This controversial indictment concentrates on the years 1948-1967. The author has burrowed with a prosecutor's diligence into unpublished American archives. The book has been and will be praised by those who believe the United States has damaged its own security, and Israel's too, by uncritical and often secret support of Israel's actions, no matter how extreme. Those who believe that American support has not gone far enough and that American and Israeli interests are identical will sputter with indignation.
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