Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

Case Against Israel's Enemies: Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

by Alan Dershowitz
     
 

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today

Who are Israel's most dangerous enemies? Not Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists, argues Alan Dershowitz. In this passionate and powerfully written new book, he challenges those he considers to be the most critical threat to the existence of

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today

Who are Israel's most dangerous enemies? Not Hamas and other Palestinian terrorists, argues Alan Dershowitz. In this passionate and powerfully written new book, he challenges those he considers to be the most critical threat to the existence of Israel, including Jimmy Carter and other Western leaders who would delegitimize Israel as an apartheid regime subject to the same fate as white South Africans; Israel's academic enemies, led by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, who would accuse Israel's supporters of dual loyalty--or even disloyalty--to America; certain religious groups, such as the Presbyterian Church, which would divest from Israel--and Israel alone--for its alleged human rights violations; and Iran, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which threatens Israel with the possible development of nuclear weapons that it has publicly warned it could use against the Jewish state.

At a time when the future existence of Israel is increasingly imperiled, Dershowitz persuasively demonstrates that these enemies of Israel are also enemies of peace, who imperil not only Israel but the rest of the world. With this book, he changes both the tone and focus of the debate about the country's adversaries. Dershowitz is at his outspoken, thought-provoking best in a book that will spark controversy and lively discussion across the entire spectrum of opinion on the Middle East.

Alan Dershowitz (Cambridge, MA), the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is one of the country's foremost appellate lawyers and a distinguished defender of individualliberties. He appears frequently on television and has contributed articles to the New York Times and other newspapers and magazines. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers The Case for Israel (978-0-471-67952-3) and Chutzpah (978-0-671-76089-2) as well as Blasphemy (978-0-470-08455-7), The Case for Peace (978-0-470-04585-5), Preemption (978-0-393-32934-6) and Finding Jefferson (978-0-470-16711-3).

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* The explicit intent of this confrontational book is to intellectually engage prominent “enemies of Israel” in “the open marketplace of ideas.” Harvard law professor Dershowitz (The Case for Israel) begins with a vehement denunciation of his onetime friend Jimmy Carter, and he concludes with an appendix that systematically refutes many claims advanced in Carter’s book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. Though the former president receives Dershowitz’s most thorough criticism, the author also identifies and scrutinizes many other “enemies,” from Noam Chomsky and Patrick Buchanan to Hezbollah and the Iranian government. Dershowitz assumes the posture of a litigator, but his deep convictions and previous history with many of the book’s subjects lend a more personal tone to his critiques, as Dershowitz himself admits. Chapters on terrorism and Iran, which are less targeted at specific individuals, take a more effective philosophical and historical approach. Despite its stated goal of eliciting further debate on the Israel-Palestine conflict, this provocative book will likely appeal to sympathizers and alienate readers less disposed to its author’s positions. (Oct.) (Publishers Weekly, August 25, 2008)
Publishers Weekly

The explicit intent of this confrontational book is to intellectually engage prominent "enemies of Israel" in "the open marketplace of ideas." Harvard law professor Dershowitz (The Case for Israel) begins with a vehement denunciation of his onetime friend Jimmy Carter, and he concludes with an appendix that systematically refutes many claims advanced in Carter's book Palestine Peace Not Apartheid. Though the former president receives Dershowitz's most thorough criticism, the author also identifies and scrutinizes many other "enemies," from Noam Chomsky and Patrick Buchanan to Hezbollah and the Iranian government. Dershowitz assumes the posture of a litigator, but his deep convictions and previous history with many of the book's subjects lend a more personal tone to his critiques, as Dershowitz himself admits. Chapters on terrorism and Iran, which are less targeted at specific individuals, take a more effective philosophical and historical approach. Despite its stated goal of eliciting further debate on the Israel-Palestine conflict, this provocative book will likely appeal to sympathizers and alienate readers less disposed to its author's positions. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470379929
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/29/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,282,999
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

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"As always when Israel needs to be defended... Alan Dershowitz speaks with great passion and personal courage."
—Elie Wiesel

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Alan Dershowitz, the Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, is one of the country's foremost appellate lawyers and a distinguished defender of individual liberties. His many books include the New York Times bestsellers Chutzpah and The Case for Israel. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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