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Blood and Religion The Unmasking of the Jewish and Democratic State

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ISBN-10: 0745325556

ISBN-13: 9780745325552

Edition: 2006

Authors: Jonathan Cook

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"Timely and important . . . by far the most penetrarting and comprehensive [book] on the subject to date. . . . This work should be required reading." --Nur Masalha, Director of Holy Land Studies, St. Mary's College, University of Surrey, and author ofThe Politics of Denial "An original and powerful book." --Ilan Pappe, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Haifa University, and author ofA Modern History of Palestine "Very impressive. . . . Some of his findings will astound even the knowledgeable reader." --Salim Tamari, Director, Institute of Jerusalem Studies What is Israel hoping to achieve with its recent withdrawal from Gaza and the buildiing of a 700 km wall? Journalist Jonathan…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 4/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface
Map
Introduction: The Glass Wall
A preference for deceptive borders
Two philosophies: the Iron Wall vs the Glass Wall
Behind the 'benevolent' Glass Wall
Decades of silent oppression
A history of Arab quiescence
The threat of a state of all its citizens
Separate nationalities, unequal citizens
The Jewish state defined
Israel's pact between the religious and secular
The empty symbolism of the Arab vote
Democratisation as sedition
Barak: protests were 'on behalf of Arafat'
The missing key to understanding the conflict
Creating a new image of benevolence
Israel's Fifth Column
The Camp David stalemate over Jerusalem
Gen. Malka exposes Israel's intifada myths
Parallel wars by Israel's army and police
A culture of racism in the security forces
Jewish protests handled differently
Cover-up over Wissam Yazbak's death
Incitement by the Hebrew media builds
Evidence of police brutality overlooked
Barak refines his 'second front' theory
A desperate attempt to win back voters
A False Reckoning
Bereaved families seek a fair hearing
Murder in an olive grove remains a mystery
'Unified response' to explain Arab deaths
Commander Alik Ron's security obsessions
Shin Bet identifies the 'enemy within'
Operation Magic Tune sets the stage
Barak and Ben Ami's roles clarified
Inquiry fails to find the culprits
Justice Ministry stalls new investigation
The 'fifth column' libel stands
The Battle of Numbers
The need for 'a massive Jewish majority'
Gaza and fear of the apartheid comparison
A Jewish consensus emerges
The birth of a new Benny Morris
The Israeli Arab time bomb
Zionism's long demographic nightmare
Heroine mothers of the Jewish state
Rethinking the idea of citizenship
Political tide turns towards transfer
Policies seek to cut the number of non-Jews
Israel changes its Nationality Law
Amnon Rubinstein comes to the rescue
Redrawing the Green Line
The goal of Greater Israel
Deceptions of the Oslo peace process
Barak's two-state map at Camp David
A unilateral border for the Jewish state
Panic as the US unveils the Road Map
Sharon becomes a convert to disengagement
Disciples of Gen. Yigal Allon
Possible goals of disengagement
Israel's vision is of ethnic separation
Justifying ethnic cleansing
Conclusion: Zionism and the Glass Wall
A Jewish terrorist is not a real terrorist
An Arab Israeli is not a real Israeli
Secular-religious divide replaces political divide
Moves to avoid civil war among Jews
The 'family' against the Arab intruder
"We're like visitors in our own country"
A short conversation with Nazareth students
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index