The Fateful Triangle: The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians

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Pluto Press, 1999 - Political Science - 578 pages
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Since its original publication in 1983, Fateful Triangle has become a classic in the fields of political science and Middle East affairs. This new edition features new chapters and a new introduction by Noam Chomsky and a foreword by Edward Said.Examining America's search for a 'reliable ally' in the Middle East, Chomsky untangles the intricacies of the US-Israeli-Palestinian relationship and lays bare the contortions, lies and misinformation that have been used over the years to obscure the real agenda. In the process he reveals the extent to which modern nation-states make claims for peace while actively pursuing very different objectives. In three new chapters Chomsky examines the Palestinian Uprising, the 'Limited War' in Lebanon and the Israeli-PLO Accords after the Oslo signings. This is a timely and much-needed corrective to the mythmaking that has obscured the real history of peace negotiations in the Middle East.

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This book is an indictment of Israeli belligerency that makes for sad reading considering that there is no more reason for hopefulness today than there was when it was published in 1983. Noam Chomsky ... Read full review

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If you want to understand the US role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Oslo, this is a must read. It is also essential reading to learn about Israel's '82 invasion of Lebanon. Read full review

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Gregory Harms is an independent scholar based in Chicago. He is the author of Straight Power Concepts in the Middle East: US Foreign Policy, Israel and World History (Pluto, 2010).

Todd M. Ferry began his studies in archaeology and Near East history at Indiana University. He received his MA in Syro-Palestinian archaeology from the University of Chicago in 2001, and has worked as a supervisor at the sites of Ashkelon and Tel Beth Shemesh in Israel.

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