Fateful Triangle

The United States, Israel, and the Palestinians (Updated Edition)

By Noam Chomsky, Foreword by Edward W. Said

From its establishment to the present day, Israel has enjoyed a special position in the American roster of international friends. In Fateful Triangle Noam Chomsky explores the character and historical development of this special relationship.

About the author

Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Since 2003 he has written a monthly column for the New York Times syndicate. His recent books include Masters of Mankind and Hopes and Prospects. Haymarket Books recently released updated editions of twelve of his classic books.


“Fateful Triangle may be the most ambitious book ever attempted on the conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians viewed as centrally involving the United States. It is a dogged expose of human corruption, greed, and intellectual dishonesty. It is also a great and important book, which must be read by anyone concerned with public affairs.” —Edward Said, from the Preface

"A devastating collection of charges aimed at Israeli and American policies that affect the Palestinian Arabs negatively" —Library Journal

"A major, timely and devastating analysis of one of the great tragedies.” —Fred Halliday, Tribune

"Formidable." —The Jewish Quarterly

“One of the definitive works on the Israeli Palestinian conflict.” —Amy Goodman