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

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

by Bernard Avishai
     
 

Political economist Bernard Avishai has been thinking and writing about Israel since going there to volunteer during the 1967 War, most notably in his first and much-acclaimed book The Tragedy of Zionism. Now he returns to the topic in a passionate, incisive argument that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful

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Political economist Bernard Avishai has been thinking and writing about Israel since going there to volunteer during the 1967 War, most notably in his first and much-acclaimed book The Tragedy of Zionism. Now he returns to the topic in a passionate, incisive argument that the country must become a more complete democracy if it has any chance for a peaceful future. He exposes the connection between Israel’s democratic crisis and the other problems besetting the nation—the expansion of settlements, the alienation of Israeli Arabs, and the exploding ultra-Orthodox population. He also makes an intriguing case for Israel’s new international businesses as forces that can change the country 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. In cutting through the inflammatory arguments of partisans on all sides, Avishai offers something even more important than his pragmatic solutions: He offers hope.

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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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