For Lozowick, author of Hitler's Bureaucrats and director of the archives at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust museum, "[i]t is astonishing how deep-seated the fear of covert Jewish power really is." This book is his attempt at "a moral evaluation of the facts" of the various wars and current struggles among Israel, Palestine and other Arab states. Lozowick is deeply critical of the "confusion, ineptitude, bad faith, waste, poor taste, callousness and stupidity" that he finds within Zionism (as in "any other large-scale human project"), but he nevertheless concludes that "the will to murder Jews was never the result of oppression and can never be resolved by removing it."
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Lozowick is a historian and director of archives at Israel's Holocaust Museum. Like the proverbial liberal who is mugged into conservatism, he is a former peace activist who voted for Ariel Sharon in response to the collapse of the Oslo process and the ongoing violence directed at Israeli civilians. Lozowick convincingly asserts that Israel is now, as before, struggling against opponents whose goal is the eventual destruction of the Jewish state. In examining the entire history of the Zionist enterprise, he illustrates both the moral justification of that enterprise and of the wars Israelis have been compelled to fight to preserve their independence. He refutes the oft-repeated screeds that Israel is a "racist" state, and he reserves special contempt for those European "peace activists," who are, in effect, apologists for those who deliberately blow up themselves and children. Those who demand that the U.S. pursue a more "balanced" approach to the conflict will not like this book, but it is an eloquent and necessary justification of Israel's right to defend itself. Jay Freeman
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An excellent analysis of both the history of Israel and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The book is strongest when Lozowick is arguing his position; when he is... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Amazon customer
The discussion in the book was done in a logical format, with clarity and objectivity. The author's analysis was articulate and done in a manner to provide a historical... Read morePublished on May 13, 2013 by Robert Rollinger
This book is not "a moral defense of Israel's wars" or of Israel at all, instead this book is nothing more than slight of hand parlor tricks designed to obfuscate reality and... Read morePublished on January 16, 2011 by Matthew Smith
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i read this book to give myself an education on the Middle East problems and who was to blame for them. i found a book filled with facts and history that enlightened me profoundly. Read morePublished on May 20, 2007 by S. Prigge
In this phenomenal work, Yaakov Lozowick , the director of the archives at Yad Vashem,Israel's Holocaust Museum and the author of "Hitler's Bureaucrats, The Nazi Security Police... Read morePublished on December 30, 2006 by Gary Selikow
This is a powerful, ethical and honest discussion of Israel's history and the history of her hundreds of millions of Arab neighbors who have done all they can to destroy this tiny... Read morePublished on December 27, 2006 by MN Customer
In a work both impassioned and measured, Yaacov Lozowick, director of the archives at Yad Vashem, Israel's holocaust Museum, offers a moral evaluation of Israel's conduct in... Read morePublished on July 12, 2006 by Daniel Mandel
This book is indeed passionate. Too passionate for those who really want to learn about and understand the situation in the Middle East. Read morePublished on October 26, 2005 by N. Y. HABASH