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David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State 9780253325341

David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State

ISBN-10: 025332534X
ISBN-13: 9780253325341
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PUBLISHER: Indiana University Press
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" Gal... has written an impressive account of an important period in the history of political Zionism.... detailed, scholarly... "nbsp;--Library Journal

"... important... " --Choice

"A provocative post-Zionist critique of the fundamental concepts of Jewish peoplehood, Zionism, and Israeli nationalism." --Choice

"The book is readable, structured and systematic, and for all its wideness of scope it maintains continuity and connections betrween the different topics discussed." --The Jerusalem Post

"This is a comprehensive and well documented study of the interaction between Ben-Gurion and other leaders between 1938 and 1942." --AJL Newsletter

"While this is an intensively detailed book, Gal always sustains his story and moves it ahead. He has written a fine study of a critical phase of Zionist and American Jewish history, as well as a revealing study of David Ben-Gurion." --Lloyd P. Gartner, Tel-Aviv University, Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Israel's military restraint, at America's request, during the recent Persian Gulf War is not so surprising when viewed in light of the Zionist-American bonds forged by David Ben-Gurion in 1948. Against the background of Kristallnacht and Britain's retreat from the Jewish mandate for Palestine, Ben-Gurion shaped a new Zionist foreign policy based on the assumed rise of the United States as a world power that would determine the future of the Middle East.

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PAGES: 284
CATEGORY: Biography & Autobiography, History
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