Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy and the Hope for Its Future Ami Ayalon

Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy and the Hope for Its Future

Author: Ami Ayalon
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Book Title
Friendly Fire: How Israel Became Its Own Worst Enemy and the Hope for Its Future
Author
Ami Ayalon
ISBN
9781586422974
FINALIST -- The National Jewish Book Award In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for the enemy and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbors. If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia, Ayalon writes, it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence. Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Ami Ayalon, Anthony DavidPublisher: Steerforth Press / Truth to PowerPublished: 09/07/2021ISBN: 9781586422974Pages: 320Weight: 0.85lbsSize: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d
FINALIST -- The National Jewish Book Award

In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for the enemy and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbors. If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia, Ayalon writes, it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence. Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ami Ayalon, Anthony David
Publisher: Steerforth Press / Truth to Power
Published: 09/07/2021
ISBN: 9781586422974
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d
FINALIST -- The National Jewish Book Award

In this deeply personal journey of discovery, Ami Ayalon seeks input and perspective from Palestinians and Israelis whose experiences differ from his own. As head of the Shin Bet security agency, he gained empathy for the enemy and learned that when Israel carries out anti-terrorist operations in a political context of hopelessness, the Palestinian public will support violence, because they have nothing to lose. Researching and writing Friendly Fire, he came to understand that his patriotic life had blinded him to the self-defeating nature of policies that have undermined Israel's civil society while heaping humiliation upon its Palestinian neighbors. If Israel becomes an Orwellian dystopia, Ayalon writes, it won't be thanks to a handful of theologians dragging us into the dark past. The secular majority will lead us there motivated by fear and propelled by silence. Ayalon is a realist, not an idealist, and many who consider themselves Zionists will regard as radical his conclusions about what Israel must do to achieve relative peace and security and to sustain itself as a Jewish homeland and a liberal democracy.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Ami Ayalon, Anthony David
Publisher: Steerforth Press / Truth to Power
Published: 09/07/2021
ISBN: 9781586422974
Pages: 320
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.50w x 1.10d