Recent historic breakthroughs have introduced new hope for peace in the Middle East. Following the lead of the first two Arab League countries who entered into peace agreements with Israel – Egypt in 1979 and Jordan in 1994 – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan, and Morocco each did so in 2020.
Time will tell if the dove of peace will touch down in the hearts and minds of the Arab people across the region and whether or not these winds of change will result in a further departure from the century-old Arab League mandates of hatred against Israel. The fact remains that since the emergence of the modern Zionist movement in the nineteenth century, the idea of the re-establishment of the Jewish national home in its ancient land has been under assault.
The Bloody Price of Freedom traces the battle the democratic State of Israel has faced for its existence since its legally sanctioned establishment in 1948. The book analyzes the insidious attacks; maligning worldwide propaganda; economic, academic, and other boycotts; as well as the misapplication of international law in the United Nations and elsewhere that have been leveraged against Israel. A special section on the International Court of Justice’s 2004 nonbinding advisory opinion on the construction of Israel’s terrorism-prevention security fence includes detailed illustrative maps.
This meticulously documented volume is essential reading for anyone interested in standing against the demonization of Israel and antisemitic attacks upon the Jewish people.
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The Bloody Price of Freedom
Richard D. Heideman is a highly acclaimed attorney in Washington, DC, who represents American victims of terror and their families. He has been passionately involved in Holocaust-era assets litigation and has submitted amicus filings in support of Israel and the Jewish people at the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the Polish Constitutional Tribunal, and the US Supreme Court.
Richard’s communal leadership has included serving as President of B’nai B’rith International, Chair of the Institute for Law and Policy at the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, Chair of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Lawyers Committee, and currently as President of the American Zionist Movement.
His expertise has been widely recognized; he has been invited to testify before the US Congress. Richard cochairs the Israel Forever Foundation with his wife Phyllis and is proud to work closely in the pursuit of justice with their three daughters, Stefanie, Elana, and Ariana.