excerpts from the book
Israeli Foreign Policy
by Jane Hunter
South End Press, 1987
" Throughout the years of untrammeled
slaughter that left at least 45,000 dead, and, by early 1983,
one million in internal exile - mostly indigenous Mayan Indians,
who comprise a majority of Guatemala's eight million people -
and thousands more in exile abroad, Israel stood by the Guatemalan
military. Three successive military governments and three brutal
and sweeping campaigns against the Mayan population, described
by a U.S. diplomat as Guatemala's "genocide against the Indians,"
had the benefit of Israeli techniques and experience, as well
as hardware. "
Secrets and Lies