Open Secrets

Open Secrets : Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies

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Israel's foreign policy is perceived to be essentially a defensive one by the international community. Why then is it the only nuclear power which refuses to sign the Non-proliferation Treaty? What is Israel's true foreign and policy?*BR**BR*Drawing on the Hebrew press, Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as it is really is, as it is presented through its own media: what other Israeli Jews are told - and not what their government tells the rest of the world. *BR**BR*Shahak demonstrates that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a policy aimed at securing control of the whole of the Middle East, the Palestinian issue being only one piece of a much larger jigsaw puzzle. This is a frightening and controversial book that exposes Israel's real foreign policy.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 15.24mm | 294.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0745311512
  • 9780745311517
  • 1,872,741

Table of contents

Foreword by Christopher Hitchens


Part I: Censorship

1. The Struggle Against Military Censorship and the Quality of the Army

Part II: Foreign Relations

2. Israel Strategic Aims and its Nuclear Weapons

3. Syrian Cities and Relations with Saddam Hussein

4. Israel Versus Iran

5. Israel Foreign Policy After the Oslo Agreement

6. Coalition Building Against Iran

7. Israeli Foreign Policy, August 1994

8. Israeli Policies Towards Iran and Syria

Part III: Israeli Foreign Trade

9. Trade Between Israel and the Arab States

10. Israel Trade with Arab Countries: Drugs and Vegetables

Part IV: American Jews

11. Israel and the Organised American Jews

12. The Pro-Israeli Lobby in the US and the Inman Affair

Part V: Oslo and After

13. The Real Significance of the Oslo Accord

14. Analysis of Israeli Policy: The Priority of the Ideological Factor

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Review quote

'A very provocative book, and a deeply troubling one' -- New York Press 'Remarkable, powerful and provocative studies offering a penetrating examination of Israeli strategic foreign policies and Jewish religion and history' -- London Review Of Books
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About Israel Shahak

Israel Shahak (1933-2001) was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He arrived in Palestine in 1945 and lived there for the rest of his life. He was an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and a human rights activist. He was also the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto, 2004) and Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Pluto, 2008).
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