Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel

Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel

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by Israel Shahak, Norton Mezvinsky, Norton Mezvinsky
     
 

Could Jewish fundamentalism derail the peace process, plunging Israel into civil war? In this controversial book, acclaimed Israeli writer Israel Shahak and American scholar Norton Mezvinsky explore the consequences of the fundamentalist belief that people of Jewish faith are special before God, a belief the fundamentalists passionately defend.The authors consider the… See more details below

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Could Jewish fundamentalism derail the peace process, plunging Israel into civil war? In this controversial book, acclaimed Israeli writer Israel Shahak and American scholar Norton Mezvinsky explore the consequences of the fundamentalist belief that people of Jewish faith are special before God, a belief the fundamentalists passionately defend.The authors consider the consequences of this belief in the light of the considerable political influence and power of Jewish Fundamentalism. They make a clear distinction between the fundamentalist ideology of Israel�s Ashkenazi Jews and that of the Sephardic Jews. The growing impact of these two movements on Israel, at both the political and grassroots levels, is also examined. Shahak and Mezvinsky argue that Israeli Jewish fundamentalism is closely associated with a new form of national religious messianism. Rising from the 1967 settling of the conquered territories, this growing trend vehemently opposes the peace process. The authors conclude by analyzing the possibilities for civil war in Israel between religious fundamentalists and secularists.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745312767
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
16
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Glossary
Introduction1
1Jewish Fundamentalism Within Jewish Society5
2The Rise of the Haredim in Israel23
3The Two Main Haredi Groups44
4The National Religious Party and the Religious Settlers55
5The Nature of Gush Emunim Settlements78
6The Real Significance of Baruch Goldstein96
7The Religious Background of Rabin's Assassination113
Note on Bibliography and Related Matters150
Notes164
Index169

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