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The myths of zionism,
This review is from: The Myths of Zionism (Paperback)
This book is an indispensible tool for thinking about the problems in the Middle East today. John Rose has done a valuable job of pulling apart, in one place, all the myths that Zionism has propagated and which continue to get an extensive airing in the Zionist-friendly media today. The other story is hardly ever told, yet it is these myths which are now such an obstacle to peace between Israelis and their Palestinian and Arab neighbours. I had a pretty strong feeling that Zionism was a bad idea, despite the fact that it attracted many honest and eloquent followers, and now I have some idea just how shaky its intellectual and historical foundations are. The style of writing occasionally seems a bit rushed and he relies heavily on secondary sources, but given the scope of the book this is probably inevitable. I now want to read some of the Israeli archaeological sources that he cites.