A member of the Knesset, Dr Begin here reflects upon the mainstream political thought of the Likud Party which came to power in 1977. This book analyzes the basic factors relevant to the Israeli position in the Middle East, providing a different outlook on the complexities of the region.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Introduction to a Zionist Stand; Chapter 2 On Zionism and Fairness; Chapter 3 Zionism and Morality – The Triple Test; Chapter 4 A Perennial Stream; Chapter 5 How difficult is it to predict the future?; Chapter 6 The Importance of Drawing Conclusions; Chapter 7 Fifty Years Ago; Chapter 8 Jerusalem, Babylon and New York; Chapter 9 Jerusalem, Still Under Siege; Chapter 10 Back to the High Road; Chapter 11 The Only Game in Town; Chapter 12 Jerusalem, Early Thursday Morning; Chapter 13 The Camp David Formula Awaits Rediscovery; Chapter 14 The Eighth Option; Chapter 15 Light at the End of the Cloud; Chapter 16 US Clarifications to the PLO; Chapter 17 The Art of Non-Start; Chapter 18 European Talks on Conventional Arms Limitations and their Ramifications for the Middle East; Chapter 19 The Water Divide; Chapter 20 The US Position Towards PLO; Chapter 21 US Hesitations to Halt Talks with the PLO; Chapter 22 Extending a Hand; Chapter 23 Retaining Israel’s Qualitative Edge; Chapter 24 A Brave New Diplomacy; Chapter 25 Strategie Depth Still Counts; Chapter 26 Transforming Chaos into Order; Chapter 27 Aiming Low; Chapter 28 The Territorial Pretence; Chapter 29 Alice in the Middle East; Chapter 30 Supply and Demand in the Middle East Arms Race; Chapter 31 Guarded Optimism in the Middle East; Chapter 32 No Linkage between Loan Guarantees and Diplomacy; Chapter 33 Back to Camp David; Chapter 34 Diplomacy of Contradictions; Chapter 35 The Camp David Framework Applied; Chapter 36 Israel’s Contributions to the Cause of Peace;
Ze’ev B. Begin