel's global weapons sales Part 11 Part IV. Colonization after 1967: Greater Israel and the illusory peace process Chapter 12 Chapter 7. Begin, Peres, Shamir and the Madrid Conference Chapter 13 Chapter 8. Rabin and the Oslo Accords Chapter 14 Chapter 9. Peres and Netanyahu and Wye River Chapter 15 Chapter 10. Barak and Arafat at Camp David Chapter 16 Chapter 11. Ariel Sharon: Force over peace Chapter 17 Chapter 12. Olmert and the 2006 Lebanon war Part 18 Part V. Prospects Chapter 19 Chapter 13. One-state, two-state, or continued apartheid? Part 20 Part VI. Other considerations Chapter 21 Chapter 14. Terrorism Chapter 22 Chapter 15. The paradox of nationalism Chapter 23 Chapter 16. Religion and possession in ancient Palestine
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The Dark of Side of Zionism provides the reader with an insightful and fact-based historical analysis of Israeli policies which have sought that country's own security through the insecurity of others. Given that the United States has largely subsidized these policies, the book constitutes a public service to American readers who have had little else than propaganda to make a judgment on what is really going on in Israel and Palestine. -- Lawrence Davidson, West Chester University The great merit of The Dark Side of Zionism stems from its combination of a dispassionate analysis of the many facets of Israeli aggression, on the one hand, with a keen and consistent moral compass, on the other. The result is a work both scholarly and just, a valuable addition to this never-ending controversy. -- Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism A worthy sequel to How Israel Was Won, updating the Zionist colonization of Palestine and Israeli practices of 'soft apartheid' within its pre-1967 borders as well as 'hard apartheid' in the occupied territories. A lucid and well documented textbook based primarily on new Israeli sources and complete with a concise appendix on 'Water Wars.' -- Clement M. Henry, The University of Texas at Austin This book is one which deserves a wide readership and the discussion and debate which will ensue. It is high time that all of us - on all sides of the question - see things as they really are. Issues Of The American Council For Judaism
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About Baylis Thomas

Baylis Thomas, who has taught at the Yeshiva University/Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Hospital, is the author of How Israel Was Won: A Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
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