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Will Israel Survive?by Mitchell Geoffrey Bard
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While most people view the Palestinian conflict as the greatest threat to Israel's survival, it is in fact only one of the nation's long-term concerns. Aside from terrorists seeking to destroy it, Israel must contend with tensions between religious and secular Jews, the demographic issues posed by a quickly growing Arab population, internal political divisions, and disputes over the water sources that are critical to its survival. In the face of these challenges, the country's future can seem precarious. Bard paints a realistic picture of the road ahead with a hopeful message: Israel will not only survive, but will endure long into the future.
The former editor of The Near East Report explores the many dangers confronting Israel, and argues that the country is built for resilience
Since it first declared independence six decades ago, Israel has endured constant threats to its existence. Though the Palestinian conflict continues to hold the world's attention, it is in fact only one of the nation's long-term concerns. Aside from terrorists seeking to destroy it, Israel must contend with tensions between secular and religious Jews, the demographic challenges posed by a quickly growing Arab population, internal political divisions, and disputes over the water sources that are critical to its survival. In the face of these many challenges, the country's future can seem precarious indeed.
About the Author
Mitchell G. Bard is a former editor of The Near East Report, the pre-eminent newsletter on US Middle East policy. He is Executive Director of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library. He has written and edited 17 nonfiction books, including The Complete History of the Holocaust and Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
Table of Contents
1. Israel's Past Is Prologue * 2. The End of the Arab-Israeli Conflict * 3. The Return of the Muslim Empire * 4. The Demographic Bomb * 5. The Nuclear Apocalypse * 6. Dying of Thirst * 7. Imperfect Peace * 8. A Civil War * 9. Silicon Wadi * 10. Does Media Bias Threaten Israel? * 11. A World of Danger * 12. Israel's American Protector * Conclusion - Israel's Bright Future
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