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Review: Jonathan Spyer’s The Transforming Fire: The Best Book on Israel in Thirty Years

Barry Rubin- 05/01/2011 In my opinion, this is probably the best book on Israel to be published in 30 years. But it is even more than that, since it is also the story of the rise of revolutionary Islamism–and the … Continue reading

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Review: The Transforming Fire The Rise Of The Israel-Islamist Conflict

By Steve McDonald The Transforming Fire The Rise Of The Israel-Islamist Conflict By Jonathan Spyer Continuum 2010, 240 pp. NBC correspondent Martin Fletcher was bang on when he recently wrote that “Israel has to be the most analyzed yet least … Continue reading

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Review: New Cold War in Middle East

Seth Mandel, February 2, 2011 THE TRANSFORMING FIRE: THE RISE OF THE ISRAEL- ISLAMIST CONFLICT By Jonathan Spyer Continuum, $29.95, 240 pages How can a society remain perpetually ready for war yet uncorrupted by the readiness? It is a question … Continue reading

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Review:Under Fire

January 5, 2011 BY Sol Stern The second Lebanon war in the summer of 2006 forced Israelis to come to grips with the definitive end of the Oslo era and the shattering of two fundamental assumptions about the nature of … Continue reading

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Review: Israel’s Stand Against Islamism Holds

January 5, 2011 – by P. David Hornik In his new book, The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict, Jonathan Spyer maintains that what was once called the Arab-Israeli conflict has evolved into something with a different coloration, … Continue reading

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Review: How Islamism—With Iran at its Center and Flanked by the Global Left–Can Be Defeated

Posted By Seth Mandel On December 22, 2010 @ 3:00 pm In Feature,News | 2 Comments One night in August 2006, Jonathan Spyer’s unit in the Israel Defense Forces prepared to head into South Lebanon to reinforce their fellow soldiers … Continue reading

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Review: Conflict transforms both Israel and Foes

Review: The Transforming Fire: The Rise of the Israel-Islamist Conflict, by Jonathan Spyer. Continuum International Publishing Group, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4411-6663-0. By Vic Rosenthal I read a lot of books and articles about the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict, but … Continue reading

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Review of ‘The Transforming Fire’ by Sol Stern

The second Lebanon war in the summer of 2006 forced Israelis to come to grips with the definitive end of the Oslo era and the shattering of two fundamental assumptions about the nature of their conflict with the Palestinians. The … Continue reading

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The Transforming Fire

The Transforming Fire sets out to explain how the rise of Islamism is changing the nature of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Imprint: Continuum Pub. date: 18 Nov 2010 ISBN: 9781441166630 240 Pages, hardcover World rights Translation … Continue reading

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