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The False Messiah is Volume I of a monumental history of the Israel-Palestineconflict , Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, by a seasoned reporter with avast first-hand knowledge of the Middle East. It is the first book to put the struggle forPalestine into its global context to show how all the pieces of a complicated jigsawpuzzle fit together. It’s also the first ever account of events to address themotives, needs, and dilemmas faced by all sides: diaspora Jews’ real fear of HolocaustII; the Palestinian right to justice and self-determination; the legitimate angerof the Arab masses at American support for Zionism right or wrong; and the inevitablecorruption and repression of the regimes of the existing Arab Order who, fearingharsher Israeli assaults, have tried to contain them.From the beginning, the conflict pitted a well-financed First World nation of Europeancolonialists who held the upper hand in terms of military hardware, air powerand capability against an essentially feudal Third World Arab nation. The FalseMessiah sheds new light on: · The early Zionist relations with UK, German and US governments.· Zionism’s contribution to bringing the US into World War I.· Zionism’s role (and that of domestic non-Zionist Jews) in the diversion ofJewish refugees, first from Russia, then from Germany, to Palestine rather than tothe US, UK or elsewhere, sabotaging, inter alia, Truman’s efforts to provide visasto the US for 100,000 Jewish immigrants.·· Truman’s belabored decision-making processes leading to his recognition ofthe State of Israel, against the advice of 3 US Secretaries of State and his Secretaryof Defense who all asserted the US’ best interest was alignment with the Arabworld.· The expansion of the Israeli state beyond its UN-recognized borders immediatelyupon its creation, and how it was made possible by Israel’s military superiorityeven from its pre-creation. At no point throughout its history, Hart contends,has Israel ever faced an “existential threat” to its existence.As a former BBC Panorama and ITN Middle East correspondent, Alan Hart knewand interviewed most of the main players in the Israel-Palestine conflict (GoldaMeir, Moshe Dayan, Shimon Peres, Yasser Arafat and other PLO leaders, GeorgeHabash, Nasser, King Hussein of Jordan, King Feisal of Saudi Arabia, and manyothers). He also exhibits a wealth of research into a full spectrum of viewpoints.

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