Israel and the Quest for Permanence

Israel and the Quest for Permanence

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by Dan Perry, Alfred Ironside
     
 

This book takes the reader to the very soul of a nation in conflict. The first half traces the historical internal divisions, exploring the ways in which a nation of extraordinary, unifying purpose became a nation of such deeply divided aspirations. It begins with the Six Day War of 1967, an unprecedented and still unmatched moment in Israeli history. Also

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This book takes the reader to the very soul of a nation in conflict. The first half traces the historical internal divisions, exploring the ways in which a nation of extraordinary, unifying purpose became a nation of such deeply divided aspirations. It begins with the Six Day War of 1967, an unprecedented and still unmatched moment in Israeli history. Also chronicled is the cascading impact of the war, from the birth of the settlement movement in the late 1960s, to the era of "land for peace" under Yitzhak Rabin in the 1990s.

The second half of the book explores Israel's three deeply divisive internal issues—citizenship, race, and religion—and how, in its second half-century, the Jewish state must finally come to terms with enormous questions of nationhood. Not simply a story of emerging extremism, it is the story of how Israel's past is shaping its future.

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Catholic Library World
useful...sound in its presentation of the details of Israel's emergence as a modern state...highly recommended
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"highly readable...recommended"
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Perry spent four years covering Israel from Tel Aviv for Associated Press, and was previously a political reporter for an Israeli newspaper. He traces the historical internal divisions of the country, beginning with the Six Day War of 1967, and explores Israel's three deeply divisive internal issues<-->citizenship, race, and religion. He argues that the Jewish state must come to terms with enormous questions of nationhood. B&w photos were provided by the Israeli Government Press Office photograph archive. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786406456
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.12(h) x 0.45(d)

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