Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the United States Was Used to Create Israel

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"Prodigiously documented... Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves." —Ambassador Andrew Killgore

Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing...

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Overview

"Prodigiously documented... Alison Weir must be highly commended for throwing such a brilliantly hard light on the relationship between the United States and Israel. I hope this marvelous book gets all the attention it deserves." —Ambassador Andrew Killgore

Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would "imperil" both American and all Western interests in the region. Despite warnings such as this one, President Truman supported establishing a Jewish state on land primarily inhabited by Muslims and Christians.

Few Americans today are aware that U.S. support enabled the creation of modern Israel. Even fewer know that U.S. politicians pushed this policy over the forceful objections of top diplomatic and military experts.

As this work demonstrates, these politicians were bombarded by a massive pro-Israel lobbying effort that ranged from well-funded and very public Zionist organizations to an "elitist secret society" whose members included Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis.

Against Our Better Judgment brings together meticulously sourced evidence to illuminate a reality that differs starkly from the prevailing narrative. It provides a clear view of the history that is key to understanding one of the most critically important political issues of our day.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781495910920
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/21/2014
  • Pages: 260
  • Sales rank: 67,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Alison Weir is the president of the Council for the National Interest and executive director of If Americans Knew, a think tank that provides information on Israel-Palestine and the American connection. She is a former journalist.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2015

    What an absolute sham. Truman DID NOT help build Israel and even

    What an absolute sham. Truman DID NOT help build Israel and even placed an embargo on all material being sent to the country for building its air force. Anyone even caught leaving the US to help Israel automatically lost their citizenship. The author of this book should do more research before publishing such false and misleading information to the public.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2014

    Enlightening.  This is the most important book never to be discu

    Enlightening.  This is the most important book never to be discussed in the media.  Read it and you will understand why.

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  • Posted August 16, 2014

    A must read for anyone who wants to understand the origins of th

    A must read for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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