Member of Knesset Z.B. Begin reflects, in his articles and lectures, the mainstream political thought of the Likud Party. He analyses the basic factors relevant to the Israeli position in the Middle East. This can provide angles that run contrary to 'common wisdom', which has failed time and again to understand the intricacies of the Middle East, its violent volatility and its ever-present dangers. This collection of articles may present a fresh outlook of Israel vis-a-vis its Arab neighbours, and may also provide some new tools for the analysis of the political process in the Middle East in the wake of the demise of the USSR.