'Perfidious America': Behind Netanyahu's hostility to Kerry
Behind the hyperbole and fury of Israel's right, including its prime minister, against the U.S. secretary of state, lies a basic belief in the serial treachery of superpowers towards Zionism.
In the last years of the British Mandate, Amos Oz's father wrote English-language leaflets for the rightist Irgun underground denouncing "Perfidious Albion" - that is, back-stabbing Britain. So the novelist recalls in his memoir, A Tale of Love and Darkness. Oz's father hadn't invented the epithet; he was using the standard melodramatic term of the Irgun and of the right-wing Revisionist Zionist...
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