The Israelis: Founders and Sons

by Amos Elon

Book, 1971

Barcode

123461300

Call number

827 ELO

Collection

Publication

[S. l. : s. n., 1971.]

Description

A REISSUE OF THIS PERSONAL AND POETIC ACCOUNT OF THE MANY HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT LED TO THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY THAT THE SONS OF MODERN ISRAEL FACE-- RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL. ANEW FOREWORD BY ELON BRIEFLY EXAMINES THE SHIFTS IN THE ISRAELI PSYCHE SINCE THE BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN1971 (WHEN IT WAS ABESTSELLER) AND REAFFIRMS HIS VIEW THAT A PARITIONED STATE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION.

User reviews

LibraryThing member Avidhunter
This book is about the founders who came to Palestine at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth century from the shtetls of Russia and Poland, driven by the knout of the Cossacks, the fear of pogroms, and a messianic faith.

ISBN

0030859670 / 9780030859670
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