A Dissenting Democracy: The Israeli Movement "Peace Now"
A Dissenting Democracy explores the tension between the will of the whole of Israeli society and the right of the individual conscience to take precedence over that collective will. The author explores the dilemmas that stem from such an individual stance in relation to Jewish political culture.
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