In this thought-provoking book, David Naggar makes the case that the international consensus solution, two States - one Israeli, one Palestinian - within the confines of Israel and the territories is based on fatally flawed assumptions. With the aid of 30 maps, Naggar persuasively argues that even if two such States could be delineated by fiat, doing so would not produce a lasting peace. Naggar begins the book by documenting how the Arab/Muslim-Israeli conflict has been oversimplified to the point where only Palestinian statelessness and Israel's security needs are discussed. He establishes that Palestinian Arab needs are not being met, and that Israel's need to be truly viable has not been considered by the international community since the 1920s. Naggar's well-written, well-sourced, and easy to read book, puts forth a compelling case that a larger, viable Israel - as originally contemplated - will not only serve the interests of peace in the long run, but will also greatly benefit humanity otherwise.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This well written book puts forward a case for a larger Israel but it would be wrong to regard it as being a balanced view! The research and "evidence" is too selective for this book to be held up as an attempt to review the conflict with an open mind and although the opinions are presented forcefully; the analysis, such as it is, still reads like a psuedo zionist manifesto. Sincere beliefs in an idealised people and their nation's destiny will encourage those who are already committed to the greater Israel cause. Those who already justify any of Israel's actions (however regretable those actions may be to most of us) will be heartened by this book but seekers after truth will recognise that this case is far from proven and that there are valid Palestinian arguments and voices which should also be listened to.
The Case for a Larger Israel is the first serious work that dares to propose an alternate solution to what appears an insoluable problem. Propaganda on both sides has brought us nothing but protracted war. Preoccupation with victimhood may have made each side feel morally superior while justifying continuous terror and retaliation. The time has come to look at this problem from a new prospective, and The Case for a Larger Israel offers us an opportunity to do so, and David Naggar and his masterful and refreshing evaluation of the 'intractable' problem are to be congratulated. Nathan Shuster, Toronto, Canada