The Fateful Triangle
Israel, the United States and the Palestinians
Publisher: Black Rose Books, Montreal, Canada
Resource Type: Book
Cx Number: CX8134
Chomsky examines how Israel has systematically tried to eradicate the Palestinians as a political, national and cultural entity by stealing their land, invasion and occupation and how this has been made possible by U.S. aid.
Abstract: In the Fateful Triangle Chomsky outlines the special relationship that Washington has with Israel: massive foreign aid with no strings attached as to its use and no monotoring of that aid. Only the Israelis could attack a U.S intelligence ship (1967), get away with it and have the U.S. agencies themselves cover it up. He examines how the Israelis have systematically tried to eradicate the Palestinians as a political, national and cultural entity by stealing their land, invasion and occupation. This would not have possible without the foreign aid. The supporters in the United States which includes politicians, the media and academics do not tolerate criticism of Israel. Anyone who attepts to state another opinion is accordingly deemed anti-Semitic. Chomsky finally ends with the thought that if political settlement is not found a regional nuclear war is possible.