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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painful reading.
This makes painful but crucial reading for all interested in understanding Israeli security concerns and religious ideology that has contributed to a State that is at once both defensive and offensive in nature. He airs painful little known Israeli Policies- in the 80's the Israelis had hoped to transfer Palestinians with Saddams cooperation to occupy Irans Oil rich...
Published on 29 Sep 2009 by Spilsbury

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3 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Distorted
I couldn't finish this. I made up the mistake of actualy knowing something about the subject and living in the place before reading this. I suppose the title says it all "Expansionism and Israeli Foreign Policy" Expand into what? -Iran? The book is written with one biased viewpoint in mind but worse are the factual errors and scaremongering. It's almost positing a...
Published on 1 May 2005 by RL


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Painful reading., 29 Sep 2009
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This review is from: Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies: Expansionism and Israeli Foreign Policy (Film/Fiction; 2) (Paperback)
This makes painful but crucial reading for all interested in understanding Israeli security concerns and religious ideology that has contributed to a State that is at once both defensive and offensive in nature. He airs painful little known Israeli Policies- in the 80's the Israelis had hoped to transfer Palestinians with Saddams cooperation to occupy Irans Oil rich province of Khuzestan, after an Iraqi victory.
There is a detailed account of the Agenda of right leaning Radicals who feel historically cheated by Churchills failure to honour the integration a substantial portion of Jordan into the fledgling state of Israel. Therefore from the outset we can understand an Israeli perspective which is genuinely aggrieved historically, as much as it may be the aggressor in other issues. The disturbing features of Rightist Policies are clearly expansionist. A state is envisaged that would ultimately extend from the Suez Canal all the way to Baghdad- a Historically Jewish City by the Rightists reckonings. This is an important and overlooked book that exposes much of what Arabs already know about Israel, that there is an expansionist core element that do seek far greater territory than the Dovish elements of Israeli society will condone. It is a book that should actually assist in problem solving, since it makes clear that in Israel too there are Religious extremists, as there are in the Islamic world and Christian one, but that there are genuinely moderate and liberal viewpoints to moderate and push through effective peace building in the Middle East.
This book has never been so timely as the issue of WMD again is coming to the top of the international Political agenda. Israels place in this is central, as are their security concerns, as are that of the rest of the Middle Easts, and this books spells out very explicitly why the Arab and Persian world still has much to fear from a Nuclear Israel despite the focus being on the obverse.
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66 of 79 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Devastating glimpse of apocalypse soon., 4 Sep 1998
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This review is from: Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies: Expansionism and Israeli Foreign Policy (Film/Fiction; 2) (Paperback)
To call this book an expose would be silly. Everybody knows that Israel has a (secret) stockpile of THE ultimate weapons of mass-destruction. The reasons for the reluctance of public figures to avoid this universally known truth would fill libraries, no doubt. What this book brings into focus is the frightening reality that many players in the Israeli establishment, military and otherwise, see the use of such weapons as an inevitable response to any military setback which might under other circumstances necessitate a soul-searching peace-seeking negotiation with a military counterpart. How near such a response has been is a disgraceful indictment of all things American Pie. Don't read this book if you treasure your Reader's Digest/CNN/Disneyworld kindergarten version of the heroic struggle for Israel. More of us must listen to the few truly heroic voices - like Shahak's - before the removal of this Millenium colonial tyranny becomes even more difficult. Shame and forgiveness. Peace and unity. May the peace and tranquility of God descend upon us all. Amen.
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3 of 45 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Distorted, 1 May 2005
This review is from: Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies: Expansionism and Israeli Foreign Policy (Film/Fiction; 2) (Paperback)
I couldn't finish this. I made up the mistake of actualy knowing something about the subject and living in the place before reading this. I suppose the title says it all "Expansionism and Israeli Foreign Policy" Expand into what? -Iran? The book is written with one biased viewpoint in mind but worse are the factual errors and scaremongering. It's almost positing a conspiracy theory about Israel wanting to take over the world. You would never guess this book was talking about only country in the Middle East with a full democracy consisting and equal rights for women and homosexuals. The whole context was removed throughout. Save your money and your time.
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