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Israel’s Stand Against Islamism Holds

An outstanding new volume explains the sources of its success.

by
P. David Hornik

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January 5, 2011 - 12:00 am
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Since then, though, Israel’s strength, confidence, and power of deterrence have been restored — by successful military actions against the Syrian plutonium reactor in 2007 and against Hamas in Gaza in 2008; by a major revamp of the IDF; and, most important, by a serious reevaluation of the continuing importance of ground combat. Spyer contends that Israel remains the only regional force capable of withstanding and prevailing against the Islamist tide.

Read this book. Illuminating a great deal in 200 pages of simple, friendly prose, it’s worth more than hundreds of superficial, distorted reports in the New York Times and other mainstream media outlets.

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P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Beersheva and author of the book Choosing Life in Israel.
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