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Alexander’s book is the first to subject to withering criticism the "body of ideas that lured Israel into the quagmire .

Alexander’s book is the first to subject to withering criticism the "body of ideas that lured Israel into the quagmire called the ‘peace process. " He excoriates prominent figures in politics, journalism, education, and literature who express hostility to, or open hatred of, Jews, Judaism, and Israel.

The Jewish Wars book. Alexander’s book is the first to subject to withering criticism the "body of ideas that lured Israel into the quagmire called the ‘peace process.

Very much a warrior flourishing words and ideology as his weapons, Edward Alexander launches a counterattack in the war of ideas against Zionism. These essays begin with a dissection of the intifada at the end of 1987 and deal with people and events through 1994, when Israel began to withdraw from the disputed territories.

Edward Alexander launches a counterattack in the war of ideas over Zionism, very much a warrior using words and .

Edward Alexander launches a counterattack in the war of ideas over Zionism, very much a warrior using words and ideas as his weapons. This book begins with a dissection of the first (1987) Intifada and deals with people and events through 1994, when Israel, having embraced the PLO, began their withdrawal from the disputed territories. Alexander shows how the Intifada proved to be a potent propaganda tool for its organizers.

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These essays begin with a dissection of the intifada at the end of 1987 and deal with people and events through 1994, when Israel began to withdraw from the disputed territories. Ineffective militarily, Edward Alexander notes, the intifada proved a potent propaganda tool: "The spectacle of young Palestinian Arabs (at least in the early stages of the uprising, before the violence became highly organized) facing Israeli soldiers won for the Arabs precisely the victory they had sought: it swung liberal, including (if not especially) Jewish liberal, sympathy decisively to the side of the Arabs and against Israel."

Alexander’s book is the first to subject to withering criticism the "body of ideas that lured Israel into the quagmire called the ‘peace process.’" He excoriates prominent figures in politics, journalism, education, and literature who express hostility to, or open hatred of, Jews, Judaism, and Israel. Convinced that it is in the realm of ideas that the battle will be lost or won, Alexander has given special attention to "some of the more brazen and flamboyant combatants in. . . the ‘Jewish wars’—Edward Said, Patrick Buchanan, the late George Ball, Alexander Cockburn, Michael Lerner, Noam Chomsky and still more to certain omnipresent personality types: the timorous Jew cloaking his timidity in the robes of the biblical prophet; the treacherous Jew presenting betrayal of his own people as ethical idealism; the ferocious antisemite parading as a dispassionate ‘critic of Israeli policies’; the journalist and publicist exploiting the full public-address and public-relations systems afforded by his profession while complaining that his voice is being ‘stifled’ by ‘the Jewish establishment.’"

Recurring themes in Alexander’s essays are the relations between the Jews of America and those of Israel, the incorporation of anti-Zionism into the ideology of "multiculturalism" and the conventions of literary discussion, the politically motivated "distortion and exploitation" of the Holocaust, the strategies of moral and political discrimination used against Israel, the strategies employed by some prominent American and Israeli Jews to evade the implications of this discrimination, and the growing impunity with which antisemitism can be preached at both ends of the political spectrum.

Alexander also reproduces some of the lively debate engendered by his essays in Commentary and Congress Monthly.

The Jewish Wars: Reflections by One of the Belligerents epub download

ISBN13: 978-0809320110

ISBN: 0809320118

Author: Professor Edward Alexander

Category: Social Sciences

Subcategory: Politics & Government

Language: English

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (April 24, 1996)

Pages: 224 pages

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This superb, secular study really brings home to the reader the levels of inherent, painful, frustration felt within so much of the Israeli populace at the levels of terrorism and violence which have racked their nation throughout the so called "peace process". The reader is also left with an almost tangible sense of how the individual Jew/Israeli feels amidst what the book translates as a deep, painful resentment at their betrayal by their so called "peace partners" and the International community as a whole. The writer's own indignation and personal exasperation permeate this work and almost transport the reader into the realm of the "Jewish experience".
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Mamuro
This book is a collection of essays written about antizionist attacks on Jewish rights. Special attention is given to "some of the more brazen and flamboyant combatants" in what Alexander calls "the Jewish wars," such as Ed Said, Pat Buchanan, and Alex Cockburn. The book takes issue with people from all parts of the political spectrum.

One test that Alexander applies to Jewish critics of Israel is this: do they refuse to demand for themselves the same rights that they demand for others? While I think that Alexander thus underestimates the value of the writings of David Grossman and Leonard Fein, I have to agree that it is significant that they do not pass this test.

Alexander reserves his sharpest criticism for those who are politically committed to deny human rights to Jews. While Alexander exposes many misstatements by antizionists, he does not lose focus on the goals of those who write them. His main criticism of Ed Said is not for Said's "longstanding habit of confidently reciting the most preposterous falsehoods" but for Said's demands for the "right" to murder "collaborators" with Israel.

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Mamuro
This book is a collection of essays written about antizionist attacks on Jewish rights. Special attention is given to "some of the more brazen and flamboyant combatants" in what Alexander calls "the Jewish wars," such as Ed Said, Pat Buchanan, and Alex Cockburn. The book takes issue with people from all parts of the political spectrum.

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Cheber
In these essays published in 1996 Alexander takes on some of the worse critics of Israel from the Chomsky- Cockburn- Said school and shows how distorted and hatefilled their thinking is. He also takes on the whole Oslo process, and rightfully sees how it will not lead to peace. Alexander also considers the propaganda - efforts of the Palestinians, and how they succeeded in moving much of Western sympathy to their side. Holocaust- denial and deniers is another subject Alexander considers.

These essays show him to be one of the most effective defenders of Israel and the Jewish people on the political polemic scene today.
Cheber
In these essays published in 1996 Alexander takes on some of the worse critics of Israel from the Chomsky- Cockburn- Said school and shows how distorted and hatefilled their thinking is. He also takes on the whole Oslo process, and rightfully sees how it will not lead to peace. Alexander also considers the propaganda - efforts of the Palestinians, and how they succeeded in moving much of Western sympathy to their side. Holocaust- denial and deniers is another subject Alexander considers.

These essays show him to be one of the most effective defenders of Israel and the Jewish people on the political polemic scene today.