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The Resource Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict, John B. Judis

Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict, John B. Judis

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Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict
Title
Genesis
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Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict
Statement of responsibility
John B. Judis
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time--the relationship between the United States and Israel. There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs--a violent, costly struggle that has had catastrophic repercussions in a critical region of the world. In Genesis, John B. Judis argues that, while Israelis and Palestinians must shoulder much of the blame, the United States has been the principal power outside the region since the end of World War II and as such must account for its repeated failed efforts to resolve this enduring strife. The fatal flaw in American policy, Judis shows, can be traced back to the Truman years. What happened between 1945 and 1949 sealed the fate of the Middle East for the remainder of the century. As a result, understanding that period holds the key to explaining almost everything that follows--right down to George W. Bush's unsuccessful and ill-conceived effort to win peace through holding elections among the Palestinians, and Barack Obama's failed attempt to bring both parties to the negotiating table. A provocative narrative history animated by a strong analytical and moral perspective, and peopled by colorful and outsized personalities, Genesis offers a fresh look at these critical postwar years, arguing that if we can understand how this stalemate originated, we will be better positioned to help end it."--Publisher information
Summary
There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs--a violent, costly struggle that has had catastrophic repercussions in a critical region of the world. In Genesis, John B. Judis argues that, while Israelis and Palestinians must shoulder much of the blame, the United States has been the principal power outside the region since the end of World War II and as such must account for its repeated failed efforts to resolve this enduring strife. The fatal flaw in American policy, Judis shows, can be traced back to the Truman years
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10275537
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DLC
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Judis, John B
Dewey number
327.7305694009/044
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • United States
  • Israel
  • United States
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Zionism
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Truman, Harry S
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Politics and government
  • Relations with Jews
  • Zionism
  • Israel
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict
Label
Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict, John B. Judis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index
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volume
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text
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Contents
Introduction: Truman's qualms -- pt. I. Two peoples and one land -- The origins of Zionism: Herzl, Ahad Ha'am, and Gordon -- The origins of Palestinian nationalism -- Chaim Weizmann and the Balfour declaration -- Herbert Samuel and the British mandate -- The failure of the "double undertaking" -- The irrepressible conflict -- pt. II. The paradox of American Zionism -- The origins of American Zionism -- Zionism and American liberalism: Brandeis and his circle -- Abba Hillel Silver and the Zionist lobby -- pt. III. Truman and Israel -- Harry Truman and the 64 dollar question -- The search for an Anglo-American consensus -- Nahum Goldmann and the road to partition -- Passing the buck -- Unmatched ineptness -- Triumph and catastrophe -- Afterword: Obama and the Truman precedent
Control code
ocn846545671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374161095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013036637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)846545671
Label
Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict, John B. Judis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Truman's qualms -- pt. I. Two peoples and one land -- The origins of Zionism: Herzl, Ahad Ha'am, and Gordon -- The origins of Palestinian nationalism -- Chaim Weizmann and the Balfour declaration -- Herbert Samuel and the British mandate -- The failure of the "double undertaking" -- The irrepressible conflict -- pt. II. The paradox of American Zionism -- The origins of American Zionism -- Zionism and American liberalism: Brandeis and his circle -- Abba Hillel Silver and the Zionist lobby -- pt. III. Truman and Israel -- Harry Truman and the 64 dollar question -- The search for an Anglo-American consensus -- Nahum Goldmann and the road to partition -- Passing the buck -- Unmatched ineptness -- Triumph and catastrophe -- Afterword: Obama and the Truman precedent
Control code
ocn846545671
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374161095
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013036637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)846545671

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