By Edward Alexander
The country of the Jews examines the present challenge of the Jewish humans and the land of Israel, either one of which nonetheless stand on the typhoon heart of background, simply because Jews can by no means take the fitting to reside as a traditional right.
The quantity contains celebrations and assaults. Edward Alexander celebrates writers like Abba Kovner, Cynthia Ozick, Ruth Wisse, and Hillel Halkin, who famous within the origin of Israel presently after the destruction of eu Jewry one of many few redeeming occasions in a century of blood and disgrace.
He assaults Israel's exterior enemies; busy planners of boycotts, brazen advocates of politicide, professorial apologists for suicide bombing; and in addition its inner enemies. those are anti-Zionist; Jews, devotees of misplaced reasons willfully unaware of the truth that Israel's construction was once an occasion of biblical value.
Indifference to Jewish survival in the course of international warfare II was once the admitted ethical failure of prior American-Jewish intellectuals, yet at the present time progressives and New Diasporists; name indifference advantage, and blunder cowardice for braveness. as the new anti-Semitism, tightening the noose round Israel's throat, emanates quite often from liberals, Alexander analyzes either antisemitic and philosemitic lines in 3 sought after Victorian liberals: Thomas Arnold, his son Matthew, and John Stuart Mill.
The major physique of Alexander's ebook is split generically into historical past, politics, and literature. At a deeper point, its chapters are built-in by means of the book&rsquo;s pervasive predicament: the interconnectedness among the country of Israel and the religious kingdom of up to date Jewry.