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Widely respected as a civil libertarian, legal educator, and defense attorney extraordinaire, Alan M. Dershowitz has also been a passionate though not uncritical supporter of Israel. In this audiobook, he presents an ardent defense of Israel's rights, supported by indisputable evidence. Dershowitz takes a close look at what Israel's accusers and detractors are saying about this war-torn country. He accuses those who attack Israel of international bigotry and backs up his argument with hard facts.

©2003 Alan Dershowitz (P)2015 Tantor
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Excellent

Dershowitz counters all the typical arguments against Israel with facts and well formulated counter points

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A must hear book. Know the real reality of Israel

The facts represented in this book will make you think twice before condemning Israel. Very recommended and well written.

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Is Middle East peace possible???

We know that there has been conflict in the region between Israel and its Arab neighbors since the establishment of the Jewish state of Israel after World War II. But from then to today, peace still eludes the region.

The author who also happens to be an attorney, makes a case for the right of Israel to exist... putting aside the various forms of anti-Semitic rhetoric that further clouds the possibility of peace, we are taken exhibit by exhibit through what both sides are arguing and makes a strong case for the right of Israel to exist as a Jewish state.

If you want to see both sides point of view and reasoning, this book is also an excellent primer for Middle East history.

I would recommend this book strongly for anyone involved in Middle East peace process as well as for those who want to understand better the conflict.

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Dershowitz is terrible

Gave this book a try, stepped back from my bias. Still it is so unbalanced from Dershowitz’ perspective. A lot of good information but it feels incomplete and tainted with a Zionist spin. Dershowitz will come crumbling down soon enough along with his contemporaries.

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A Must Read/Listen

This book is extremely important for those who wish to understand the reality and truth of the conflict between Israelis/Jews and the Arabs of Palestine.

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Brilliant and succinct

The case for Israel with clear evidence, and nuance. Perhaps the most brilliant response to revisionists vitriolic attack on the Jewish state.

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Thorough and in-depth

An honest review of the key issues. Performance is perfect. Very informative and enjoyable. Highly recommended

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Well written and narrated, very educational and informative. Information is presented in a clearly structured and easily digestable manner.

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More Relevant Now Than Ever

Antisemitism is on the rise both worldwide and in the United State, and in both major parties. That Overton window is getting smaller and smaller by the day and Dershowitz’ fear is coming true. Soon, Anti-Israeli policy will be a plank in the Democrat platform and part of the university curriculum.

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Comprehensive

Very thorough and intellectually honest approach to this issue. Engaging and energizing read. Good for those with much/little knowledge on subject

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  • 01-11-19

A necessary if slightly dated book

Antisemitism is rearing it's head in the UK again so I decided to start educating myself a bit & this was one of the first books I picked up. I'd like to see an updated version but the arguments hold up well.

I'd say it's worth picking up even if you are an avid detractor of Israel as it's invaluable to hear the counter argument made well, the only thing that lets this book down slightly is the narrator (probably just a personal preference on my part) but other than that it's outstanding & very worthy of your time.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-22

Interesting - but not an objective case presented.

It is good to get this perspective; but please don’t listen expecting an objective analysis of the history and evolution of Israel. Reviews led me to believe I would get a true legal perspective. It is a defense of Israel and its actions from a legal lecturer/professor. I feel better for having heard it and it will make me look for more audio books with different perspectives.

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  • Hank
  • 06-17-19

thorough case put forward

I'm a fan of Alan, his objectivity, analysis and critique is thorough and well articulated with lots of examples all the way through the book to back up his point. If you want some good secular arguments to counter anti- Israel perspectives there's lots of material in here to do that. I particularly liked the historical examples and references to the host of events prior to and after the re-creation of Israel in 1947, eg the 6 day war, failed Arab invasion, Yasser Arafat walking out of the Camp David negotiations etc... towards the end Alan takes some time to critically analyse some comments and general attitudes of the academia toward Israel, especially Noam Chomsky. Good read . Recommend .