|A Durable Peace: Israel and its Place Among the
by Benjamin Netanyahu
Israel at the half-century mark is one of
the great success stories of our time.
Now, as the Jewish State enters the
twenty-first century, comes a new,
thoroughly revised edition of Benjamin
Netanyahu's acclaimed A Place Among
the Nations, updated to reflect both recent
developments and Netanyahu's unique
A Durable Peace
We live in a time of intense geopolitical change.
Communism, fascism, and other "isms" are crumbling into
dust. But Zionism, the national liberation movement of the
Jewish people, has triumphantly endured. What is the secret
of that endurance-and what is the prognosis for its continued
success? From the rise of Zionism to the latest peace
initiatives, Benjamin Netanyahu traces the origins, history,
and politics of Israel's relationship with the Arab world and
the West. He exposes some of the most common-and often
shocking-misrepresentations and myths about Arab-Israeli
issues, replacing them with facts. And he explores the
themes that have shaped his vision of Israel and its position
in the world:
-What is the foundation of the Jewish claim to the land of
-What is the real source of conflict between Arabs and
-How has the West both contributed to and jeopardized
Israel's security throughout the decades?
-How have Arab groups used warfare to achieve what might
have been otherwise unattainable ends?
-Why is the status of the West Bank, as well as Gaza and the
Golan Heights, so crucial to Israel?
-Why is any hope for peace in the Middle East linked to a
clear recognition of Israel's right to exist?
-Even with the collapse of the Soviet Union, why is a strong
Israel essential to the stability of the world?
Netanyahu writes as an Israeli who wishes to see a secure
Israel at peace with its neighbors. But for this to happen the
battle for truth must be won. Closely reasoned, meticulously
documented, and often shattering in its revelations, A
Durable Peace, sheds welcome light on the Middle East
debate. It is a most fitting tribute to Israel today.
A Durable Peace : Israel and Its Place Among the Nations
by Benjamin Netanyahu
Mr. Netanyahu has edited several other books, including:
Self-Portrait of a Hero : From the Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu, 1963-1976
by Jonathan Netanyahu edited by Benjamn Netanyahu
"Terrorism: How the West Can Win" (1986), and
"International Terrorism: Challenge and Response"
(1991). More recently,
"Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can
Defeat Domestic and International Terrorism