Will Israel Survive?

Mitchell G. Bard

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

Since it first declared independence six decades ago, Israel has endured constant threats to its existence. Though the Palestinian conflict continues to hold the world's attention, it is in fact only one of the nation's long-term concerns. Aside from terrorists seeking to destroy it, Israel must contend with tensions between secular and religious Jews, the demographic challenges posed by a quickly growing Arab population, internal political divisions, and disputes over the water sources that are critical to its survival. In the face of these many challenges, the country's future can seem precarious indeed.


Praise for Will Israel Survive?

"Fearlessly dives into the question that should be most important to all of Israel’s supporters…fact-based conclusions, all in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand book…It’s an admirable achievement, and it’s a book anyone who cares about Israel’s survival should read."--Atlanta Jewish Times online

"A concise, straightforward and entertaining read for those interested in the future of the tiny and embattled Jewish state."--Jewish Herald Voice online

"Discussion of Israel in the media is 'very simplistic, misleading, and often inaccurate,' said Middle East expert and author Mitchell Bard... His new book, Will Israel Survive?, is a response to that misleading media coverage."--CNSNews.com

"Bard is one of the most effective and tireless defendants of Israel. His perceptive answers to the question 'Will Israel survive?' must be read by all who care about the survival of the Jewish state and peace between Israel and the Arab and Muslim world."
--Alan Dershowitz, author of The Case for Israel
"An impressive and timely study of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the existential challenges Israel faces."
--David Harris, Executive Director, American Jewish Committee

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  • Mitchell G. Bard

  • Mitchell G. Bard is a former editor of The Near East Report, the pre-eminent newsletter on US Middle East policy. He is Executive Director of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise and the director of the Jewish Virtual Library. He has written and edited 17 nonfiction books, including The Complete History of the Holocaust and Myths and Facts: A Guide to the Arab-Israeli Conflict. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
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Will Israel Survive?

Mitchell G. Bard