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Description - The Making of Modern Israel - 1948-1967 by Leslie Stein

On May 14, 1948 the State of Israel was declared, announced by
David Ben-Gurion at a small gathering that assembled in the main
hall of the Tel Aviv Art Museum. Within a time frame of only
nineteen years, culminating in the Six-Day War, Israel fought three
separate wars. But within its first four years, thanks to mass
immigration, its population doubled. Furthermore, Israel had been
confronted with acute economic difficulties, intra Jewish ethnic
tensions, a problematic Arab minority and a secular-religious
divide. Apart from defence issues, Israel faced a generally hostile
or, at best, indifferent international community rendering it hard
pressed in securing great power patronage or even official sympathy
and understanding. Based on a wide range of sources, both in Hebrew
and English, this book contains a judicious synthesis of the
received literature to yield the general reader and student alike a
reliable, balanced, and novel account of Israel?s fateful and
turbulent infancy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780745644660
ISBN-10: 074564466X
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 162mm x 35mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 22-May-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Leslie Stein

Leslie Stein is Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University.

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