A History of Modern Israel (Hardback)
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A History of Modern Israel (Hardback)

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Hardback 496 Pages / Published: 25/03/2013
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Colin Shindler's remarkable history begins in 1948, as waves of immigrants arrived in Israel from war-torn Europe to establish new cities, new institutions, and a new culture founded on the Hebrew language. Optimistic beginnings were soon replaced with the sobering reality of wars with Arab neighbours, internal ideological differences, and ongoing confrontation with the Palestinians. In this updated edition, Shindler covers the significant developments of the last decade, including the rise of the Israeli far right, Hamas's takeover and the political rivalry between Gaza and the West Bank, Israel's uneasy dealings with the new administration in the United States, political Islam and the potential impact of the Arab Spring on the region as a whole. This sympathetic yet candid portrayal asks how a nation that emerged out of the ashes of the Holocaust and was the admiration of the world is now perceived by many Western governments in a less than benevolent light.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107028623
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 830 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
'This is an immensely readable and accessible book and a good primer for students ... a helpful glossary and a fast-paced and interesting narrative make this one of the few good and balanced one-volume histories available.' Seth J. Frantzman, Middle East Media and Book Reviews (membr.uwm.edu/)
"This is an immensely readable and accessible book and a good primer for students ... a helpful glossary and a fast-paced and interesting narrative make this one of the few good and balanced one-volume histories available." Seth J. Frantzman, Middle East Media and Book Reviews (membr.uwm.edu/)

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