The Tragedy of Zionism
How Its Revolutionary Past Haunts Israeli Democracy New edition
By (author) Bernard Avishai
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Tragedy of Zionism by Bernard Avishai
Book DescriptionThe subject of intense controversy when it was first published in 1985, The Tragedy of Zionism provides illuminating insight into the history behind the headlines. Now revised with a new prologue and epilogue, this ground breaking book is republished at a time when Middle Eastern turbulence, Israeli-Palestinian relations, religious extremism, and democratic government are centre stage in the world's political arenas. This poignant chronicle of the Zionist revolution in Europe and Palestine is a tale of the unexpected and tragic ways Zionism's heroic theories and institutions have come to threaten Israeli democracy since the Six Day War. It explores how the impetus to settle in the Land of Israel after 1967 derived from unexamined Zionist commitments, which, over time, have become increasingly alarming for Israeli democrats. It also addresses timely and compelling questions: Could Israel, as a Jewish state, be a democratic state if it discriminated against non-Jews, including a fifth of its citizens who are Palestinian Arabs? Could Israel be a Jewish state without granting a privileged position to Jewish orthodoxy? The Tragedy of Zionism calls for democracy as an end to itself-not a
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781581152586
(228mm x 153mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Helios Press,US
Publisher: Allworth Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Bernard Avishai
Bernard Avishai is dean of the Raphael Recanti International School in Herzliah, Israel. He has written about the politics and economy of Israel for nearly 30 years in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Fortune. He divides his time between Wilmot, New Hampshire, and Jerusalem.
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