State of Terror
How Terrorism Created Modern Israel
published 2017 • 6" x 9" • 448 pages
ISBN 9781566560689 • paperback • $20.00 •
HOW VIOLENCE AND TERROR WERE USED BY ZIONIST MILITIAS AGAINST ARABS AND THE BRITISH TO TRANSFORM ARAB PALESTINE INTO A JEWISH STATE
“A tour de force, based on diligent archival research that looks boldly at the impact of Zionism on Palestine and its people in the first part of the 20th century. The book is the first comprehensive and structured analysis of the violence and terror employed by the Zionist movement and later the state of Israel against the people of Palestine. Much of the suffering we witness today can be explained and connected to this formative period covered thoroughly in this book.”
—Ilan Pappé, Israeli historian and author
The Israel-Palestine conflict is often seen as a result of an inevitable clash between two ethnic groups—Arabs and Jews—inhabiting the same land. In fact, as this book shows, what actually occurred was the takeover of an Arab land, Palestine, by a political organization of European Jews, Zionists, using terror techniques to assert by force a claim to the land that had no legal basis.
Thomas Suárez has written a shocking book detailing a litany of terrorist acts over a period of twenty years, against the British government, the indigenous Palestinians, and even Jews who disagreed with terrorism, carried out or supported by large numbers of Zionist Jews in Palestine and abroad.
Suárez has uncovered documents in the British archives, many revealed here for the first time, which establish beyond doubt that far from being isolated incidents by rogue groups, the use of terror to acquire and keep Palestine for the Jews was deliberate, planned and sustained well into the early years of the Jewish state. It also casts new light on the continuing use of violence by Israel against the Palestinians.
Thomas Suárez is a London-based writer and musician. His previous works include Palestine Sixty Years Later, Early Mapping of the Pacific, and Early Mapping of Southeast Asia, this last work considered the standard text on the subject. A professional violinist, Suárez is a former faculty member of Palestine’s National Conservatory of Music.
Olive Branch Press
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