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Open Secretsby Israel Shahak
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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-Poliferation Treaty? What are its true foreign and nuclear policies? Using the Hebrew press as his main source, veteran human rights campaigner Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as presented through its own domestic media: ie what other Israeli Jews are told. He argues that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a global policy aiming to control virtually the whole of the Middle East for their own purposes.
Shahak unmasks the expansionist reality of Israeli foreign and nuclear policy and analyses its effect on the future of Middle Eastern politics.
Second volume of Deutscher prize-winning trilogy on the future of IR, tracing the defining characteristics of 'foreign encounters' over time.
About the Author
Israel Shahak was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He arrived in Palestine in 1945 and lived there until his death in 2001. 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 Press 1999) and Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Pluto Press 1994).
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 Israe
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