Hands Across the Sea: Jewish Immigrants and World War I

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Hamilton Books, Jan 1, 2005 - History - 187 pages
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Hands Across the Sea is a study of the background of current Arab-Jewish relations, as well as the origins of the American Jewish Rights movement. The text contributes to the understanding of U.S. Policy for the Middle East following the Balfour Declaration in 1917. The study is particularly relevant at this time in regard to the analysis of American policy toward Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Based on analysis of Yiddish and Anglo-Jewish press accounts and reactions. Hands Across the Sea deals with major World War I events as they impacted on the American Jewish community.

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Joseph Rappaport earned a doctorate in American History from Columbia University. He served as President of the former Dropsie University, now the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. He continues as a development consultant for major grants from foundations and government for leading academic, health care, and social service institutions.

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