Mythologies Without End: The Us, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020


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Oxford University Press, USA
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.8 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Jerome Slater is a retired political science professor, who taught at Ohio State University (1963-1966) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (1967-1999). He was the Fulbright Lecturer in Political Science at Haifa University in 1989, and has lectured in Israel on other occasions. He isthe author of three books and over fifty articles in professional journals, national magazines, and newspapers including New Republic, Dissent, Huffington Post, Buffalo News, Christian Science Monitor, Tikkun, and Yale Review, among others.


Mythologies Without End provides an excellent overview of the attitudes common among Israel skeptics... Israel's supporters who read it will better understand these critics and can have more fruitful conversations with them about the United States and Israel. -- Mike Watson, Hudson Institute, National Review

Slater offers formidable evidence that Zionist and Israeli policy toward the Arabs has been far more aggressive than prevailing narratives indicate.. Myths to the contrary play a pernicious role in Israeli and American politics and policymaking today, and dispelling these myths is a precondition for progress toward peace. This is a landmark volume, essential reading for all students of the Israel-Arab conflict. -- Stephen Van Evera, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An impressively thorough, eminently fair, and utterly persuasive account of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the reasons for its persistence. Slater's research demolishes longstanding and widely-held beliefs about why this conflict has festered. This book is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand how this destructive confrontation has taken the course it has and where responsibility for this tragedy lies. -- Paul R. Pillar, former National Intelligence Officer for the Near East and South Asia

Tackling many of the myths that have surrounded the Arab-Israeli conflict since its inception, Slater's ambitious work sets out to sort fact from fiction.�The result is a well-documented book on the many crucial moments in this conflict, ending with a strongly argued case that the Israelis, in particular, need to come to a more honest reckoning with the past if they are to achieve real peace with their neighbors. This is a valuable book, one where it pays to read the many useful footnotes. -- William B. Quandt, University of Virginia

This is a critical and bold reassessment of the American involvement in the Israel/Palestine question. It's an essential read for anyone interested in learning about the past failures of American policy for the sake of a more constructive and honest involvement in the future. -- Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK

Slater has done a brilliant job of exposing and demolishing the many myths that shape the discourse in the West about the Israel-Palestine conflict. What makes Slater's book so powerful, is that he cares greatly about Israel. But unlike so many of Israel's supporters, he believes that facing up to the truth about the past is in Israel's interest. -- John J. Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

This penetrating study is a work of fundamental importance. Distinguished by fierce honesty and trenchant analysis, it is based on decades of research into the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the US role in them.�It deserves a wide audience among both specialists and general readers. -- David Hendrickson, author of Republic in Peril

A cleareyed study that sounds a serious alarm for the future of Israel-a must for any library's collection on the conflict. --Starred review, Kirkus