The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States

The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States

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Overview

In The Future of the Jews, Stuart E. Eizenstat, a senior diplomat of international reputation, surveys the major geopolitical, economic, and security challenges facing the world in general, and the Jewish world and the United States in particular. These forces include the shift of power and influence from the United States and Europe to the emerging powers in Asia and Latin America; globalization and the new information age; the battle for the direction of the Muslim world; nontraditional security threats; changing demographics, which pose a particular challenge for Jews worldwide and the rise of a new anti-Semitism that seeks to delegitimize Israel as a Jewish state. He also discusses the enduring nature of and challenges to the strategic alliance between the United States and Israel. In an extensive new foreword to the paper edition, Eizenstat addresses crucial developments affecting the Jewish people since the book first appeared in 2012, including increasing tensions in the Middle East, the digital revolution and NSA revelations, declining optimism on the Arab Spring, the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the revival of anti-Semitism. In addition, he reflects on the changing identify of American Jews as revealed by the Pew Center Survey of U.S. Jews (2013). Eizenstat’s provocative analysis will be of interest to everyone concerned about the future of Jews worldwide and in Israel and the United States’ role in a world that is confronting unprecedented simultaneous, cataclysmic changes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442216280
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/02/2014
Edition description: Updated Edition
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ambassador Stuart E. Eizenstat has held senior U.S. government positions in three presidential administrations, from the White House to the State Department, from U.S. Ambassador to the European Union to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury. At the same time, he has been a leader in the Jewish community, having led American and international Jewish groups and institutions, and received numerous awards from Jewish organizations and academic institutions. He is the author of Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor and the Unfinished Business of World War II.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Martin Gilbert
Uncharted Waters Preface
Introduction
Chapter 1: The Historic Shift of Power from the West to the Emerging Nations of the East and South: A New Multipolar World
Chapter 2: Globalization: A More Integrated World
Chapter 3: The Struggle for the Direction of Islam: The Rise of Islamic Extremism
Chapter 4: Non-Traditional Global Security Risks
Chapter 5: Israel and the New Challenge of Delegitimization
Chapter 6: The Future of the U.S.-Israeli Relationship

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