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The Power of Israel in the United States
The Power of Israel in the United States
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*[A5] Paperback - 192 pages,
by James Petras,
Published by Fernwood Books.




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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.





”Jim Petras has been one of the few courageous individuals, in or outside of academia, to take a critical view of the pro-Israel lobby and its influence over US Middle East policy and to challenge the “conventional wisdom” on the part of the Left that Israel acts as a “cop on the beat” and is simply serving America’s imperial interests.” ---Jeff Blankfort, A leading Jewish authority, writer and critic in the US on the pro-Israel Lobby.





James Petras is a Bartle Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University, New York. He is the author of 62 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 non-professional journals such as the New York Times, the Guardian, the Nation, Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, New Left Review, Partisan Review, TempsModerne, Le Monde Diplomatique, and his commentary is widely carried on the internet.  He is winner of the Career of Distinguished Service Award from the American Sociological Association's Marxist Sociology Section, the Robert Kenny Award for Best Book, 2002, and the Best Dissertation, Western Political Science Association in 1968.


He has a long history of commitment to social justice. He received his B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
 





Table of Contents :

---Introduction,


Part 1: Zionist Power in America,
---[1]. Who Fabricated the Iraqi War Threat,
---[2]. The U.S.-Iraq-Israel-Zionist Connection,
---[3]. The Libby Affair and the Internal War,
---[4]. Exposing the Exposé:
-------Seymour Hersh and the Missing Zionist-Israeli Connection,
---[5]. The Spy Trial: A Political Bombshell.

Part 2: Israel and Middle East Warfare,
---[6]. The House of Horrors: Torture, Assassination and Genocide,
---[7]. Israel’s Final Solution: The Assault on Gaza,
---[8]. “Mad Dogs” Ravage Lebanon,
---[9]. Israel’s War with Iran: The Coming Middle East Conflagration,
---[10]. The Caricatures in Middle East Politics.

Part 3: Experts on Terror: Terrorist Experts,
---[11]. Experts in Terror: Looking in the Mirror,
---[12]. Suicide Bombers: The Sacred and the Profane.

Part 4: Debates,
---[13]. Noam Chomsky and the Pro-Israel Lobby:
--------Fifteen Erroneous Theses,
---[14]. Confronting Zionism & Reclaiming American Middle East Policy.


---Index.







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Also see Current Affairs.





*Dimensions : 22.9 x 15.2cm.










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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 13 March, 2019.