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Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict

Judis, John B., author.

New York : Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 2014.

x, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

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"A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time--the relationship between the United States and Israel. There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs--a violent, costly struggle that has had catastrophic repercussions in a critical region of the world. In Genesis, John B. Judis argues that, while Israelis and Palestinians must shoulder much of the blame, the United States has been the principal power outside the region since the end of World War II and as such must account for its repeated failed efforts to resolve this enduring strife. The fatal flaw in American policy, Judis shows, can be traced back to the Truman years. What happened between 1945 and 1949 sealed the fate of the Middle East for the remainder of the century. As a result, understanding that period holds the key to explaining almost everything that follows--right down to George W. Bush's unsuccessful and ill-conceived effort to win peace through holding elections among the Palestinians, and Barack Obama's failed attempt to bring both parties to the negotiating table. A provocative narrative history animated by a strong analytical and moral perspective, and peopled by colorful and outsized personalities, Genesis offers a fresh look at these critical postwar years, arguing that if we can understand how this stalemate originated, we will be better positioned to help end it"-- Provided by publisher.

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ISBN:

978-0-374-16109-5 (hardback)

LC Call No:

DS119.6 .J83 2014

Dewey Class No:

327.7305694009/044 23

Author:

Judis, John B., author.

Title:

Genesis : Truman, American Jews, and the origins of the Arab/Israeli conflict / John B. Judis.

Edition:

First edition.

Publisher:

New York : Farrar,Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Physical:

x, 432 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.

ContentType:

text rdacontent

MediaType:

unmediated rdamedia

CarrierType:

volume rdacarrier

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-409) and index.

Summary:

"A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time--the relationship between the United States and Israel. There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs--a violent, costly struggle that has had catastrophic repercussions in a critical region of the world. In Genesis, John B. Judis argues that, while Israelis and Palestinians must shoulder much of the blame, the United States has been the principal power outside the region since the end of World War II and as such must account for its repeated failed efforts to resolve this enduring strife. The fatal flaw in American policy, Judis shows, can be traced back to the Truman years. What happened between 1945 and 1949 sealed the fate of the Middle East for the remainder of the century. As a result, understanding that period holds the key to explaining almost everything that follows--right down to George W. Bush's unsuccessful and ill-conceived effort to win peace through holding elections among the Palestinians, and Barack Obama's failed attempt to bring both parties to the negotiating table. A provocative narrative history animated by a strong analytical and moral perspective, and peopled by colorful and outsized personalities, Genesis offers a fresh look at these critical postwar years, arguing that if we can understand how this stalemate originated, we will be better positioned to help end it"-- Provided by publisher.

Subject:

Truman, Harry S.,--1884-1972--Relations with Jews.

Subject:

Arab-Israeli conflict--Causes.

Subject:

Arab-Israeli conflict--Moral and ethical aspects.

Subject:

Zionism--United States--History--20th century.

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