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Unspoken Alliance Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa

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ISBN-10: 0375425462

ISBN-13: 9780375425462

Edition: 2010

Authors: Sasha Polakow-Suransky

List price: $33.00
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A revelatory account of Israelrsquo;s secret military cooperation with apartheid South Africa. Prior to the Six-Day War, Israel was the darling of the international Left. But after its occupation of Palesshy;tinian territories in 1967, Israel found itself isolated from former allies and threatened anew by old eneshy;mies. Sasha Polakow-Suransky tells the full story of how Israelrsquo;s booming arms industry and South Africarsquo;s isolation led to a hidden military alliance that grew deeper after the Likud Party came to power in 1977 and continued even after Israel passed sanctions against South Africa in the late 1980s. At the time of Israelrsquo;s independence in 1948, the two countries couldnrsquo;t have been more different: Isshy;rael was a nation of Holocaust survivors; South Africa was ruled by Nazi sympathizers. But as their covert military relationship blossomed, they exshy;changed billions of dollars of extremely sensitive mashy;terial, including nuclear technology, which boosted Israelrsquo;s sagging economy and strengthened the beleashy;guered apartheid regime. Polakow-Suransky has unshy;covered previously classified details of countless arms deals conducted behind the backs of Israelrsquo;s diploshy;matic corps and in violation of the United Nations arms embargo. Based on extensive archival research and intershy;views with former generals and high-level governshy;ment officials in both countries,The Unspoken Alliancetells a troubling story of Cold War paranoia, moral compromises, and Israelrsquo;s estrangement from the Left. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Israelrsquo;s history and its future.
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Abbreviations and Terms
Prologue
The Reich That Wasn't: South Africa's Jews in the Shadow of Nazism
A Light unto the Nations: Israel's Honeymoon in Africa
The Atomic Bond: The Israeli-South African Nuclear Connection
The Rise of Realpolitik: The Yom Kippur War and Israel's Realignment in Africa
Brothers in Arms: A Military Alliance Is Born
A Common Lot: Likud, Apartheid, and the Quest for Minority Survival
The Back Channel: Nuclear Diplomacy and the Fall of Vorster
Over the Edge: South Africa Joins the Nuclear Club
Masters of Spin: Propaganda, Denial, and the Concealment of the Alliance
Losing the Left: Israel, Apartheid, and the Splintering of the Civil Rights Coalition
Forked Tongues: Domestic Debate and Diplomatic Schizophrenia
The End of the Affair: South Africa's Transition to Democracy and the Demise of the Alliance
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography
Index