I was both humbled and thrilled when author Victor Sharpe asked me to write the Introduction to the fourth book in a series he has written, titled Politicide: The attempted murder of the Jewish state. Victor explains that the word politicide was coined by the late great Israeli statesman, Abba Eban, to describe the murder of a sovereign, independent state; namely the State of Israel.
The title really says it all, and Victor, a passionate student of Jewish history––as well as a prolific writer on contemporary Jewish issues––has described in painful detail the annihilating attacks upon the ancient Jewish homeland by the Assyrian, Babylonian, Greek and Roman empires (which no longer exist).
He also describes the inexpressible suffering endured by the stateless Jews throughout their 2,000 years of exile, including during the Crusades, the Inquisition, the cruel expulsion of Jews from various countries including England, Spain and Portugal, the bleak pogroms in Poland and Russia and to the worst crime in human history; the genocide of six-million Jews in Hitler’s German-occupied Europe during the 1940s.
Happily, the illustrious history of Jewish life is also included, from its beginning with Abraham the first Jew, whom we call the Holy Convert, who left his idol-making father after discovering the existence of the one and only God and thus establishing monotheism for the entire world, but also for becoming––with Isaac, Jacob and their wives––the patriarchs and matriarchs of the Jewish People in the eternal land God brought them to: The Land of Israel.
And finally, the story of the 14-million Jews who now exist (in a world of eight-and-a-half billion people), half of them in the miraculous and flourishing State of Israel.
In short, this is a terrific, illuminating, important book that I hope you’ll buy, read, cherish and tell all your friends about.
You can buy the book by clicking on this link.
You can also buy the previous three volumes of Victor’s Politicide series by clicking here.
Victor Sharpe is a freelance writer with many published articles and essays in leading national and international conservative websites and magazines.
Born and educated in England, he is now a U.S. citizen and lives in the Pacific Northwest.
He has been a broadcaster and has authored several books including a collection of short stories under the title The Blue Hour.
His highly acclaimed two-volume set of in-depth studies on the threats from resurgent Islam to Israel and Judeo-Christian civilization is titled Politicide.
When not writing, he is also an accomplished Jazz musician and performer.