Fateful Triangle, The
by Chomsky, Noam
First published in 1983, Fateful Triangle is a comprehensive indictment of what Noam Chomsky calls the “disgraceful and extremely dangerous” policy the United States has enacted towards Israel, particularly with regard to Israel’s actions with regard to the Palestinians. Supporters of Israel must wilfully overlook or deny that nation’s long history of human rights violations and military aggression, Chomsky writes, and they will continue to do so as long as Israel is strategically useful towards “the US aim of eliminating possible threats, largely indigenous, to American domination of the Middle East region”. In the course of elaborating his argument, Chomsky cuts through the myths and distortions that appear in mainstream media accounts; the damning facts that he so systematically assembles portray a government more brutally and overtly racist, perhaps, than even apartheid-era South Africa.