The Case Against Israel's Enemies

The Case Against Israel's Enemies

Exposing Jimmy Carter and Others Who Stand in the Way of Peace

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The best-selling author of The Case for Israel examines critical threats to Israel's security, condemning academic enemies, Western leaders, religious groups, and Iran for their actions and arguing that they represent not only a danger to Israel but also to global peace.

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For Dershowitz (law, Harvard Law School), Israel's enemies are those who would "challenge Israel's continued existence as a Jewish, democratic, multiethnic, and multicultural state." Most likely because of his prominence, Jimmy Carter and his book Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid are the recipients of Dershowitz's opening salvos, with Dershowitz particularly infuriated by the suggestion that Israel's policies towards the West Bank are at all analogous to South Africa's system of apartheid, citing the formal legal equalities of Israeli citizens. He also accuses Carter of making anti-Semitic statements and of having a double standard when it comes to Israeli-Palestinian violence. Others who come under Dershowitz's fire include British academics John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt and others calling for boycotting Israeli academics and divesting from Israeli businesses; critics on the "hard left," including Noam Chomsky and Robert Finklestein, and on the "hard right"; and those who refuse to condemn Palestinian violence sufficiently. He concludes the book with discussion of Iran's alleged threat to physically destroy Israel with nuclear weapons. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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The New York Times bestselling author of The Case for Israel takes on the greatest threats faced by Israel today

In addition to Hamas, which provoked the recent war and Gaza with its rocket attacks on Israeli civilians, Alan Dershowtiz argues that Israel's most dangerous enemies include Jimmy Carter and other western leaders who would delegitimize Israel as an apartheid regime subject to the same fate as white South Africans; Israel's academic enemies, led by professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, who would accuse supporters of Israel of dual loyalty and indeed disloyalty to America; and Iran, led by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which threatens Israel by its development of nuclear weapons, which it has publicly threatened to use against the Jewish state.

  • Persuasively argues that Jimmy Carter and other enemies of Israel are also enemies of peace, imperiling not only Israel but the rest of the world
  • Sparks controversy and lively discussion across the entire spectrum of opinion on the Middle East
  • Passionate and outspoken: ""As always when Israel needs to be defended . . . Alan Dershowitz speaks with great passion and personal courage.""-Elie Wiesel

Alan Dershowitz is at his outspoken, thought-provoking best in The Case Against Israel's Enemies, changing both the tone and the focus of the debate about Israel's adversaries at a time when the future existence of Israel is increasingly imperiled.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2008
ISBN: 9780470379929
Characteristics: ix, 293 p. ; 25 cm


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