The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace at Last
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The Hebrew Republic: How Secular Democracy and Global Enterprise Will Bring Israel Peace at Last

by Bernard Avishai
     
 

ISBN-10: 0151014523

ISBN-13: 9780151014521

Pub. Date: 04/21/2008

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Political economist Bernard Avishai has been writing and thinking about Israel since moving there to volunteer during the 1967 War. now he synthesizes his years of study and searching into a short, urgent polemic that posits that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful future. He explores the connection between

Overview

Political economist Bernard Avishai has been writing and thinking about Israel since moving there to volunteer during the 1967 War. now he synthesizes his years of study and searching into a short, urgent polemic that posits that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful future. He explores the connection between Israel’s democratic crisis and the problems besetting the nation—the expansion of settlements, the alienation of Israeli Arabs, and the exploding ultraorthodox population. He also makes an intriguing case for Israel’s new global enterprises to change the country’s future for the better.

With every year, peace in Israel seems to recede further into the distance, while Israeli arts and businesses advance. This contradiction cannot endure much longer. But in cutting through the inflammatory arguments of partisans on all sides, Avishai offers something even more enticing than pragmatic solutions—he offers hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780151014521
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
The Situation     1
Jewish and Democratic     15
Basic Laws     23
West Bank Settler     59
"A Spade to Dig With"     85
The Decline-and Rise-of the Hebrew Republic     119
The Center's Liberal Demography     128
The Business of Integration     169
Hebrew Revolution     212
Conclusion: Closing the Circle     244
Acknowledgments     269
A Note on Transliteration     273
Endnotes     275
Index     281

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