Unsettled: The Problem of Loving Israel

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Simon and Schuster, Oct 21, 2008 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 184 pages
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Israel.

The word itself can mean "arguing with God," and talking about Israel can start endless arguments about politics, history, morality, and prejudice. Unsettled, Marc Aronson's most deeply personal book to date, explores the history of Israel, from the beginning of the Zionist movement to the birth of Israel as a state in 1948 to the intense confâ??licts over Israel, the Palestinians, and the Jewish settlements of today. Along the way Aronson intersperses stories from his own family's long experiences in Israel while asking and answering such questions as: Can a religious state also be a democratic one? Is Israel the victim or the aggressor? Do modern states have moral obligations? And perhaps the most troubling question of all: What kind of Israel should exist? Once again, Aronson has created history for young adults that is exciting, probing, clear, and most of all, fearless.

  

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4Q, 4P "The big issue I keep mentioning - the rights you gain by winning versus the moral rights that belong to all people as human beings - played out as a divide within Israel itself about what to ... Read full review

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Marc Aronson takes a look at the history of Israel and what it means to be Jewish in Israel. This is not a straight-forward historical book, but a personal soul-searching by the author. He does a lot ... Read full review

Contents

ForeWord
1
introduction Why do so Many peopleand nationsHate israel? 11 i HoW did israel coMe to
11
Holy land 15 nationalism
15
War intrigues and declarations
18
Where should a national Home for the Jewish people
27
Herring in the galilee
34
the american parallel
37
Where can Jews Find safety?
42
the other Jews in israel
107
the other Jews in america
109
the
113
be true to its ideals? uprising 119 Why do these conflicts continue?
119
choosing god over peace lightning
130
HoW can israel be a strong state a JeWisH HoMeland and trulY deMocratic? let no one say He did not Know 135 Which israel?
135
at the Wall
137
tel aviv
138

the Holocaust
45
Why did the palestinians lose their land?
47
one More american parallel
55
refugee
67
david and goliath
75
the new answer for Jews
83
the Man in the glass
86
our goal is clearto Wipe israel off the Face of the Map 93 occupation
93
Why should israel be different from any other conqueror?
97
the Jerusalem Wonderland?
100
From socialism to the red
102
the brothers
105
the questions for a Jewish state
140
the question on Which all others rest
141
the russian israelis
146
How can americans Help israel?
157
the picture question
159
photo credits
164
a note on sources notes
165
bibliography
166
acknowledgments
176
index
178
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About the author (2008)

Marc Aronson is the author of the critically acclaimed Sir Walter Ralegh and the Quest for El Dorado, winner of the ALA’s first Robert L. Sibert Information Book Award for nonfiction and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has won the LMP Award for editing and has a Ph.D. in American history from NYU. He lives with his wife and son in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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