By Alan Dershowitz (272 Pages)Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2003
Alan Dershowitz is a best-selling author, widely respected as a civil libertarian, legal educator, and noted defense attorney. In his impassioned and closely argued book, The Case For Israel, sets the record straight and explains why Israel, while not perfect, is the sole outpost of liberty and democracy in the Middle East-a country that has earned the right to live within secure boundaries and defend itself.
Drawing on scrupulous, unbiased research and his peerless skills as an advocate, Dershowitz conclusively refutes thirty-two separate slurs, slanders, and misrepresentations that have been hurled at Israel in recent years, including:
Israel is a colonial, imperialist state
The Jews have always rejected the two-state solution
The Jews have exploited the Holocaust
Israel's victimization of the Palestinians has been the primary cause of the
Israel created the Arab refugee problem
Israel tortures Palestinians
Israel's targeted assassinations of terrorist leaders are unlawful
Israel is the "prime" human rights violator in the world
Universities should divest from Israel and boycott Israeli scholars
Dershowitz demolishes these charges with cold, hard facts and documentation in Israel's defense. Well reasoned, hard-hitting, and provocative, The Case For Israel is essential reading for anyone who cares about Israel and the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.