A politically and historically correct book written by an Arab professor who is a specialist in International Relations. The book dispels the common Western fairy tales about the imperialist West and Israel. It also corrects the Western distortion about the Arabs and their history. It sets the record straight about Arab contribution to Western and world civilizations; Arab legitimate grievances against Israel and the imperialist West; and the Arabs’ continuous struggle to be free from Western and Israeli domination in order to be the masters of their own fate.
Written in a lucid and informative fashion, the book covers some of the most important historical, cultural, scientific, religious, political, and military interactions between the Arabs and the West since ancient times. Its 302 pages contain 11 chapters with an introduction (chapter 1), epilogue (chapter 11), index, and bibliography.
The book is divided into two main parts. Part one contains 3 chapters that deal with the various scientific and religious contributions that the Arabs and their Semitic ancestors made available to the West. These include: the contributions of the ancient civilizations of the Fertile Crescent to ancient Greece and Rome (chapter 2); the contributions of the three Semitic religions to the West and to the rest of the world (chapter 3); and the various contributions of Arab civilization to the European Renaissance (chapter 4).
Part two contains 6 chapters that deal with various brutal atrocities inflicted by the imperialist West on the Arabs during the entire second millennium. These include: the Crusades (chapter 5); the colonization and dismemberment of the Arab nation (chapter 6); the installment and protection of Arab puppet regimes (chapter 7); the theft of Palestine by Western Zionists at the tragic expense of its native Arabs (chapter 8); Israeli wars against the Arabs since 1948 (chapter 9); and US imperialist hegemony over the Arab world as well its wars on Libya and Iraq (chapter 10).