As an act of opposition to the Durban III Conference scheduled this September 21 in New York City, as well as the impending UN General Assembly vote on the Palestinian proposal to seek a “Unilateral Declaration of Independence,” the Center for Security Policy Press has released the inaugural publication of its new archival series: a reprint of Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel (Fourth Edition), by David G. Littman. The publication commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the book’s original publication in September 1971, and is based on the Third 1976 edition.
Arab Theologians on Jews and Israel was originally published in 1971 by “D.F. Green” and has enjoyed three previous printings in English, two in French and one in German, and a circulation of over 80,000 to date. With the 2011 reprint of the Fourth Edition of this book, it is revealed officially in the preface that “D.F. Green” was, in fact, the pseudonym of historian David G. Littman and his co-author Professor Yehoshafat Harkabi of the Hebrew University.
The book contains excerpts from speeches given at the Fourth Conference of the Academy of Islamic Research in 1968, which was convened in Cairo to discuss the fundamentals of the Middle East conflict, a year after the Six-Day War between Israel and her neighbors, which resulted in a decisive Israeli victory. In addition to excerpts from speeches by high officials, excerpts from eighteen papers presented at the conference are included, as well as the recommendations and names of participants. At the end, there are additional extracts from revealing statements by Anwar El Sadat in 1953, 1972 and 1975 and from Anis Mansour (1972–1975).