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Publishers WeeklyReaders attracted to this book by its title may be disappointed because they need to plow through four of its six chapters before reaching the titular emphasis on the Jews. The lengthy background run-up includes ponderous discussions of emerging new powers; globalization; Islam; and new risks to world security. These crucial developments are examined as special challenges to the United States, Israel, and diaspora Jews. Having set the stage, author Eizenstat focuses on threats to Israel and to the United States-Israel relationship, concluding with a section entitled "Final Thoughts." He strongly advocates a two-state solution to the problem of the Israelis and the Palestinians, not exactly a new idea. More creativity might have been expected from Eizenstat's current service as head of international practice for a prominent Washington law firm as well as his rich governmental experience in the Carter White House; as Ambassador to the European Union; as Under Secretary of State; and as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.
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