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Author: Richard H. Curtiss
Publisher: American Educational Trust; Subsequent edition (June 1, 1986)
Language: English
Pages: 390
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Category: Political
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Curtiss, Richard . 1927-. Arab-Israeli conflict.

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The first, A Changing Image: American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute, was in 1982 and commended for its objectivity by all three then-living ex-Presidents of the United States, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. His second book is Stealth PACs: Lobbying Congress for Control of .

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By Richard H. Curtiss Now, only the US can break the impasse, by forcing its Israeli client state to give back . The Arab states categorically rejected the partition by outside parties of an overwhelmingly Arab land. Now, only the US can break the impasse, by forcing its Israeli client state to give back all or most of the land the United Nations allotted to Muslim and Christian inhabitants when it partitioned Palestine in 1947.

When he retired from the US foreign service, Curtiss was chief inspector of the US Information Agency. He is also the author of A Changing Image: American Perspectives of the Arab-Israeli Dispute and Stealth PACs: Lobbying Congress for Control of US Middle East Policy.

In this book, author Curtiss is convinced of two things: that American perceptions of the Arab-Israeli dispute are based on misinformation which has been leading U.S. policy in the region to disaster, and that the American public, given proper information, can judge issues fairly and presumably influence a change in policy... This work should help the general reader understand some of the home-grown causes of the inconsistency and impotency of U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. ~~Charles Oliver, "Middle East Journal," Washington, D.C.
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"A Changing Image: American Perceptions of the Arab-Israeli Dispute" by Richard H. Curtiss, English, 390 pgs, hardback, 1982 (1st ed.), 1986. The author served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency's office of Near East, North African and South Asian African Affairs in the 1970s. Essentially, the author somehow believes that peace would occur in the Middle East if Israel would just withdraw its settlements from the West Bank and return to its pre-1967 `boundaries'. Perhaps many ardent Israelis would view this book as "anti-Israel". This is not a pro-Israel book; but then, it's not really an "anti-Jew" book - it's just that the author believes that `peace' won't come to the Middle East until the U.S. drops its `anything goes' support of Israel. The author describes Israeli Prime Minister Begin as "Machiavellian" (p. 214), "trickery" (p. 215), and "if not that of a madman" (p. 215). In reviewing the photographs in this book, the author displays his bias (sympathies) by his showing the `power' of the Israeli military through tanks and shellings, and the `down troddeness' of the Palestinians through photographs of wounded Palestinians. If any American politician had made any statement disapproving of some Israeli political or military action, the author seems to found many of them to reprint herein. Contents chapters include: President Wilson's Fourteen Points and the Palestine Mandate; Pres. Roosevelt's limited support to Zionists, Pres. Truman and the Creation of Israel, Pres. Eisenhower and the Suez Crises, Pres. Kennedy, Pres. Johnson and the Six-Day War, Pres. Nixon and the Rogers Plan, the October War, Pres. Carter and Camp David, Pres. Reagan on Israel's invasion of Lebanon, The Israel Lobby, the Arab Lobby, Arab Diplomatic activities, Christian Churches support of Israel, Congress - For Sale or Rent to Israel, with an appendix of polls: 1946-1986. I found this book to be very informative for `background' material, not for a `well balanced' analysis of the overall Israel-Palestine issue. I'm sure an ardent Israel supporter could detail many hundreds of criticisms of this book due to lack of 'balance' or 'objectivity' regarding many issues.
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In reading the review I should add that the author of this book worked for the State department and U.S. Information Agency where he received the agencys highest honor " The Edward R Morrow for excellence in public Diplomacy". He was stationed through out the middle east. His book is favorably reviewed by seven U.S. ambassadors, Three presidents (Carter, Ford , and Nixon), and three congressmen. When I read phrases like: "I'm sure an ardent Israel supporter could detail many hundreds of criticisms of this book due to lack of 'balance' or 'objectivity' regarding many issues." or, "the author displays his bias (sympathies) by his showing the `power' of the Israeli military through tanks and shellings, and the `down troddeness' of the Palestinians through photographs of wounded Palestinians.", the bias of the reviewer comes through. The state of Israel was born in terror by people like the terrorist head of Irgun- Begin. Another quote of the review: "The author describes Israeli Prime Minister Begin as "Machiavellian" (p. 214), "trickery" (p. 215), and "if not that of a madman". Actually that describes him pretty well. The modern age of terrorism was born with his bombing of the King David Hotel with huge loss of life. Not to mention the assassination of the U.N. represenative Bernadotte Folke by another future prime minister- Shamir of the Stern gang. Israel is not our fifty first state but you would think so given it's protection in the security council with more U.S. vetoes condemning it than all other vetoes by all other members combined for any reason. And the three billion plus a year. Israel demands inspection of Iran and threatens war yet refuses any inspections itself. Americas prestige after the war in the middle east was enormous and has turned to hate. Truman's secretary of state, George Marshall, said to recognize Israel would lead to a half century of conflict and turn the region against us. He was optimistic.