ISBN-10:
0230619983
ISBN-13:
9780230619982
Pub. Date:
10/14/2010
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism / Edition 1

Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism / Edition 1

by M. Alam
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Overview

This book discusses the small band of European Zionists, whoentered the world stage in late 19th century, determined to create a Jewish state and considershow,at that time in Europe, Jewish-Gentile frictions were local problems, whilsttoday in Israel they have come to form the pivot of global conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780230619982
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 10/14/2010
Edition description: 2009
Pages: 274
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

M. SHAHID ALAMis Professor of Economics at Northeastern University, USA.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

I Israeli Exceptionalism 1

1 Varieries of Exceptionalism 3

2 Sources of Exceptionalism 17

II The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism 23

3 A Violent History 25

4 Zionism in Nuce 31

5 The Arabs Hate Us 39

6 A Secular Messianism 47

7 A People Without a Land 61

8 A Land Without a People 71

9 Jewish Factors in Zionist Success 81

10 A Surfeit of Mother Countries 95

11 British Interests and Zionism 103

12 Anti-Semitism and Zionism 117

13 Christian Zionism 129

14 A Summing Up 137

III Growing a Special Relationship 145

15 Before the Special Relationship 147

16 From Liability to Asset 163

17 Provoking Arab Hostility 173

18 The June War: Aftermath 183

19 The Lobby Gains Clout 191

20 A Summing Up 213

Notes 221

Bibliography 251

Index 265

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