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The Israeli Republic

Author : Jalal Al-e Ahmad
ISBN : 1632061392
Genre : History
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The Israeli Republic "suggests how the Iranian and Israeli leaders who feel such intense mutual hostility today actually mirror one another in certain ways, particularly in their foundational attitudes toward religious authority, political and economic populism and the West. That a writer such as Al-e Ahmad, guru to the ayatollahs, liked Israel now seems touching. What he liked about Israel seems cautionary." —Bernard Avishai, Foreign Affairs Written by a preeminent Iranian writer who helped lay the popular groundwork for the Iranian Revolution, The Israeli Republic should be required reading for anyone interested in the history and current political landscape of the Middle East. Documenting Jalal Al-e Ahmad’s two-week-long trip to Israel in February of 1963, his account “Journey to the Land of Israel” caused a firestorm when it was published in Iran, upsetting the very revolutionary clerics whose anti-Western sentiments Al-e Ahmad himself had fueled. Yet, in the thriving Jewish State, Jalal Al-e Ahmad saw a model for a possible future Iran. Based on his controversial travelogue, supplemented with letters between the author and his wife, Simin Daneshvar (the first major Iranian woman novelist), and translated into English for the first time, The Israeli Republic is a record of Al-e Ahmad’s idealism, insight, and ultimate disillusionment toward Israel. Vibrantly modern in its sensibility and fearlessly polemical, this book will change the way you think about the Middle East.
Category: History

A Nation Like All Nations

Author : Moshe Berent
ISBN : 1885881398
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Is there an Israeli nation? How is it related to the historical "Jewish People"? How is it related to the Zionist movement? Under what conditions could non-Jews become equal members of this nation? These and other questions stand at the center of the Moshe Berent's "A Nation Like All Nations: Towards the Establishment of an Israeli Republic." The mission of the Zionist movement was to work toward the normalization of Jewish existence: to become "a nation like all nations." Israel, contrary to that aspiration, is not a normal nation-state, since according to the formal national ethos it belongs to the "Jewish people" and there is no recognized Israeli nation. Dr. Berent asserts that the fusion of nationality and religion, together with the absence of a normal nation-state are the source of Israel's basic problems and are responsible for Israel's powerlessness to solve problems - i.e. the status of religion in public life; The relations between seculars and religious; the status of non-Jews, especially Arabs; the absence of a constitution; the inability to agree about borders, or to decide about peace and war. "A Nation Like All Nations: Towards the Establishment of an Israeli Republic" makes the case that a separation between nationality and religion, the recognition in the existence of an Israeli nation, and the establishment of Israel as a republic - as the State of the Israeli nation is a pre-condition for finding the solution of all of these problems.

The Invention Of The Jewish People

Author : Shlomo Sand
ISBN : 9781844676231
Genre : History
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"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --
Category: History

International Law And The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Author : Susan M. Akram
ISBN : 9781136850981
Genre : History
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Placing a rights-based approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the centre of discussions over its peaceful resolution, this book provides detailed consideration of international law and its application to political issues. Contributions from leading scholars in their respective fields give an in-depth analysis of key issues, ranging from security, through legal and political frameworks to refugees and Jerusalem.
Category: History

The Republic Traitor

Author : R.R. Quaggiato
ISBN : 9781543405064
Genre : Fiction
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After the wholesale assassination of Congress, the new unelected president of the United States begins to desperately work on rebuilding a shattered economy that has already thrown tens of millions out of work. This catastrophe has seen the rise of anarchist groups sickened by the greed of the establishment, now planning to bring about its downfall. While fighting to hold the nation together, he is informed that terrorists have smuggled a nuclear bomb into a major city. He knows that there will be no Die Hard herono last-minute savior to appear, riding over the hill in the nick of time. There are only ugly choices. Will he choose to hold to his principles or commit the ultimate atrocity by retaliating with his own massive nuclear arsenal against millions of innocent people? Could anyone justify the murder of a hundred million people if it would save an American city? Worse, given his ever-growing erratic behavior, does his staff believe he is rational enough to handle the situation?
Category: Fiction


Author : Donald Peretz
ISBN : 9780429718779
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Indian Republic

Author : M. G. Chitkara
ISBN : 8170248361
Genre : India
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Dealing on various common political issues of India after 1977 onwards.
Category: India

The Day Of Timestop

Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 9780575119789
Genre : Fiction
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Operation Timestop: Post-holocaust Paris is a pretty seedy stand-in for the original, but what can you expect when the goverment's main function is Orgasm Prevention & when the national hero is wandering around in Nowhen. But things are changing! Rumor has it that the Timetraveler is coming back in a few months. At which point, Time itself will come to an end.
Category: Fiction

My Promised Land

Author : Ari Shavit
ISBN : 9780812984644
Genre : History
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMIST Winner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award An authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel, by one of the most influential journalists writing about the Middle East today Not since Thomas L. Friedman’s groundbreaking From Beirut to Jerusalem has a book captured the essence and the beating heart of the Middle East as keenly and dynamically as My Promised Land. Facing unprecedented internal and external pressures, Israel today is at a moment of existential crisis. Ari Shavit draws on interviews, historical documents, private diaries, and letters, as well as his own family’s story, illuminating the pivotal moments of the Zionist century to tell a riveting narrative that is larger than the sum of its parts: both personal and national, both deeply human and of profound historical dimension. We meet Shavit’s great-grandfather, a British Zionist who in 1897 visited the Holy Land on a Thomas Cook tour and understood that it was the way of the future for his people; the idealist young farmer who bought land from his Arab neighbor in the 1920s to grow the Jaffa oranges that would create Palestine’s booming economy; the visionary youth group leader who, in the 1940s, transformed Masada from the neglected ruins of an extremist sect into a powerful symbol for Zionism; the Palestinian who as a young man in 1948 was driven with his family from his home during the expulsion from Lydda; the immigrant orphans of Europe’s Holocaust, who took on menial work and focused on raising their children to become the leaders of the new state; the pragmatic engineer who was instrumental in developing Israel’s nuclear program in the 1960s, in the only interview he ever gave; the zealous religious Zionists who started the settler movement in the 1970s; the dot-com entrepreneurs and young men and women behind Tel-Aviv’s booming club scene; and today’s architects of Israel’s foreign policy with Iran, whose nuclear threat looms ominously over the tiny country. As it examines the complexities and contradictions of the Israeli condition, My Promised Land asks difficult but important questions: Why did Israel come to be? How did it come to be? Can Israel survive? Culminating with an analysis of the issues and threats that Israel is currently facing, My Promised Land uses the defining events of the past to shed new light on the present. The result is a landmark portrait of a small, vibrant country living on the edge, whose identity and presence play a crucial role in today’s global political landscape. Praise for My Promised Land “This book will sweep you up in its narrative force and not let go of you until it is done. [Shavit’s] accomplishment is so unlikely, so total . . . that it makes you believe anything is possible, even, God help us, peace in the Middle East.”—Simon Schama, Financial Times “[A] must-read book.”—Thomas L. Friedman, The New York Times “Important and powerful . . . the least tendentious book about Israel I have ever read.”—Leon Wieseltier, The New York Times Book Review “Spellbinding . . . Shavit’s prophetic voice carries lessons that all sides need to hear.”—The Economist “One of the most nuanced and challenging books written on Israel in years.”—The Wall Street Journal
Category: History

A History Of Israel

Author : Howard M. Sachar
ISBN : 9780804150491
Genre : History
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First published in 1976, Howard M. Sachar’s A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time was regarded one of the most valuable works available detailing the history of this still relatively young country. More than 30 years later, readers can again be immersed in this monumental work. The second edition of this volume covers topics such as the first of the Aliyahs in the 1880s; the rise of Jewish nationalism; the beginning of the political Zionist movement and, later, how the movement changed after Theodor Herzl; the Balfour Declaration; the factors that led to the Arab-Jewish confrontation; Palestine and its role both during the Second World War and after; the war of independence and the many wars that followed it over the next few decades; and the development of the Israeli republic and the many challenges it faced, both domestic and foreign, and still faces today. This is a truly enriching and exhaustive history of a nation that holds claim to one of the most complicated and controversial histories in the world.
Category: History

The Second Republic

Author : Alan Arian
ISBN : UOM:39015040073499
Genre : Israel
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This volume provides an introduction to Israeli politics. When the state of Israel celebrates its 50th anniversary in 1998, a decade of change will have transformed its politics, its economy and its people into a different country to that of its recent past. These changes have coincided with the opening of the third period of Israeli history, known as the second republic.
Category: Israel

The Arab Israeli Conflict Volume Iv Part Ii

Author : John Norton Moore
ISBN : 9781400862962
Genre : History
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The Arab Israeli Conflict is a fundamental research tool for students of the Middle East and for those responsible for U.S. policymaking in that area. It is a successor to John Norton Moore's widely acclaimed three-volume compilation of readings and documents on international law and the Arab Israeli conflict Originally published in 1991. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: History

The Israeli Labour Party

Author : Neill Lochery
ISBN : UOM:39015041989925
Genre : History
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This book analyses the development of the Labour Party from its origins in the Israeli labour movement at the turn of the century up to the present day. In bringing the study right up to date, Dr. Lochery discusses the Labour Party's attempts to secure peace in the Middle East and the problems of dealing with a sceptical and devided Israeli society.
Category: History

Israeli Foreign Policy

Author : Jane Haapiseva-Hunter
ISBN : 0896082857
Genre : Political Science
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A groundbreaking examination of Israeli foreign policy in three areas of concern: relations with South Africa, Central America, and policies around nuclear proliferation.
Category: Political Science