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Samson Blinded

Samson Blinded

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Samson Blinded:A Machiavellian Perspectiveon the Middle East Conflict
 by Obadiah Shoher 
 
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Copyright ©1998-2006 Obadiah Shoher Jerusalem, Israelwww.SamsonBlinded.orgISBN: 978-1-84728-218-7Cover design A.Christolyubov
 All rights reserved 
 
Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict
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Table of ContentsForeword to the Second Edition
..................................................9
Foreword to the First Edition. On hate.
......................................11
Theory
....................................................................................13
Cruel measures are sometimes the kindest
.........................................17
Machiavelli: goodness and cruelty
....................................................17
Realism, not superficial morality
......................................................20
 No easy way out
..............................................................................21
Create a credible threat, act brutally
..................................................23
Arab mentality and discontent
..........................................................24
Peaceful relations with Arabs are possible
.........................................24
The other Arabs do not care about the Palestinians
.............................25
Arab countries have no reason to make peace
....................................25
Territory is not worth lives, but sometimes there is no choice
.............26
Israel should restrict democracy
........................................................27
 No inherent right to a state, no inviolable state
...................................28
 No historical right
............................................................................32
The feasibility of conquering the Arab states
.....................................33
Abandon the pretense of humane war 
................................................34
Making Arabs Agree to Peace
..........................................................36
Objectives of Peace
.................................................................39
Israel does not need peace
................................................................39
Israel can sustain neither modern war nor a credible threat
.................40
An end of belligerence is imperative
.................................................40
The creation of a Palestinian state would not bring peace
...................41
 No Palestinian state without a pan-Islamic peace agreement
...............42
The inadmissibility of vacillation
..............................................42
Israeli vacillation is provocative
.......................................................43
Vacillation is costly and politically detrimental
..................................44
Piecemeal compromises blur objectives
............................................44
The fallacy of minor concessions
......................................................45
Abandon half-measures
....................................................................45
Delaying the solution makes the problem chronic and harder to cure
...49
Does Israel want economic and social progress in Arab countries?
......50

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