Politicide: Ariel Sharon's War Against the Palestinians
Ariel Sharon was one of the most experienced, shrewd and frightening leaders of the new millennium. Despite being found both directly and indirectly responsible for acts considered war crimes under international law, he became Prime Minister of Israel, a political victory he won by provoking the Palestinians into a new uprising, the second intifada. From the beginning of his career Sharon was regarded as the most brutal, deceitful and unrestrained of all the Israeli generals and politicians. A man of monstrous vision, his attempts to destroy the Palestinian people have included the proposal to make Jordan the Palestinian state and the now infamous invasion of Lebanon in 1982, which resulted in the Sabra and Shatila massacre.
Baruch Kimmerling's new book describes Sharon's quest to reshape the whole geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. He describes how Sharon is committed to politicide, the destruction of the Palestinian political identity, and how won the support of powerful elements within Israeli society and the American administration in order to achieve this. Kimmerling exposes the brutality of Sharon and his junta's 'solutions', and constructs a devastating indictment of a man whose cruelty and ruthlessness have resulted in widespread and indiscriminate slaughter.
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POLITICIDE: Ariel Sharon's War Against the PalestiniansUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A decidedly contrarian reading of recent Israeli history by a noted dissident-scholar.For Kimmerling (co-author, Palestinians, 1993; Sociology/Univ. of Toronto), who considers himself "an Israeli ... Read full review
Politicide: Ariel Sharon's war against the PalestiniansUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This is the most detailed and up-to-date critical biography available of Israel's current prime minister, Ariel Sharon. In this thought-provoking book, Kimmerling (Distinguished Research Professor of ... Read full review
Internal Contradictions and Crisis
Precedents The First Attempt at Politicide
Ideology and Military Practices
Constitution of a Herrenvolk Republic
Childhood in Colonial Palestine
Sharons First Round
An Officer but Not a Gentleman
The Establishment of the Palestinian National Authority
From NearAgreement to Stalemate
The Camp David Debacle
The Diversification of Israeli Society
The New Sharon
The Third Attempt At Politicide
What is Left of the Left?
The NonViolent Guerilla War