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Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East
Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East

Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East

From European Colony to US Power Projection Platform


290 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $24.95 (US $24.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781771861830

Rights: WOR X CA

Baraka Books (Jun 2019)

Price: $24.95


Washington has poured billions into Israel's economy and military and, since 1967, Israel has undertaken innumerable operations on Washington's behalf against states that reject US supremacy and economic domination. The self-appointed Jewish state has become a watch-dog capable of sufficiently punishing neighboring countries discourteous towards the West. Stephen Gowans challenges the specious argument that Israel controls US foreign policy, tracing the development of the self-declared Jewish state through its efforts to suppress regional liberation movements integrated into the US empire as a pro-imperialist Sparta of the Middle East.


"Stephen Gowans' book is a concise and pertinent de-mythologizing of Zionist propaganda, from early Zionists and founders, to the fascist global right leadership at present ... a tantalizing historical read, and a huge and valuable resource text, both." —John Steppling, Counterpunch

"This book is a timely response to three groups: those yet to grasp that Israel in its current form is an outrage comparable to apartheid South Africa; those who recognise this truth but fail (as had many sincere opponents of apartheid) to see the bigger picture of a Faustian bargain with Western elites; those who say the USA is a vassal—a client state of Israel." —Philip Roddis, Steel City Scribblings UK

Author Biography

Stephen Gowans is an independent political analyst and author of two acclaimed books, Washington's Long War on Syria (2017) and Patriots, Traitors, and Empires: The Story of Korea's Struggle for Freedom (2018), both published by Baraka Books.