Samson Essay

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samsonSamson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict by Obadiah Shoher This copy is free. Please email it to other people. You can buy a paper copy for $9.53 at www.lulu.com/content/673637 Leave a comment in our blog at www.samsonblinded.org/blog Copyright ©1998-2006 Obadiah Shoher Jerusalem, Israel www.SamsonBlinded.org Published by lulu.com ISBN: 978-1-84728-218-7 Cover design A.Christolyubov © All rights reserved 2 Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict Table of Contents Foreword to the Second Edition ........................................ 9 Foreword to the First Edition. On hate. ............................ 11 Theory .......................................................................... 13 Cruel measures are sometimes the kindest ................................... 18 Machiavelli: goodness and cruelty................................................ 19 Realism, not superficial morality.................................................. 23 No easy way out............................................................................ 24 Create a credible threat, act brutally ............................................. 26 Arab mentality and discontent ...................................................... 27 Peaceful relations with Arabs are possible ................................... 28 The other Arabs do not care about the Palestinians ...................... 28 Arab countries have no reason to make peace .............................. 29 Territory is not worth lives, but sometimes there is no choice ..... 30 Israel should restrict democracy ................................................... 32 No inherent right to a state, no inviolable state............................. 32 No historical right
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