Method and Madness
The Hidden Story of Israel's Assaults on Gaza

Finkelstein, Norman
Date Written:  2015-01-15
Publisher:  OR Books
Year Published:  2015
Pages:  236pp   Price:  $17   ISBN:  978-1-939293-71-8
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19779

In the past five years Israel has mounted three major assaults on the 1.8 million Palestinians trapped behind its blockade of the Gaza Strip. Taken together, Operation Cast Lead (2008-9), Operation Pillar of Defense (2012), and Operation Protective Edge (2014), have resulted in the deaths of some 3,700 Palestinians. As Norman G. Finkelstein sets out in this concise, paradigm-shifting new book, an examination of Israel's motives reveals a state whose repeated recourse to savage war is far from irrational. Rather, Israel's attacks have been designed to sabotage the possibility of a compromise peace with the Palestinians, even on terms that are favorable to it.

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