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John Rose

Israel: The Hijack State

America’s Watchdog in the Middle East


Originally published as a pamphlet by the Socialist Workers Party in July 1986.
Subsequently published as a book by Bookmarks.
Copyright © 1986 John Rose.
Published here with the kind permission of the author.
Copied with thanks from the REDS – Die Roten site.
Marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

“Israel is to become the watchdog. There is no fear that Israel will undertake any aggressive Policy towards the Arab states when this would explicitly contradict the wishes of the US and Britain. But if for any reasons the Western powers should sometimes prefer to close their eyes, Israel could be relied upon to punish one or several neighbouring states whose discourtesy to the West went beyond the bounds of the permissible.”

The Israeli paper Ha’aretz, 30 September 1951


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