First edition of Terrorism: How The West Can Win, inscribed by Benjamin Netanyahu to New York Times columnist, William Safire.
Octavo, xv, 254pp. Red hardcover, blue cloth spine, title stamped in gilt on spine. Stated “first edition, 1986” on copyright page. Some foxing along top edge of text block. In publishers near fine dust jacket, light shelfwear, a fine example. Signed on the half title: “To Bill Safire, Fondly, Benjamin Netanyahu. 4-8-86.” Includes a letter from Netanyahu to Safire, on United Nations stationery: “April 8, 1986. Dear Bill, Here is a new book on terrorism I’ve edited. I hope it makes a difference. Best, Ben.”
New York Times columnist and presidential speechwriter, William Safire, was a lifelong advocate for Israel. Israeli Prime Ministers’ frequently used his columns to convey messages to Washington, while Safire used the column to support the Israeli cause. When this book was published, Benjamin Netanyahu was serving as the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, going on to serve as the Chairman of Likud and then Prime Minister.