Prior to his election as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu built a store-house of writings and interviews outlining his vision of Israel's place in the Middle East and the world. Valuable clues within them make it possible to establish the general pattern of Netanyahu's political thought, including his level of morale, determination, areas of focus, and philosophy of action. Working from the existing record, the author addresses Netanyahu's historical assumptions and worldview; his political program toward the Palestinians, Syria, and other Arabs; and his attitude toward Israel's future dimensions and Arab-Israeli relations. Netanyahu's personal and political commitment to his long-held objectives and the unlikelihood of his deviation from these principles are discussed.
- Copyright 1996 Institute for Palestine Studies