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Case for Peace: How the Arab-Israeli Conflict Can be Resolved based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
In this review of the obstacles to peace posed by hatred of Israel among, inter alia, radical Islam, academia, the UN, and western Europeans, Dershowitz once again places the onus on Israel's enemies to justify the double standard that they impose on the Jewish state. Dershowitz discusses the various arguments posed by those who would rather continue to villify Israel as opposed to sitting down and negotiating a just and lasting peace -- e.g., the security barrier, the Arabs' insistence on their 'right to return' to Israel proper, thereby negating the Jewish character of the state, and the fact that Palestine (like many countries of the world) will be a noncontiguous state. Similar to the Case for Israel, Dershowitz lays out the various arguments against peace posed by the anti-Israel establishment and carefully and logically refutes them, thereby placing the onus back on the opponents of peace. In that vein, Dershowitz also takes aim at the ultra-nationalist Israeli right wing and duly criticizes it as an enemy to peace as well, with its own set of contrived justifications for its stance against the peace process. In the end, while the strident tone of Dershowitz's book will undoubtedly be off-putting to Israel's persistent detractors, those detractors are urged to get beyond that tone and seriously reconsider their positions -- as did left wing feminist writer Phyllis Chesler (See, The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do about It.) I look forward to a response from Noam Chomsky and company. They have their work cut out for them.