Book Review: ‘The Rise of Nuclear Iran’

Mar 27, 2010 No Comments by

My Book Review will search my personal library for publications I have found to be of value.

During the five years I lived and worked in Jerusalem, I had regular contact with Ambassador Dore Gold and the Jerusalem Centre of Public Affairs (JCPA)

This book details his concerns about a Nuclear Iran, a topic which seems to concern everyone except the US administration.

I believe it is still available from

The Rise of Nuclear Iran – How Tehran Defies the West

Diplomatic engagement with Iran, Dore Gold, Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations and author of the New York Times bestseller Hatred’s Kingdom warns, has never worked. Iran has pursued its nuclear ambitions at first in secret and then in defiance of the United Nations and Western protests–and it will not be stopped by Western diplomats waving olive branches and offering promises of aid or threats of sanctions.

In The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, you’ll learn:

  • Why a nuclear Iran could lead to a “terrorist bomb”
  • Why the Arab world, as much as Israel, fears a nuclear Iran
  • How Iran takes advant age of Western diplomacy
  • The radical theology of the current Iranian regime–and its apocalyptic goals
  • Iran’s not-so-secret hegemonic aspirations for the Middle East, Islam, and even the rest of the world

Alarming and compelling, The Rise of Nuclear Iran: How Tehran Defies the West, confronts us with the most important foreign policy question of our time: will Iran be allowed to become a nuclear power–and at what cost?

About Dore Gold

Ambassador Dore Gold is President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. He was the eleventh Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations (1997-1999). Previously he served as Foreign Policy Advisor to the former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu. He has served as an advisor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who asked him to accompany his entourage to Washington and the 2003 Aqaba Summit with President George W. Bush.

Ambassador Gold was a member of the Israeli delegation at the 1998 Wye River negotiations between Israel and the PLO, outside of Washington. He negotiated the Note for the Record, which supplemented the 1997 Hebron Protocol, and in 1996 concluded the negotiations with the U.S., Lebanon, Syria, and France for the creation of the Monitoring Group for Southern Lebanon. In 1991, he served as an advisor to the Israeli delegation to the Madrid Peace Conference. From 1985 to 1996 he was a senior research associate at the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University, where he was Director of the U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy Project. Dr. Gold received his BA (’75), MA (’76), and PhD (’84) from Columbia University.

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About the author

Ron Ross worked as the first Sports Editor at WINTV. In Wollongong. He ran The Hamburger Hut an outreach and discipleship program for youth. He served with Youth With a Mission in Hawaii, Philippines and Australia. He was senior pastor of the Noosa Baptist Church, Queensland for 9 years. He reported news from Jerusalem for five years and is now the Middle East correspondent for United Christian Broadcasters and travels regularly preaching and teaching.
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