Israel: The Will to Prevail

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Danny Danon has been a vocal opponent of disengaging in the Gaza Strip and West bank, and transforming the stalemate “two state/one state” dialogue to include regional partners,  at times standing in direct opposition to his own party’s leadership. A well-known and frequent speaker in the global arena, he is the rising voice for a fresh movement toward nationalism among the generation of Israelis currently coming to power. Here, Danon shares this vision with the world. It is a bold and uncompromising stance ...

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Overview

Danny Danon has been a vocal opponent of disengaging in the Gaza Strip and West bank, and transforming the stalemate “two state/one state” dialogue to include regional partners,  at times standing in direct opposition to his own party’s leadership. A well-known and frequent speaker in the global arena, he is the rising voice for a fresh movement toward nationalism among the generation of Israelis currently coming to power. Here, Danon shares this vision with the world. It is a bold and uncompromising stance in the face of attacks on Israel's sovereignty by other Middle Eastern nations as the United States sends mixed signals of support to further its own goals in the region. Danon dissects the missteps and wrong turns that Israel's politicians have taken in the past by working to appease the United States and not offend their neighbors, instead of prioritizing their nation's own viability. With electrifying zeal, he tackles the challenges Israel faces today to undo what he sees as a consequence brought on by years of acquiescence to US policy. Danon believes “US pressure on Israel is hurting Israel and will do nothing to advance peace,” and he is not afraid to sever the close bond between the United States and Israel if it means peace for his homeland.

Danon leads the charge toward a victorious future with an invitation for the United States and the Middle East to participate in, and not just dictate, Israel's international relations and policies (as opposed to an Israel cuckolded with an endless array of caveats toward those who would see it fall). No stranger to controversy, Danon's unabashed insights are a welcome revelation in the current quagmire of Middle-East international relations. A leading speaker to both Jewish groups and Christian Conservatives, the Los Angeles Times says “What Danny says is what Bibi is actually thinking.” For Danny Danon, this is only the beginning.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
As one of the Likud’s most staunchly conservative MKs, Danon has devoted much of his life to hasbara—Israeli public advocacy or propaganda. Here, he offers a tendentious screed that makes no effort to convince anyone who is the least bit skeptical of the author’s hardline views. Arguing that “Israel must take firm hold of its own destiny, with a ready willingness to act decisively on its own behalf,” Danon suggests that Israel should rely less on the fickle support of the U.S. and should regard the disapprobation of the international community with indifference or disdain. Danon refuses to use the terms “West Bank” or “settlement,” preferring instead the ideologically loaded “Judea and Samaria” and “Jewish community,” and sarcastically rebranding the Arab spring as the “Arab Winter.” Only about 5% of the book concerns Israel’s future strategies, the rest being a revisionist rehash of why “the Jewish people’s claim to Israel is older and stronger than any other people’s in the history of the world.” When Danon describes his preferred endgame, his extremism truly shines through. He makes the case for a “three-state solution” (briefly considered and determined to be utterly unviable even in 1967) involving Israel, Egypt, and Jordan and denying forever any Palestinian national aspirations: “Talks on the establishment of a Palestinian State must cease, effective immediately.” Agent: Carol Mann, the Carol Mann Agency. (Sept.)
Kirkus Reviews
The deputy speaker of the Knesset, believing the Obama administration is softening American support of Israel, argues that his country should "take firm hold of its own destiny, with a ready willingness to act decisively on its own behalf." In this debut, Danon establishes his thesis early: Israel must think of itself first. He chides the United States for, well, thinking of itself first. The author begins his argument with a look at the current situation in the Middle East, emphasizing terrorist acts throughout the region and around the world. He worries deeply about a nuclear Iran, and he's skeptical about the so-called "Arab Spring" and warns that revolutions can frequently produce unexpected and calamitous consequences. He takes readers through a number of Middle Eastern trouble spots (Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Iran and others), emphasizing their tinderbox character. He follows with what he considers President Obama's early missteps in the region--accepting the Nobel Peace Prize before he'd really accomplished anything, his Arab-friendly 2009 Cairo speech, his evident sympathy for the Palestinian desire for a separate state and his misunderstanding of the situation in Jerusalem. Danon also goes after Secretary of State Clinton for her criticism of some women's issues in Israel, Leon Panetta, and the U.S. media and institutions of higher education. Danon then offers some brief history lessons: the establishment of the state of Israel, the 1956 Suez crisis, the Six-Day War, the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the Israeli strike on Iraq's nuclear reactor. He ends with a defense of Israel's right to exist, citing biblical texts and international law, and he claims that there should be no Palestinian state (they've already got Jordan, he writes), and that a peaceful, thriving Israel will benefit the world as a whole. A concise but deeply tendentious summary of the issues in the region.
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“Danny Danon is one of Israel's emerging leaders and a force for keeping Israel free and strong.  He unabashedly rejects the notion of making concessions and capitulations to terrorists, whether individuals or rogue nations.  His skills as a political figure are exceptional and matched by his keen intellect and commitment to a strong and stable Israel.  You will love the strength, thought, and clarity of his book."—Mike Huckabee, host of Fox News’s HUCKABEE and New York Times bestselling author of A Simple Government, among others

“Danny Danon has written an important and tough book about Israel’s situation in the world today.  Though I fundamentally disagree with many of his proposals, especially with regard to the West Bank and the two state solution, his is a voice of an emerging young leader whose views must be considered.  It is written with passion and deep love for his country and is part of an important debate whose resolution will affect the entire Middle East, if not the world.  Read it, argue with it, disagree with it—but don’t ignore it.”—Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor and author

“Deputy Speaker Danny Danon, a leading thinker and voice in Israeli politics, has written a book that offers a new way forward for the U.S. and Israel.  By passionately calling for a partnership rooted in respect and strength, instead of patronizing calls for more concessions, Danon makes us look at the future of this special relationship in a whole new way.”—Glenn Beck, #1 New York Times bestselling author and founder of GBTV

 “A well-crafted and persuasive case, based on both historical experience and reason, that we should abandon land-for-peace for a whole new approach toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians have made their jihadist bed. Now, Danon essentially says, let them lie in it.”—R. James Woolsey, chairman of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; former director of Central Intelligence

"Of all the incendiary books that have been written about Israel over the last year or so, none is quite as fiery as Israel: The Will to Prevail." —Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal

"[One] Likud politician makes no effort to hide where his political allegiance lies in the US election: The man who has been called 'the Republican representative in the Knesset,' MK Danny Danon...Called Israel: The Will to Prevail, [Danon's] book has a message about the need for Jerusalem to make its own decisions that is very timely, thanks to the international debate over the handling of the effort to prevent Iran's nuclearization." —Gil Hoffman, The Jerusalem Post

“Though Danon is in his first term in the Knesset, his profile is rising quickly on the Israeli political scene—perhaps more than anything else because of his unapologetically nationalist vision for Israel’s future…Danon outlines his blueprint for Israel’s future in…Israel: The Will to Prevail.” –Uriel Heilman, Jewish Telegraphic Agency

“It is that will to break the silence that is clearly reflected in Danon’s newly released, refreshingly honest, groundbreaking book, Israel: The Will to Prevail…I find it impressive that this young 40-year politician has written a book which has the potential to make waves, and allow people to understand what nationalist Israeli politics looks like. Danon is an ideologue, a man who has spent his entire life fighting for the Jewish people—and this comes across clearly in his writing…The book reflects past, present, and future…Danon is a rising star of his party and I believe that his book is necessary reading for those who are interested in the Middle East and the State of Israel.” –Ronn Torossian, The Algemeiner

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230341760
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 441,882
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 6.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Danny Danon is deputy speaker of the Knesset, chairman of World Likud and chair of the Knesset Committee for Aliya (immigration), Absorption and Diaspora Affairs along with being active in numerous other committees, including the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and chairing the Lobby for Widows and Orphans of the IDF. A rising star in in Israel politics both in his homeland and abroad, He has contributed to publications including New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and appeared on networks such as CNN and Fox News to discuss the status of Israel.

He lives in Moshav Mishmeret, Israel.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: Standing on a Precipice 1

Part 1 Danger and Opportunity: The Current Landscape 11

Part 2 How Israel Arrived at the Crossroad 93

Part 3 A Road Map for Jewish Victory 145

Appendix A 189

Appendix B 191

Appendix C 201

Appendix D 202

Appendix E 205

Notes 207

Index 223

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  • Posted September 12, 2012

    Mr. Danon has made a significant contribution to the conversatio

    Mr. Danon has made a significant contribution to the conversation about peace, Israel, and the Middle East. Even those who hold entrenched views on Israel will find much in the book to think about - the author's ability to effectively link key historical events to the position Israel finds itself in today gives readers a fresh look at the past and places it in relevant context. Danon's long term view of a workable peace process may be difficult for some to envision, but the author also makes a convincing case to see the "three state solution" as a viable and humane pathway to conciliation in the region - one that is worth working hard to achieve no matter how long it takes. I recommend the book to anyone who cares about the future of Israel.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    Everyone needs to read this book.

    Short book but long on information. Need to read it slowly and then read it again and take notes. I am 70 and learned way more from this book than I ever learned about this topic in school.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Im torn

    If war breaks out in the middle east and its muslums supported by evertone againt isreal (arrmeggedom) who would I, as an american citizen, but also a christan, fight for? I do know that if christanity is persecuted in the USA more then it is now, I'd flee to Isreal. Funny fact: put thw word God in front of isreal and you have God is real. Coincidence? I don't think so.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    I liked it

    a bit dry,but informative

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    Look up a reputable map of 1946 or 1947 from the Middle Eastern

    Look up a reputable map of 1946 or 1947 from the Middle Eastern region... no Israel, only Palestine. Look up a map dated a few years later, suddenly Israel shows up. Palestine has been Palestine forever. Palestine throws rocks at it's invaders and Israel, backed by the United States, fires rockets. The Israeli people elected a war criminal (from the Lebanon 7-day war) as Prime Minister yet cry and bemoan the way Israelis are treated. Tell the truth, Israel!!! You overtake land which is not yours and kill Arabs for the simple reason that hate fills your hearts!!!

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