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by Israel Shahak

  • ISBN: 0745311512
  • Category: Other
  • Author: Israel Shahak
  • Subcategory: Humanities
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pluto Press; First Edition edition (December 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 208 pages
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Israel Shahak, Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies, Pluto Press, London, 1997.

Israel's foreign policy is perceived to be essentially a defensive one by the international community. Why then is it the only nuclear power which refuses to sign the Non-Poliferation Treaty? What are its true foreign and nuclear policies? Using the Hebrew press as his main source, veteran human rights campaigner Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as presented through its own domestic media: ie what other Israeli Jews are told.

Little of the information and few of the insights in Open Secrets can be found in other books that focus on Israel and the Middle East. Open Secrets is an excellent book for required reading in History, political science and/or international affairs courses in which there is consideration of Israel in the Middle East. The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Film/Fiction; 2. Publisher.

Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies. What is Israel's true foreign and policy? BR BR Drawing on the Hebrew press, Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as it is really is, as it is presented through its own media: what other Israeli Jews are told – and not what their government tells the rest of the world. BR BR Shahak demonstrates that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a policy aimed at securing control of the whole of the Middle East, the Palestinian issue being only one piece of a much larger jigsaw puzzle.

Open Secrets : Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies. This is a frightening and controversial book that exposes Israel's real foreign policy. Drawing on the Hebrew press, Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as it is really is, as it is presented through its own media: what other Israeli Jews are told - and not what their government tells the rest of the world. Shahak demonstrates that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a policy aimed at securing control of the whole of the Middle East, the Palestinian issue being only one piece of a much larger jigsaw puzzle.

JÃ dische Geschichte, JÃ dische Religion. ISBN 9783981318913 (978-3-9813189-1-3) Softcover, Melzer Verlag. Coauthors & Alternates. Learn More at LibraryThing. Israël Shahak at LibraryThing.

In his latest book, Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies, Shahak demonstrates, as he has done in previous . 2) Israeli policies, especially as they affect the Palestinians, have an ideological aspect, based upon discrimination.

In his latest book, Open Secrets: Israeli Nuclear and Foreign Policies, Shahak demonstrates, as he has done in previous writings, that Israel can only be understood from the inside. He argues convincingly that mainstream media coverage of Israel in the United States is therefore often both inadequate and misleading. This discrimination, inherent in Israel's character as a Jewish state, amounts to a form of apartheid based upon religion and is directed not only against Palestinians but against all non-Jews.

‘As a critic of Zionism and as an opponent of Jewish exclusivity, Israel Shahak is special. He possesses in-depth knowledge of Israeli society, Jewish culture and the history of his people. His humanitarian concerns and commitments are extensive; his work as a human rights campaigner ... is enormous ... Shahak provides insights [in Open Secrets] that are often far more penetrating than what has been written by others ... Little of the information and few of the insights in Open Secrets can be found in other books that focus on Israel and the Middle East ... Open Secrets is an excellent book for required reading in History, political science and/or international affairs courses in which there is consideration of Israel in the Middle East.’ The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs


Reviews about Open Secrets: Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies (Film/Fiction; 2) (7):
Gnng
Book is as advertised - excellent.
Gralsa
Excellent and still timely; considering fact that now the nuclear arsenal of Israel is in the hands of the most extreme right Likud party....
Cildorais
Informative and relevant for all those concerned about the illusive peace in the Middle East. I forget how many times I quoted the author and recommended this book.
Punind
A wonderful book, but without an extensive backround in the subject it is difficult to judge its accuracy. Good to have at hand when listening to the latest dispatches from the Middle East. Guaranteed to earn you concerned glances from your friends when they spot it on your bookshelf!
kolos
Shahaks's epilogue is worth the book in and of itself. Shahak is brutally honest and he is to be commended for his candor. There is truth and commentary herein which is exceedingly rare.
Lestony
The late Jewish author, Israel Shahak, explains in great detail the interconnections between U.S. and Israeli policies in both the middle east and Latin America and how these policies affect both countries and the world.
Consider the current situation with North Korea, Iraq, and Afghanistan... this book is prophetic. This book details why China and North Korea will talk to Israel when negotiating indirectly witht he United States. If ever there was a time to understand the web of communications between countries such as North Korea, Syria, China, Israel, Columbia and others, now is it. I read this book over a year ago, and now come back to write a review because of its renewed importance in light of recent developments (2003).
Read about Saddam Hussein's failed attempt to make peace with Israel, and more! Long before 9-11, this book WARNS its readers of the serious terrorist threat that would come out of Afghanistan! Prophetic. A book that details information with such accuracy, makes predictions that come to realization, is certainly a book worthy of information-hungry men and women the world over.
Going back and re-reading this book is like a visit with Nostradamus. I HIGHLY recommend this book as it will provide you with a strong understanding of what's behind U.S. moves on Iraq, relative silence towards North Korea and more.
Ieregr
The more things change, the more they stay the same. The current Israeli war against Hezbollah and Hamas once again points out the futility of wars against ideas. The "war on terrorism" has no particular targets or goals and so, like the "war on drugs," it will fail. Israel may be able to assassinate today's independent-minded Arab leaders, but more will arise tomorrow. Short of killing everyone that is not a Jew, Israel will continue into the future to face opposition to its current behavior in Palestine.

Middle Eastern politics, particularly when it involves Israel, is a complete mystery to most Americans. Reading the late Dr. Israel Shahak's "Open Secrets" is certainly enlightening. The book is a series of essays published at least 10 years ago. Re-reading this book, one assumes that it was written within the last six months. Especially relevant is the essay "Israeli foreign policy - 1994." War then (as it is now) was not initiated by the government but by those really in change - "army generals, intelligence seniors and high officials." The government and Prime Minister rubber-stamp decisions that have either already been implemented or approves operations when the troops have already started shooting. Thus, the current war is merely the policy of a clique with an agenda and not the expressed wishes of the people. With a media fully supportive of the government line and the only superpower on earth supplying unconditional military and political support, the people's attitude may be easily obtained after-the-fact. Ten years ago, Israel knew little about Hezbollah. Since Hezbollah has not yet capitulated in the current round of violence, it is likely that the level of knowledge today has not changed.

No less relevant are observations concerning what is known today as the "war on terrorism": "the more vague a given state's concept of the sources of terrorism, the more its intelligence can be faulted for incompetence... [B]ecause those authorities ... want to find "proofs" of what they have already assumed (intelligence work is bound to suffer)." Throughout history the same lessons appear over and over again, yet contemporary leaders are either genuinely oblivious or cynically ignoring these lessons.

Dr. Shahak cites numerous Israeli media reports, in line with government opinion, that agitate for war against Iran ("since the spring of 1992"). Thus, once the smallest pretext arises, Israel will be more than ready to start war. This is extremely detrimental to American interests, since a significant amount of oil flows from the Persian Gulf. American Jews are doing their part to line-up American support for an Israeli-Iranian war. Although Israeli media reports may sound fantastic (for example, a Palestinian state would align with an Iran armed with nuclear weapons), the pronouncements come from those who make policy, as Dr. Shahak points out, thus, should not be taken lightly. Americans can't remember past last Tuesday; it is crucial that they review their history. In this respect, Dr. Shahaks book is an extremely useful memory aid.

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