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History of Modern Israel

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ISBN-10: 0521850282

ISBN-13: 9780521850285

Edition: 2008

Authors: Colin Shindler

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The state of Israel came into existence in 1948. Colin Shindlers book traces Israels history across sixty years, from its optimistic beginnings immigration, settlement, the creation of its towns and institutions - through the wars with its Arab neighbours, and the confrontation with the Palestinians. Shindler paints a broad canvas which affords unusual insights into this multicultural society, forged from over a hundred different Jewish communities and united by a common history. Despite these commonalities, however, Israel in the twenty-first century is riven by ideological disputes and different interpretations of Jewishness and Judaism. Nowhere are these divisions more revealingly…    
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/21/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

Colin Shindler is a leading TV writer and producer. He was responsible for the series Lovejoyand Madson, as well as the film Busterand won a BAFTA for his production of A Little Princess. His first book, MANCHESTER UNITED RUINED MY LIFE, was a big bestseller and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize; and his second, FATHERS, SONS AND FOOTBALL, also hit the bestseller list. He is the author of two novels.

List of illustrations
List of maps
Acknowledgements
Glossaries
Chronology
Introduction
Zionism and security
Zionism beyond demonization
The need for security
Jewish socialism and Arab nationalism
The Hebrew republic
The end of empire
Defeat and victory in 1948
Exile and return
New immigrants and first elections
The survivors
Jewish immigration into Palestine
The first elections
The dominance of Mapai
The politics of piety
The balancing act
Who is a Jew?
The arrival of the Sephardim
Retaliation or self-restraint
Ben-Gurion, Sharett and Dayan
The developing schism
Nasser's metamorphosis
Stalin's embrace
The return of Ben-Gurion
The search for arms
The road to Suez
The rise of the Right
The Six Day war
Destroying Mapai from within
Out of the underground
The ideology of occupation
Judea and Samaria
The road to Beirut
Menachem Begin's leadership
Who are the Palestinians?
The reality of negotiations
A more radical hue
Dissent at home and abroad
The end of consensus
The peace camp
Traditional Diaspora opinions
A new assertive generation
An insurrection before a handshake
The man from Lehi
A new path for the Palestinians
The outbreak of the Intifada
An Israeli awakening
The fall and rise of ideology
Constraining the Prime Minister
From Kuwait to Madrid
The end of ideology?
The problem solver
The Oslo breakthrough
The PLO in crisis
The killing of a Prime Minister
The return of the rejectionists
The Right's backlash
Rabbis and ayatollahs
The magician and the bulldozer
The virtual and the real Likud
A return to Camp David
A long walk to disaster
The descent into the abyss
'He does not stop at the red light'
2001: a Sharon odyssey
The Palestinian struggle within
Islamism ascending
Disengagement from Gaza
An unlikely grandfather
Ideology and evacuation
Separating from the Palestinians
Between pragmatism and ideology
Olmert's arrival
Bibliography
Index