Israel Matters: Understand the Past, Look to the Future

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When you hear criticism of Israel, what do you think?

Do you feel compelled to respond?

Do you know the facts?

Whether or not you like to debate, you may want to learn the facts for yourself and form your own opinions. How did Israel's conflict with its neighbors start? What historical, political, and cultural factors continue to shape ...

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Overview

When you hear criticism of Israel, what do you think?

Do you feel compelled to respond?

Do you know the facts?

Whether or not you like to debate, you may want to learn the facts for yourself and form your own opinions. How did Israel's conflict with its neighbors start? What historical, political, and cultural factors continue to shape Israel today? Why is Israel important to America's interests?

Get the facts you need to sort out these complex questions, and discover how Israel matters to you.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874418583
  • Publisher: Behrman House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 830,332
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 A Vibrant Country 5

2 Jewish Land, Jewish Nation 21

3 The Birth of Two Religions 29

4 The Rise of Zionism 39

5 Carving Out a Homeland 51

6 Fighting for Independence 69

7 Building a New Country 79

8 The Challenge of Territory 93

9 A Bit of Peace, More Battles 105

10 Waging Peace 125

11 Balancing Peace and Security 137

12 Testing "Land for Peace" 153

13 Israel Looks to the Future 169

Act on It 183

Glossary 187

Timeline 197

Bibliography 203

Index 209

About the Author 216

Credits 216

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