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This review is from: The Last Israelis - an Apocalyptic, Military Thriller about an Israeli Submarine and a Nuclear Iran (Kindle Edition)
Let's see. How do you talk about a story like this without spoiling the plot. It's not easy.
This book was amazing. I am an American and a Gentile (Christian). I'm ashamed to admit that my knowledge of modern day Israel is very limited. After our post-9/11 military presence in the Mideast, hopefully most Americans have become much more informed about the region. I certainly try to keep informed, but I'm the first to admit that there are still big gaps in my understanding of the region and all of the players involved.
This book was very enlightening for me. I've been following the developments as Iran continues to build their nuclear arms program. Frankly I've been tensed every day, expecting Iran to move against Israel or Israel to preemptively strike Iran. As much as I hope neither of these outcomes occurs, it feels like that's that track we're on and one of these possible outcomes becomes more inevitable every day.
This story does an amazing job of exploring this precise situation. The characters in this story discuss the background of the problem and argue the pros and cons of Israel's possible options. All of these points are wrapped within a work of fiction. The story plays out as well as any Tom Clancy novel. As an avid Clancy reader, I couldn't put down Noah Beck's story, except that it felt much more real and therefore much sadder than Clancy's novels.
Whatever your opinion of Israel and whatever your current level of understanding, I highly recommend this book. The subject is timely and relevant. As Iran moves closer to becoming a nuclear armed state, we owe it to ourselves to personally consider this subject and evaluate our own positions vis-a-vis our longtime ally. In Beck's story, America behaved badly. Hopefully we will display more honor in real life.
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