"These three wide-ranging, highly readable,and extremely
well-informed volumes are a real gem that should be read
by every politically- and historically minded seeker of truth,
justice, and enduring peace in historical Palestine."
Journal of Palestine Studies (JPS 165), 2012
“In this extraordinary book, Alan Hart has succeeded in elucidating for us
the immediate and long term dangers involved in the unconditional
Western support for Zionism and its oppressive policies against the
Palestinians. The author provides us with a chilling exposure of how this
embrace developed and continues to endanger the Jewish existence and
fuels the anti-Semitism that refuses to disappear. Motivated by a genuine
concern for peace in Israel and Palestine and beyond in the world at large,
Alan Hart has written not only a strong indictment of Zionism, based on
both research and personal experience, but also provided us with a
charter for a better future.”
Leading Israeli revisionist historican, author of The Ethnic Cleansing of
"I hope that all who are concerned about the troubles of the Middle East
will read this book. It is immensely readable and a magnificent piece of
work which reflects Alan Hart’s close relationship with Israeli and
Palestinian leaders. We are in terrible trouble in the Middle East. The book
explains how we got here and how we could move forward. The tragedy is
hurting Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world. All who wish to
engage in finding a way forward will be helped by reading this book."
CLARE SHORT, MP-UK and International Development Secretary in Tony
Blair's government until her resignation over Iraq
"Alan Hart's new books about Zionism and about the Israeli-Palestinian,
Israeli-Arab, and now the Israeli-Muslim conflicts are, taken together,
remarkably important and timely. His unique experiences and personal
relationships make it possible for him to connect, and maybe even more
notably to correct, the historical dots in a uniquely comprehensive way.
Doing so as a seasoned journalist as well as a passionate advocate of true
peace and real justice makes Hart's trilogy of books covering 1948 to the
present nothing less than extraordinary. Taken together they represent a
monumental accomplishment of epic proportions. If only responsible
government officials around the world, especially in Washington, would
read and ponder these books, take profound note of Hart's conclusions,
and even at this very late date act before it is completely too late.."
- Mark Bruzonsky
World Jewish Congress, first Washington Representative
Hart’s readable account of history, his obviously erudite analysis and his
ability in bringing the factual conflict to life on the page ensures the
reader's interest is unwavering throughout. His passion and empathy with
both sides is apparent. For the Jews, the ‘unspeakable fear’ of another
Holocaust due to Zionist manipulation and tyranny; and for the Arabs and
Muslims, the anger and humiliation they are feeling every day that
Palestine is being torn apart.
Samira Quraishy, researcher, Islamic Human Rights Commission
"Alan Hart in his chillingly revealing and very readable account of the
intrigues of the Zionist political development has made a tremendously
valuable contribution ."
RABBI AHRON COHEN
"These two volumes are a vital exposition of Zionist history and its
interface with diplomacy and the Israel-Arab conflict, up until the
assassination of President Kennedy. Alan Hart promises another volume,
perhaps two, and one looks forward to their publication.... an essential
understanding of what happened in the struggle for Israel-Palestine and of
the role of Zionism in this sad story."
REUEL AMDUR, The Canadian Charger, January 27, 2010
"The scope is immense, but leavened by Hart's conversational writing
style and his years of personal experiences and insider observations.
Even the most obsessive readers on this topic will learn much in its
pages. At a book promotion gathering in a home in Brooklyn in June, Hart
said he wrote with two goals in mind: to contribute to justice for the
Palestinians and to stop anti-Semitism. Hart is in earnest about the
JANE ADAS, Americans for Middle East Understanding, Sept-October, 2010