Israel is a Jewish state in a Muslim Middle East. How can it survive in that region? This book answers this question by analyzing the dangers and threats that Israel faces today. The book also highlights an important component of Israel's strength: the endurance and the cohesion of its social fabric, which the author sees as the key to his country's survival in the Middle East. Written by Israel's former deputy minister of defence, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the contemporary politics of the Middle East.
Introduction 1. Perilous Waters 2. Between the Jordan and the Sea 3. Egypt - Threat, Danger, or Ally? 4. Jordan - The Indispensable Partner 5. Syria - A Tough Neighbour 6. Iraq's Vague Future 7. Iran - The Main Threat 8. Will the World Change 9. A Warning Note 10. Two Essential Conditions 11. The New Deterrence 12. The United States - A Slightly Different Alliance 13. Regional Alliances 14. National Resolve