Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client

Defending Israel: The Story of My Relationship with My Most Challenging Client

by Alan M. Dershowitz


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World-renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz recounts stories from his many years of defending the state of Israel.

Alan Dershowitz has spent years advocating for his "most challenging client"—the state of Israel—both publicly and in private meetings with high level international figures, including every US president and Israeli leader of the past 40 years. Replete with personal insights and unreported details, Defending Israel offers a comprehensive history of modern Israel from the perspective of one of the country's most important supporters. Readers are given a rare front row seat to the high profile controversies and debates that Dershowitz was involved in over the years, even as the political tides shifted and the liberal community became increasingly critical of Israeli policies.

Beyond documenting America's changing attitude toward the country, Defending Israel serves as an updated defense of the Jewish homeland on numerous points—though it also includes Dershowitz's criticisms of Israeli decisions and policies that he believes to be unwise. At a time when Jewish Americans as a whole are increasingly uncertain as to who supports Israel and who doesn't, there is no better book to turn to for answers—and a pragmatic look toward the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250179968
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 536,714
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

ALAN M. DERSHOWITZ is a world-renowned author, criminal lawyer, law professor, and civil liberties defender. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The Case for Israel, Letters to a Young Lawyer, and Defending Israel, and his writing has been praised by literary figures from Truman Capote to Elie Wiesel. His books have sold over a million copies total, and over a million people have heard him lecture. He lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Endless Battle

1: From Palestine to Israel: My Earliest Memories of Zionism

2: Israel’s Quiet Period—and Mine

3: Six-Day War: The Making of an Israel Defender

4: The PR War on Israel Begins

5: Chomsky Attacks Israel on Civil Liberties

6: The Hard Left Denies Israel’s Right to Exist

7: Likud and the Liberals: Israel Moves to the Right

8: Debating Extremists Left and Right: Vanessa Redgrave and Meir Kahane

9: Oslo and the Murder of Rabin

10: Clinton and Barak: Palestinians Reject Peace, and the Birth of BDS

11: Sharon and Bush: Partners in the War on Terror

12: Olmert Attacks Syrian Nuclear Reactor, Offers Peace

13: Obama and Netanyahu Disagree on Iran and Jerusalem

14: Trump and Netanyahu Agree on Iran and Jerusalem

15: The New Anti-Semitism: Taking the Fight to Campus and Congress

Conclusion: Israel—The Next 70 Years

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