The Anti-Israel Agenda: Inside the Political War on the Jewish State

The Anti-Israel Agenda: Inside the Political War on the Jewish State

by Alex Ryvchin


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Chilling, essential reading. – Seth Mandel, New York Post

Since 1948, Israel has withstood three full-scale invasions on multiple fronts, bloody wars with Palestinian militias, deadly bombings of its diplomatic missions, and hundreds of terrorist attacks within its territory and against its citizens abroad. This violence has inflicted immense suffering and loss on the people of Israel, but the country has emerged from armed conflict with more territory rather than less, while its permanent preparedness for war has ensured that the full weight of Israeli innovation has been thrown behind the country's military, turning it into the most formidable fighting force in the region.

In light of Israel's military prowess, its enemies have opened a new front in their war of annihilation: a full-scale political assault on Israel's legitimacy. The Anti-Israel Agenda reveals how the institutions of greatest moral and political influence including Western governments, the campus, the United Nations, and the Church are being turned against Israel in an effort to isolate and cripple the state until it can no longer defend its interests or its people.

Bringing together the finest minds devoted to the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Alan Dershowitz, Alan Johnson, Col. Richard Kemp, and Hillel Neuer, this powerful and timely exposé reveals how the conflict with Israel has shifted from the battlefield to the corridors of power, the media we consume, the campuses we attend, and every forum that touches our lives. Engrossing and authoritative, The Anti-Israel Agenda is essential to understanding war and conflict in today’s Middle East.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789652299147
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Alex Ryvchin was born in Kiev, Ukraine. His family left the Soviet Union as refugees in 1987 and settled in Australia. He practiced law in Sydney and in London and was a staff writer for a leading Jerusalem-based think tank. He is Director of Public Affairs at the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and a member of the Jewish Diplomatic Corps. His writing on the Arab-Israeli conflict and national and foreign affairs is widely published in major newspapers, and he appears regularly on TV and radio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Origins of the Political War Alex Ryvchin xi

Chapter 1 NGOS and the Battle Plan for the Political War on Israel Gerald M. Steinberg 1

Chapter 2 The United Nations versus Israel Hillel Neuer 19

Chapter 3 Hate and the American Campus Michael Dickson Max Samarov 39

Chapter 4 A Dangerous Obsession - The Press and Israel Seth J. Frantzman 61

Chapter 5 The Role of Governments in the Assault on Israel's Legitimacy Part I - Israel among the Nations Peter Wertheim 79

Chapter 6 The Role of Governments in the Assault on Israel's Legitimacy Part II - The Case of Marrickville Alex Ryvchin 105

Chapter 7 From Bridge-Builders to Boycotters - Delegitimization of Israel in the British Trade Union Alan Johnson 125

Chapter 8 The War Crimes Libel Colonel (Ret.) Richard Kemp 143

Chapter 9 Israel and the Church - Allies or Enemies? Andrew Tucker Kees de Vreugd 167

Chapter 10 The Online Intifada - Social Media and Incitement Arsen Ostrovsky 185

Conclusion: Why the Anti-Israel Movement Is Wrong Alan M. Dershowitz 199

Contributors 205

About the Editor 211

Index 213

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