The Settlers: And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism by Gadi Taub | 9780300141016 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
The Settlers: And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism

The Settlers: And the Struggle over the Meaning of Zionism

by Gadi Taub
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300141017

ISBN-13: 9780300141016

Pub. Date: 08/31/2010

Publisher: Yale University Press

The controversy over settlements in the occupied territories is a far more intractable problem for Israel than is widely perceived, Gadi Taub observes in this illuminating book. The clash over settlement is no mere policy disagreement, he maintains, but rather a struggle over the very meaning of Zionism. The book presents an absorbing study of religious

Overview

The controversy over settlements in the occupied territories is a far more intractable problem for Israel than is widely perceived, Gadi Taub observes in this illuminating book. The clash over settlement is no mere policy disagreement, he maintains, but rather a struggle over the very meaning of Zionism. The book presents an absorbing study of religious settlers’ ideology and how it has evolved in response to Israel’s history of wars, peace efforts, assassination, the pull-out from Gaza, and other tumultuous events.

Taub tracks the efforts of religious settlers to reconcile with mainstream Zionism but concludes that the project cannot succeed. A new Zionist consensus recognizes that Israel must pull out of the occupied territories or face an unacceptable alternative: the dissolution of Israel into a binational state with a Jewish minority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300141016
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/31/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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