This is the second volume in the series, ZIONISM: The Real Enemy of the Jews, a monumental history of Zionism and the Israel-Palestine conflict by a seasoned reporter who interviewed and was in the good graces of the major players on all sides. Alan Hart has given an honest expression of the needs, motives and dilemmas faced by all parties.

David Becomes Goliath reveals in well-documented detail starting from 1948 how the assertion that Israel has lived in constant danger of annihilation, of the “driving into the sea” of its Jews, is little more than Zionist propaganda. What really was the case, after Israel unilaterally declared itself to be in existence, was that the Arab armies did not have the ability—neither the numbers nor the weapons—to defeat Israel’s forces. Despite some stupid Arab rhetoric to the contrary—a propaganda gift for Zionism of which it has made extensive and ongoing use—the Arab regimes had no intention of even trying to destroy Israel.

“I hope that all who are concerned about the troubles of the Middle East will read this book. It is immensely readable and a magnificent piece of work which reflects Alan Hart’s close relationship with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. We are in terrible trouble in the Middle East. The book explains how we got here and how we could move forward.”  CLARE SHORT, MP-UK and International Development Secretary in Tony Blair’s government until her resignation over Iraq


ALAN HART (deceased 2017) was a former ITN and BBC Panorama foreign correspondent with a vast first-hand knowledge of the conflict in and over Palestine that became Israel. His first book Arafat, Terrorist or Peacemaker? was published by Sidgwick & Jackson in 1984 and subsequently in several updated editions over a decade, in America by Indiana University Press as ARAFAT. In the early 1970s, his independent production company produced the first ever and to date only documentary on the true dimensions of global poverty and its implications for all. The film, Five Minutes To Midnight, had its world premiere at the opening of the 7th Special Session of the UN General Assembly (called to discuss the need for a New World Economic Order), was shown on television in many Western countries, was versioned for schools and became a standard work of reference. For that effort Alan was credited with having played a leading role in getting the North-South issue on to the agenda for political and public debate.