Top positive review
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Objective and clear
on June 1, 2008
This book asks and answers the necessary question ie. why does the US act in the interests of a narrowly defined group of Israelis and Americans instead of the long term national interests of both? It is not a re-reading of the history of the Palestian/Israeli conflict nor should it be. By keeping a tight focus on US internal political process and the playing out of influence by political groups; it does an excellent job of answering the question. Detractors hate this book because it is clear, factual and persuasive. People who have given negative reviews, do so not based on weighing the arguments in the book but instead try to judge the morality of the Israeli position versus other players. That is not what the book is about.