The Power of Israel in the United States

The Power of Israel in the United States

by James Petras

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The Power of Israel in the United States by James Petras

This book is a chapter-by-chapter analysis and documentation of the power of Israel via the Israeli, Jewish or Pro-Zionist Lobby on US Middle East policy. It raises serious questions as to the primary beneficiary of US policy, and its destructive results for the United States. The extraordinary extent of US political, economic, military and diplomatic support for the state of Israel is explored, along with the means whereby such support is generated and consolidated. Contending that Zionist power in America ensured unconditional US backing for Israeli colonization of Palestine and its massive uprooting of Palestinians, it views the interests of Israel rather than those of Big Oil as the primary cause of the disastrous US wars against Iraq and threats of war against Iran and Syria. It demonstrates and condemns US imitation of Israeli practice as it relates to conduct of the war on terrorism and torture. It sheds light on the AIPAC spying scandal and other Israeli espionage against America; the fraudulent and complicit role of America's academic "terrorist experts" in furthering criminal government policies, and the orchestration of the Danish cartoons to foment antipathy between Muslims and the West. It questions the inability in America to sustain or even formulate a discourse related to the subject of Israeli influence on the United States. It calls for a review of American Mid East policy with a view to reclaiming US independence of action based upon enlightened self-interest and progressive principles.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983353904
Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 519 KB

About the Author

James Petras is a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at
Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 64 books published in 29 languages, and over 560 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological
Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, Journal of Contemporary Asia, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has published over 2000 articles in nonprofessional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation,
Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review,
Partisan Review, Temps Moderne, Le Monde Diplomatique,
and his commentary is widely carried on the internet. His publishers have included Random House, John Wiley,
Westview, Routledge, Macmillan, Verso, Zed Books and Pluto
Books. He is winner of the Life Time Career Award, Marxist
Section, of the American Sociology Association, the Robert
Kenny Award for Best Book, 2002, and the Best Dissertation,
Western Political Science Association in 1968. Some recent titles include Unmasking Globalization: Imperialism of the
Twenty-First Century (2001); co-author The Dynamics of Social
Change in Latin America (2000), Unmasking Globalisation
(2001), System in Crisis (2003), co-author Social Movements and State Power (2003), co-author Empire With Imperialism
(2005), co-author) Multinationals on Trial (2006). His most recent titles, The Power of Israel in the United States and
Rulers and Ruled in the United States (Clarity Press, Inc.
2006), have been acquired for Japanese, German, Italian,
Indonesian and Arabic editions. He has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the
Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. In 1973-
76 he was a member of the Bertrand Russell Tribunal on
Repression in Latin America. He writes a monthly column for the Mexican newspaper, Le Jornada, and previously, for the
Spanish daily, El Mundo. He received his B.A. from Boston
University and Ph.D. from the University of California at
Berkeley.

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