First Started: April 14, 2002 -- Last Updated: June 8, 2003
THIS WEBSITE IS DEDICATED
To Christians, Jews, Muslims and Non-Believers, living and dead, who have had not only the courage to place their concern for mankind above their allegiance to any group or sect but also the willingness to do battle in behalf of this conviction. Alfred M. Lilienthal
Alfred M. Lilienthal -- Palestinian Children
Dr. Alfred M. Lilienthal: historian, journalist, and lecturer.
Lilienthal was born in 1913 in New York City. He is a graduate of Cornell University and Columbia Law School. As an American of Jewish faith, he first became interested in the Middle East while in the U.S. military and stationed in Egypt during World War II. He later served with the Department of State and as a consultant to the American delegation at the organizing meeting of the United Nations in San Francisco. In 1949, his article, "Israel's Flag Is Not Mine,"published in the Reader's Digest, caused great controversy because of its anti-Zionist position.
Despite condemnation from many influential quarters, Lilienthal has remained in the forefront of the struggle for a balanced U.S. policy not dictated by favoritism toward Israel. He traveled over 25 times to the Middle East for firsthand investigation of events and authored several books including The Zionist Connection that was described by Foreign Affairs journal as "his culminating masterwork." He continues today, after over a half century of effort, to defend the Palestinian people and to call repeatedly for an independent State of Palestine.
Author of :
What Price Israel?
Online Selections From
What Price Israel?
50th Anniversary Edition 1953 -- 2003
With New Introduction and Appendix
Will Be Released Soon
There Goes The Middle East
The Other Side of the Coin
The Zionist Connection I & II
Book Review of The Zionist Connection II
Washington Report On Middle East Affairs
By Grace Halsell -- November 14, 1983
Online Selections From
Zionist Connection II
Introduction and four complete chapters
from the book can be read here.
Lilienthal Historical Photo Album
Middle East -- 1950s to 2003
Nasser, King Hussein, Mubarak, Arafat,
King Saud, Adlai Stevenson,
Peace Accords at White House 1993,
Palestinian Ship of Return 1988,
Christian Mayor of Bethlehem
Elias Freij and author Donald Neff 1984,
Israeli Peace Activist
Jeff Halper 2002,
"Jews for Peace in Palestine and Israel"
Founder Joshua Ruebner 2002
Eyewitness photos of Intifada 1988
More to be added soon.
Greater Israel -- What Does It Really Mean?
Why do many Arabs and Muslims suspect
America's war on Iraq was for Israel?
President George W. Bush's war speech
February 26, 2003
at the American Enterprise Institute
(Ideological home of Zionist-Sharonist
promoters such as Richard Perle)
Who in the U.S. is behind the war on Iraq?
Transcript of Bush's speech, plus links with details on the specific 20 war-mongering members of the American Enterprise Institute in the Bush administration. Also read a related recent article on what our government and media have not been telling us about the real reasons behind our conflict with Arabs and other Muslims. Here are details from the point of view of their concerns about Zionist influence on American foreign policy in the Middle East for over a half century:
The Real Reason They Hate Us
EXAMPLES: Zionism, terror, Palestine, Arafat, peace,
Read Articles by Dr. Lilienthal Now
Why The Rise In Anti-Semitism In Europe?
October 27, 2002
Showdown Between Sharon and Arafat
September 23, 2002
An Open Letter To Arafat
July 4, 2002
What Price Middle East Peace?
Article from 1992 reissued in 2002!
[Ed. Note: This is an address given by Dr. Lilienthal, an ardent advocate of a two-state solution, Israel and Palestine, on April 23, 1992 at the University Club, in Washington, D.C. -- that is just about 10 years ago. What's fascinating about his lecture is its relevance in 2002. It could be given today; only the figures would change. More settlements, more killings and destruction, more "revenge" and "retaliation," etc.; but the story and its narrative, even the actors, are frozen in time. Read this address. There is no better reminder and clearer explanation of what can only be defined as a path into self-oblivion. And yet, we all know it could be different...if reason prevailed.] Gilles d’Aymery at Swans
Older Articles -- 1949-1999
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Detailed listings online of the following--
Alfred M. Lilienthal Papers, 1936-1997
Lilienthal, Alfred M.
Number of containers: 167 ms. boxes, 2 cu. ft. boxes,
9 oversize boxes, 1 card file box, 189 envelopes,
2 motion picture film reels
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Speeches and writings, correspondence, notes, memoranda,
press releases, serial issues, conference papers, interviews,
studies, clippings, other printed matter, photographs,
and sound recordings, relating to the Middle East,
Arab-Israeli relations, and American foreign policy in the region.
Collection also available on microfilm (154 reels).
Click on various categories under Container List
for specifics of photos and correspondence with many
Arab/Jewish/American leaders of the time.
Check back in June-September 2003 for the
development of our Research Center here at this
site with hundreds of rare documents and unique
photos from the Lilienthal Collection.
NOTE: Other material on websites reached through these specific links
below may contain some viewpoints that are not shared by Dr. Lilienthal.
New Article by Daughter of King Saud
"King Saud and the Issue of Palestine"
Read at Historical Background link above.
Middle East Peace Dove
Background Music for this page:
The Impossible Dream
from "Man of La Mancha"
Former Congressman Paul Findley has written in
THEY DARE TO SPEAK OUT:
People and Institutions Confront Israel's Lobby
For all his longstanding and vigorous endeavors for the peaceful reconciliation of Jews and Arabs, Lilienthal remains a lonely figure, often shunned in the United States, even by those whose banner he carries the highest.
Lilienthal says some people kid him as being the "Man from LaMancha." And true to the characterization, he frequently brings audiences to their feet by quoting from the song which had Quixote "reaching for the unreachable stars."
Click here to hear part of the lyrics:
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