Zionism and the State of Israel
An exploration of the fascinating Jewish thinker Simon Rawidowicz and his provocative views on Arab refugees and the fate of Israel.
“By uncovering the European roots of this central, widely read and much translated Israeli author, Gold opens the way for other similar studies of the European background of Israeli writing. Her book will be indispensable for all future studies of Amichai's poetry.” —Arnold Band, Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California at Los Angeles
This timely anthology provides convenient access to the most significant documents of the Zionist movement since 1882 and of Israel's domestic and foreign policy issues between 1948 and 2006.
“A first-rate collection of essays on social trends in Israel which should be required reading in all courses on Israeli society and provides a most useful corrective to the usual emphasis on Israeli politics and foreign policy.” —Steven Bayme, American Jewish Committee
“The editors have performed a most valuable service in this detailed exploration of the public and private writings of Zionist women pioneers.” —Anita Shapira, Tel Aviv University
“This is a seminal work on the history of Zionism and the emergence of the State of Israel. It uniquely combines the history of ideas with social and political analyses.” —Shlomo Avineri, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“The subject is of great and growing importance... arguably the most important challenge facing Israel and Jews at the present time.” —Walter Laqueur
“Rich in content, a pleasure to read, an encounter with the first-rate mind of a major historian of Jewish intellectual history reflecting on issues that engaged him passionately.” —Arnold Eisen, Stanford University