Fateful Triangle - New Edition: The United States, Israel and the Palestinians Paperback – 20 May 1999
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First published in 1983, Fateful Triangle is a comprehensive indictment of what Noam Chomsky calls the "disgraceful and extremely dangerous" policy the United States has enacted towards Israel, particularly with regard to Israel's actions with regard to the Palestinians. Supporters of Israel must wilfully overlook or deny that nation's long history of human rights violations and military aggression, Chomsky writes, and they will continue to do so as long as Israel is strategically useful towards "the US aim of eliminating possible threats, largely indigenous, to American domination of the Middle East region". In the course of elaborating his argument, Chomsky cuts through the myths and distortions that appear in mainstream media accounts; the damning facts that he so systematically assembles portray a government more brutally and overtly racist, perhaps, than even apartheid-era South Africa. Three new chapters, drawing upon material from Z magazine and other publications, incorporate such developments as the Palestinian uprising, Israel's war on Lebanon, and the ongoing "peace process". --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
The most ambitious book ever attempted on the conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians ... a great and important book. (Edward Said)
Brilliant and unscrupulous. (Observer)
A major, timely and devastating analysis of one of the great tragedies. (Fred Halliday, Tribune)
Formidable. (The Jewish Quarterly)
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The more the reader thinks oneself to know about the conflict, the greater the re-education that awaits. To take a single example, the Arab/PLO alliance is popularly perceived to have been the rejectionist party in its dealings with Israel. If you accord with this view, this book will force you to think again.
Chomsky approaches this subject through his favoured lenses; scepticism for Western media and criticism of US government policy. The book's basic thesis is that the US bears responsiblity for human rights abuses committed against the Palastinians by the Israeli state and its clients. The media is also complicit.
To make it through this book you must be prepared to submit to (admittedly convincing) diatribe. I think I can remember seeing a single piece of balancing comment; it appears about 400 pages in. Permit Chomsky this indulgence, and your perceptions of where blame should be attributed for problems in the Middle East will be fundamentally altered.
This reader would have liked to learn more of the pre-1948 period.
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It show's the pro-Izrael bias in the American media,the complete distortion of facts that Izrael is occupying and settling on land which is illegal in international law.It is not in the interest of Izrael to have peace in the middle east,To do so means giving up land they have conquered illegally.Izrael is a rogue state.It's policies towards the Palestinians are like in apartheid South Africa.
This book catalogues the terrible crimes inflicted on the Palestinians and the Arabs in general,through apartheid policies of Izrael and Izraels continued threats to it's neighbours and daily crimes against the Palestinians.
The world must wake up and doing something and face up to the worlds rent a thug the USA and it's child prodgy Izrael.Buy this book and get ANGRY unless your an Izraeli supporter,buy this book and learn about what your supporting and get angry
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Anyone who has more than skimmed the surface of histories or analysis of the modern Middle East,ie since 1945,must be aware that anyone even slightly critical of Israel or Israel's... Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2008 by Franz Bieberkopf
This is clearly a work of the most extreme and obnoxious hatred against all Israel's men , women and children and is filled with prejudices and untruths. Read morePublished on 17 Jun. 2008 by Gary Selikow
This is an excellent book. Chomsky carefully lays out the traditional picture of the Israel/Palestine picture, and then demolishes it piece by piece, drawing on newspaper reports,... Read morePublished on 31 July 2004 by Mr. Steven Wilkes
Chomsky unabashedly writes about the facts of the US-Israeli-Palestinian relationship and undermines every prejudice that we as westerners use to justify our villification of the... Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2004 by Amazon Customer
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