Synopses & Reviews
This is the definitive response to the rise of a new global anti-Semitism from the head of the Anti-Defamation League. Abraham Foxman delivers a powerful blow to such ideas as "The Israel Lobby" and shows how old stereotypes have taken subtle new forms. He also reveals a disturbing parallel trend: the decline of global Jewish solidarity, which he argues is critical for dealing with current threats. This books carefully considers the intertwined relationship between the U.S. and Israel and delves into the unique position that American Jews find themselves in. Foxman advocates forthright, decisive solutions to an international crisis and helps to balance a fractious debate.
"Foxman demolishes a number of shibboleths . . . a rebuttal of a pernicious theory about a mythically powerful Jewish lobby." --Publishers Weekly
"...unlike [Walt and Mearsheimer], and unlike Mr. Dershowitz, Mr. Foxman acknowledges the debate's complexity. Israel is a Middle East democracy, if a flawed one, and that's worth encouraging." --The Washington Times
“Abe Foxmans new volume demonstrates it again: whenever the Jewish people or Jewish honor need to be defended, his voice is both courageously eloquent and powerful." --Elie Wiesel"Today there appears to be a cottage industry of those writing about the Israeli Lobby. Most of the books to date have been neither serious nor analytical. On the contrary, they have been misleading and often fallacious, reflecting both a tendency to rewrite history and to misunderstand the policy process. Abe Foxman provides a highly readable antidote. Apart from explaining why there has been a tendency to find a simple-minded scapegoat for the troubles in American foreign policy after 9/11 and our travails in Iraq, Foxman offers a reasoned and systematic critique of what President Jimmy Carter and Professors Mearsheimer and Walt have written. More importantly, he presents useful criteria for how to shape an open, civil, and far-reaching debate on our policy toward the Middle East. Rarely has a book been more timely."--Ambassador Dennis Ross, former American envoy to the Arab-Israeli peace process and author of Statecraft and How to Restore America's Standing in the World "Abe Foxman is not merely a tribune in defense of the Jewish people against its suddenly stronger enemies. He is a scholarly analyst of these enemies' falsifications. Not only that: his style is lively, decisive, and riveting."--Marty Peretz, Editor in Chief, The New Republic "Conspiracy theories are a measure of a society's mental health; when on the rise, trouble lies ahead. In The Deadliest Lies, Abraham Foxman diagnoses the 'Israel Lobby' conspiracy theory and reveals how sick it is. In doing so, he does a service to all Americans."--Charles Hill, Distinguished Fellow in International Security Studies, Yale University Praise for Never Again?: "Few would refute the power and truth behind Foxman's argument."--The New York Times Book Review"Foxman confronts a subtle and disturbing trend with objectivity, meticulous research, and clarity."--Henry Kissinger"Never Again? requires answers, demanding both diligence and documentation. Foxman has provided both."--The Washington Times
"Foxman reminds us that vigilance is essential to protect our communities from nightmarish futures that are all too possible."--former Senator Bill Bradley
The representative of the Jewish community and staunch defender of human rights, Foxman delivers a powerful blow to such ideas as The Israel Lobby. He shows how old stereotypes associated with the most virulent forms of bigotry have been resurfacing and taking subtle new forms. From Carter to Mearsheimer, he addresses the public figures who make these beliefs appear credible. He also reveals a disturbing parallel trend: the decline of global Jewish solidarity, which he argues is critical for dealing with the current threat. Foxman advocates forthright and decisive solutions to an international crisis, ensuring that this will be an important clarion call.
An urgent message from the head of the Anti-Defamation League
As national director of the Anti-Defamation League, this is Abraham Foxman's decisive response to the new voices contributing to anti-Semitism worldwide. Foxman takes a bold, unapologetic, and controversial stand against prejudice and discrimination, and advocates forthright solutions to the growing international crisis of anti-Semitism.
About the Author
Abraham H. Foxman is the national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and one of today's preeminent voices against hatred, discrimination, and violence across the world. He is the author of Never Again?: The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism.
Table of Contents
In a Time of Challenge
Old Poison in a New Bottle
Alluring Myths, Clear-Eyed Realities
The Power of Misinformation: The Judt Affair
A President Loses His Way
The Way Forward