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Nations United: How the United Nations Undermines Israel and the West Hardcover – November 17, 2006

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Grobman's work is both invaluable and definitive. His excellent research, clear writing style, and use of photos make the work easy to follow. His argument is balanced and therefore forceful. The United Nations is the largest Naked Emperor of our time. It is a union of dictatorships against democracies, an institution in which mediocrity and bureaucracy triumph over genius and creativity, and where issues are not diplomatically resolved but rather fomented and allowed to fester. I recognize Grobman's United Nations because once I worked there. Human rights violations of every kind are allowed to flourish under its aegis, both at Turtle Bay and in the world at large. The UN has proved ineffective in every single area including that of genocide and preventable disease save one. Its single (diabolical) accomplishment has been in legalizing and internationalizing Jew hatred. Grobman makes this very clear. This work is an essential weapon in the cultural war against propaganda and Big Lies that currently dominate university life in the West. Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D. Author, The New Anti-Semitism and The Death of Feminism --Phyllis Chesler, Ph.D.

"This is the most comprehensive and informative assessment of Zionism=Racism I have seen. May it enlighten a naive and insufficiently Jewishly educated student constituency." Shoshana Cardin, Former President Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Former President of JTA and Former Vice Chairman of United Jewish Communities and United Jewish Appeal. "Dr. Alex Grobman's book, Nations United, presents historical and intellectual analyses of a pivotal moment in Jewish, Israeli, and world history as impacted by the United Nations. We learn why the ideals of Zionism are now interpreted as racism throughout much of the world. Jews and Christians, students and scholars, thinking people of all ethnic groups, religions and moral perspectives will now understand how pure ideals can be made derogatory. This is a book that you will want to read!" Marlene Post, President, Hadassah International; Chair, birthright Israel North America; Past National President, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America --Marlene Post, President, Hadassah International

Fact by fact, Nations United builds an irrefutable case against the UN for disseminating virulent antisemitism aimed at the destruction of the State of Israel. By explaining each stage in the development of this process, Dr. Grobman shows us how lies and half-truths can once again cause the destruction of the Jewish people. For those who want to understand why Israel finds little support from the rest of the world, and to refute the Left's prevarications and distortions about Israel, you will find this book indispensable. Gary Bauer, president of American Values --Gary Bauer, president of American Values

About the Author

Alex Grobman is a historian with a M.A. and Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has written many books and is considered a world-class expert on Middle East relations. Currently, he is serving as the Executive Director for the American/Israeli Friendship League. Dr. Grobman is also a board member of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies and on the advisory board of the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Balfour Books; 1 edition (November 17, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892216743
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892216741
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.5 x 0.7 inches
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,952,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on October 24, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This well-researched work chronicles the founding of the United Nations, its role in the recognition of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent history of relations between the two. Unfortunately the world body's attitude towards Israel started to deteriorate soon afterward as Grobman's analysis reveals. This change was brought about by the USSR in alliance with Arab states, later joined by the so-called Non-Aligned block of nations. The book explores the origins and development of the transformation in detail.

The UN became a hotbed of Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism; this strategy culminated in the disgusting 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism. Although the US finally managed to have it revoked in 1991, the sinister forces behind it were not stopped by the end of the Cold War. The hostility towards Israel and the West did not cease and these agendas are more active than ever, with a majority of member states issuing an unending stream of condemnations against Israel while ignoring the murderous acts of terrorist groups and criminal states.

One of its more loathsome "achievements" was the World Conference Against Racism, the unrestrained Anti-Israel hate-fest which took place in Durban in 2001. The author shows that the organization thrives on Antisemitism while remaining willfully blind to atrocities in places like Rwanda, Chechnya and Darfur. It is obsessed with the deligitimization of the Jewish State and continues to disseminate anti-US and anti-Israel propaganda through its plethora of agencies and associated non-governmental organizations.

The book provides answers on why the UN has failed so miserably with almost every single crisis that it was intended to solve or ameliorate.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 10, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Written by Jewish historian Alex Grobman, Nations United: How the United Nations Undermines Israel and the West is a stinging indictment of anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, and anti-Israel speech and action, especially as seen in the United Nations in modern history and the present day. Chapters briefly summarize the origins of Zionism, decry the UN's 1975 Z=R resolution that declared Zionism to be "a form of racism and racial discrimination" (this resolution was repealed in 1991, yet Grobman maintains that repercussions remain), discuss the reprehensible usage of Holocaust denial as a weapon and its consequences, describe modern anti-Semitism in the context of Z=R, and much more. The final passage, "Is the UN Worth It?" crystalizes Grobman's doubts about the failings of this international institution. Part history, part ardent defense of Israel and its practices, part political manifesto, and entirely critical of the UN, Nations United is heavily researched with an extensive list of articles and an index, and worth reading for its insights into the conservative Zionist perspective regardless of whether one agrees entirely with its claims.
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12 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Monty Rainey VINE VOICE on January 7, 2007
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As far as I am concerned, any book that exposes the United Nations as an apostate organization bent on the erosion and even destruction of Israel and its western allies is well worth reading. That puts Alex Grobman's book, NATIONS UNITED: HOW THE UNITED NATIONS UNDERMINE ISRAEL AND THE WEST, on my short list of `must reads'. Grobman glaringly illustrates how the U.N. consistently betrays its own charter by failing to support the Jewish state; a nation created in part, by the United Nations.

Dr. Grobman begins his work at the conclusion of WWII, giving a precise analysis of the groundwork surrounding the establishment of Israel. He then takes the reader through the progression of events that have caused support of Israel, by the U.N., to deteriorate to the point of implacable antagonism and opposition. Such events are detailed as the former Soviet Union's disdain for Israel and the mounting dissent of the increasingly more powerful Middle Eastern Muslim countries, whose U.N. membership currently outnumbers Jewish membership by 23 to 1.

You will also glean valuable insight as to how the finances of the U.N. (which comes largely from the west) are being used to promote an anti-Semitic and anti-Western worldwide agenda; how the U.N uses primarily anti-Israel and secondarily anti-Western propaganda to mask the truth of oppression and fanatical leadership of many of the Muslim member states.

Dr. Grobman goes on to illustrate the plethora of ways in which the U.N has aided and abetted atrocious behavior and mishandling of funds by the Palestinians. The reader's attention is also directed to the June, 2006 U.N.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jill Malter on December 29, 2006
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We all know that there is an organization called the United Nations. But many of us are a little suspicious about it. Is it effective? Is it counterproductive? In this book, Alex Grobman shows how the UN has dealt with a member nation, Israel. And what he shows is scary. I think it demonstrates that there is something intrinsically wrong with the entire concept of the UN.

The point is not that the UN is bad for Israel (although that is manifestly true). The point is that the UN is simply bad for human civilization. In an attempt to build a foundation for a global human society, I think we've created a cornerstone for a wacky global tyranny that threatens scholarship, justice, and prosperity.

This book does a good job of exposing the UN's libels and demonization of Israel. There is a focus on the infamous "Zionism equals racism" resolution of 1975 (which was repealed in 1991). And there is an analysis of how much damage that resolution caused.

Should the UN be reformed? Some people say it ought to be. As the author relates, others are not so sure. And I think that the UN ought to be outlawed. But no matter what your opinion may be, this is an interesting book.

Some people say that the UN is useful just because it brings people together to talk. But I think when it merely gets used to applaud lies, it is being astoundingly destructive. I feel that it is bad that the UN has sided with aggressors so often. But I think this book shows that perhaps the worst problem with the UN is that it acts as a huge megaphone for lies.

The book begins with a short introduction to Zionism and anti-Zionism, showing the international scope and political nature of anti-Zionism. Following that is a discussion of Soviet bloc policies towards Israel.
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