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A REISSUE OF THIS PERSONAL AND POETIC ACCOUNT OF THE MANY HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT LED TO THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY THAT THE SONS OF MODERN ISRAEL FACE-- RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL. ANEW FOREWORD BY ELON BRIEFLY EXAMINES THE SHIFTS IN THE ISRAELI PSYCHE SINCE THE BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN1971 (WHEA REISSUE OF THIS PERSONAL AND POETIC ACCOUNT OF THE MANY HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT LED TO THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY THAT THE SONS OF MODERN ISRAEL FACE-- RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL. ANEW FOREWORD BY ELON BRIEFLY EXAMINES THE SHIFTS IN THE ISRAELI PSYCHE SINCE THE BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN1971 (WHEN IT WAS ABESTSELLER) AND REAFFIRMS HIS VIEW THAT A PARITIONED STATE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION....

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ISBN : 9780140224764
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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The Israelis: Founders and Sons Reviews

  • Sarah Weiner
    2019-04-21 18:39

    The first half of the book is a very good look at the early history of modern. The second half describes the author's opinion of Israel "now", only "now" was nearly 50 years ago. I recommend reading just the first half. The second half may be useful if you're doing research on opinions of Israel between the 1967 and Yom Kippur wars, but it's not necessary for the modern reader.

  • Jeffrey Cohan
    2019-05-13 21:30

    Amos Elon might have written the "The Israelis: Founders and Sons," almost 40 years ago, but the majority of his observations and insights are still highly relevant today. He didn't set out to write the definitive historical account of Zionism, but if he set out to write the definitive intellectual treatment of Zionist history, he succeeded. This book is a classic for good reason. One of the most interesting threads that weaves through the book is the notion that the Arabs inadvertently helped facilitate the Zionist project. Elon reminds us that the Arabs repeatedly rejected compromises that, if accepted, would have resulted in a much smaller Israeli state. But the fact that lamentations written in 1971 sound as if they were written now speaks to the persistence of Israel's problems. Tell me this doesn't sound like an analysis of the recently reinitiated peace talks: "It is easier to evaluate the injustice suffered by the Arabs than it is to devise means of correction that would not only be acceptable to Arabs but would also preclude an even greater human tragedy." This book richly deserves another printing.

  • Andy Oram
    2019-04-27 17:53

    I learned a huge amount from this classic even though enormous transformations have taken place in the one or two generations since it was written. The bulk of the book (in emotional weight and perhaps in page count) concerns the early immigrants and events leading up to the founding of the state. Although the book gives short shrift to the experiences of Arabs after the founding of the state and to the non-Ashkenazic immigrants, it has plenty to compensate, looking at technical, social, spiritual, and political trends that have defined the country.

  • F
    2019-05-21 23:55

    the second section is dated, not relevant today. it expresses the society as it was apprehended in the 70s.

  • Matt
    2019-05-14 19:43

    Beautifully written history of the development of political Zionism, the first waves of Zionist settlement in Palestine, the founding of Israel, leading up to the 1967 war.

  • Arlian Sorkal
    2019-05-09 19:48

    the second section is dated, not relevant today. it expresses the society as it was apprehended in the 70s.

  • Catherine Schneider
    2019-05-07 17:35

    Rachel Biale suggested.

  • Robert
    2019-05-19 19:35

    currently re-reading this book in advance of my upcoming trip to Israel

  • PSLB
    2019-04-27 16:50

    I learned much about the establishment of Israel, who came and from where, when they arrived and when and where land purchased and sites established.