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Widely respected as a civil libertarian, legal educator, and defense attorney extraordinaire, Alan M. Dershowitz has also been a passionate though not uncritical supporter of Israel. In this audiobook, he presents an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence. Dershowitz takes a close look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country. He accuses those who attack Israel of international bigotry and backs up his argument with hard facts.

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thorough case put forward

I'm a fan of Alan, his objectivity, analysis and critique is thorough and well articulated with lots of examples all the way through the book to back up his point. If you want some good secular arguments to counter anti- Israel perspectives there's lots of material in here to do that. I particularly liked the historical examples and references to the host of events prior to and after the re-creation of Israel in 1947, eg the 6 day war, failed Arab invasion, Yasser Arafat walking out of the Camp David negotiations etc... towards the end Alan takes some time to critically analyse some comments and general attitudes of the academia toward Israel, especially Noam Chomsky. Good read . Recommend .

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  • Marcus James
  • 14-06-2018

Excellent

Dershowitz counters all the typical arguments against Israel with facts and well formulated counter points

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  • Dor Raba
  • 15-07-2017

A must hear book. Know the real reality of Israel

The facts represented in this book will make you think twice before condemning Israel. Very recommended and well written.

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  • Lorraine Morin
  • 17-06-2017

Is Middle East peace possible???

We know that there has been conflict in the region between Israel and its Arab neighbors since the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel after World War II. But from then to today, peace still eludes the region.

The author who also happens to be an attorney, makes a case for the right of Israel to exist... putting aside the various forms of anti-Semitic rhetoric that further clouds the possibility of peace, we are taken exhibit by exhibit through what both sides are arguing and makes a strong case for the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.

If you want to see both sides point of view and reasoning, this book is also an excellent primer for Middle East history.

I would recommend this book strongly for anyone involved in Middle East peace process as well as for those who want to understand better the conflict.

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  • Drew Keever
  • 13-07-2020

Dershowitz is terrible

Gave this book a try, stepped back from my bias. Still it is so unbalanced from Dershowitz’ perspective. A lot of good information but it feels incomplete and tainted with a Zionist spin. Dershowitz will come crumbling down soon enough along with his contemporaries.

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  • Plover
  • 28-02-2020

A Must Read/Listen

This book is extremely important for those who wish to understand the reality and truth of the conflict between Israelis/Jews and the Arabs of Palestine.

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  • Sam
  • 21-03-2021

Thorough and in-depth

An honest review of the key issues. Performance is perfect. Very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended

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  • Zachariah Maldonado
  • 30-01-2020

Insightful

Well written and narrated, very educational and informative. Information is presented in a clearly structured and easily digestable manner.

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  • 匿名
  • 26-04-2019

More Relevant Now Than Ever

Antisemitism is on the rise both worldwide and in the United State, and in both major parties. That Overton window is getting smaller and smaller by the day and Dershowitz’ fear is coming true. Soon, Anti-Israeli policy will be a plank in the Democrat platform and part of the university curriculum.

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  • Will Blakey
  • 11-12-2017

Comprehensive

Very thorough and intellectually honest approach to this issue. Engaging and energizing read. Good for those with much/little knowledge on subject

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  • Mudge
  • 18-04-2016

Very good and important book

However the authors premise doesn't support his conclusion. If the facts presented are true, then there will never be a 2 state solution. Don't get me wrong, It's a great idea, but the PLO doesn't even want the Palestinian "refugees" as its citizens in an independent state. That should tell you everything you need to know about having a "partner for peace".

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  • Paul Lillie
  • 11-01-2019

A necessary if slightly dated book

Antisemitism is rearing it's head in the UK again so I decided to start educating myself a bit & this was one of the first books I picked up. I'd like to see an updated version but the arguments hold up well.

I'd say it's worth picking up even if you are an avid detractor of Israel as it's invaluable to hear the counter argument made well, the only thing that lets this book down slightly is the narrator (probably just a personal preference on my part) but other than that it's outstanding & very worthy of your time.

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