Israel and the Clash of Civilisations
Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East

Cook, Jonathan
Publisher:  Pluto Books
Year Published:  2008  
Pages:  192pp   ISBN:  9780745327549
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX17011

Cook examines Israel’s key role in persuading the Bush administration to invade Iraq, as part of a plan to remake the Middle East, and their joint determination to isolate Iran and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons that might rival Israel’s own.

Abstract: 

Cook examines Israel's key role in persuading the Bush administration to invade Iraq, as part of a plan to remake the Middle East, and their joint determination to isolate Iran and prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapons that might rival Israel's own.

This concise and clearly argued book makes the case that Israel's desire to be the sole regional power in the Middle East neatly chimed with Bush’s objectives in the "war on terror".

Examining a host of related issues, from the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians to the role of Big Oil and the demonisation of the Arab world, Cook argues that the current chaos in the Middle East was the objective of the Bush administration.

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