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Essential Israel : essays for the 21st century / edited by S. Ilan Troen and Rachel Fish.

Publication:
Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 421 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:
Perspectives on Israel studies
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Subjects:
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Peace.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Zionism.
Israel -- Civilization.
Civilization.
Politics and government.
Israel.
Summary:
Most Americans are ill-prepared to engage thoughtfully in the increasingly serious debate about Israel, its place in the Middle East, and its relations with the United States. Essential Israel examines a wide variety of complex issues and current concerns in historical and contemporary contexts to provide readers with an intimate sense of the dynamic society and culture that is Israel today. The expert contributors to this volume address the Arab-Israeli conflict, the state of diplomatic efforts to bring about peace, Zionism and the impact of the Holocaust, the status of the Jewish state and Israeli democracy, foreign relations, immigration and Israeli identity, as well as literature, film, and the other arts. This unique and innovative volume provides solid grounding to understandings of Israel's history, politics, culture, and possibilities for the future.
Contents:
An invitation to Israel literacy / S. Ilan Troen and Rachel Fish
Israel : geography, demography, and economy / S. Ilan Troen, Maoz Azaryahu, and Arnon Golan
From Zionism to Zion / Michael Brenner
Zionist settlement in the land of Israel/Palestine / S. Ilan Troen
The Arab-Israeli conflict / Alan Dowty
History of the peace process / David Makovsky
Israel in world opinion / Gil Troy
Israel : a Jewish democracy / Yedidia Dtern
Citizenship and democracy in Israel / Donna Robinson Divine
Israel, American Jews, and Jewish peoplehood / Steven Bayme
"Jewishness" in Israel : Israel as a Jewish state / David Ellenson
Contemporary Christianity and Israel / Yaakov Ariel
Perceptions and understandings of Israel within Islam / Norman A. Stillman
"Hebrewism" and Israeli culture / Rachel S. Harris
Israeli and Hebrew literature : from the Yishuv to the 21st century / Ranen Omer Sherman.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Troen, S. Ilan (Selwyn Ilan), 1940- editor.
Fish, Rachel, editor.
Other format:
Online version: Essential Israel.
ISBN:
9780253027009
0253027004
9780253027115
025302711X
OCLC:
970042772