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Open secrets : Israeli nuclear and foreign policies
Shahak, Israël.
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Publication Information:
London ; Chicago, Ill. : Pluto Press, [1997]

Physical Description:
xiii, 193 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes index.

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Israel's foreign policy is perceived to be essentially a defensive one by the international community. Why then is it the only nuclear power which refuses to sign the Non-proliferation Treaty? What is Israel's true foreign and policy?Drawing on the Hebrew press, Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as it is really is, as it is presented through its own media: what other Israeli Jews are told - and not what their government tells the rest of the world.Shahak demonstrates that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a policy aimed at securing control of the whole of the Middle East, the Palestinian issue being only one piece of a much larger jigsaw puzzle. This is a frightening and controversial book that exposes Israel's real foreign policy.

Author Notes

Israel Shahak was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He arrived in Palestine in 1945 and lived there until his death in 2001. He was an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and a human rights activist. He was also the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto Press 1999) and Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Pluto Press 1994).

Table of Contents

ForewordChristopher Hitchens
Part I Censorship
1 The Struggle Against Military Censorship and the Quality of the Army
Part II Foreign Relations
2 Israel Strategic Aims and its Nuclear Weapons
3 Syrian Cities and Relations with Saddam Hussein
4 Israel Versus Iran
5 Israel Foreign Policy After the Oslo Agreement
6 Coalition Building Against Iran
7 Israeli Foreign Policy, August 1994
8 Israeli Policies Towards Iran and Syria
Part III Israeli Foreign Trade
9 Trade Between Israe