THE UNSPOKEN ALLIANCE, Israel's secret relationship with apartheid South Africa

: Polakow-Suransky (S.)

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324pp., paperback, First SA EditionJohannesburg, 2010


First published in the USA.

"Many would prefer to bury and forget Israel's military and nuclear relationship with apartheid South Africa at its most racist and brutal, but this important book sets out how deep and compromising that friendship was. It is a rollicking tale of spies, hunting trips and two-faced politicians, and a head-on challenge to anyone concerned with the place of morality in international politics." Anton Harber

"In this path-breaking book Sasha Polakow-Suransky traces the evolution of the alliance between Israel and apartheid South Africa from its murky beginning to its inglorious end following the transition to majority rule. The book is based on the most meticulous archival research supplemented by remarkably revealing interviews with decision-makers in several countries. It is a wise, elegantly written, and strikingly fair-minded book which deserves the widest possible readership." Avi Shlaim, Professor of International Relations, Oxford University

Sasha Polakow-Suransky is an editor at The New York Times op-ed page. He was a senior editor at Foreign Affairs from 2007 to 2011. His writing has appeared in The American Prospect, The Boston Globe, The International Herald Tribune, The New Republic, and Newsweek. He lives in Brooklyn.