A New Israel: Democracy in Crisis, 1973-1988 : Essays

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9780899199665: A New Israel: Democracy in Crisis, 1973-1988 : Essays

Essays discuss Israeli politics during the Meir and Begin administrations, and examine Israeli relations with the Palestinians and the U.S.

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This book is a collection of incisive and illuminating essays on Israeli politics and society written by Avishai, also author of The Tragedy of Zionism ( LJ 9/15/85). The essays, some of which appeared in The New York Review of Books , do not provide a history of Israel but rather a chronicle of one very astute observer's reflections as Israeli history unfolded before him. In hindsight, some of these essays turned out to be remarkably prophetic; others were considerably off-base. But all of them offer penetrating insights, especially on the causes and course of the ascent of the Israeli Right and the concomitant failure of the Left to respond effectively. This collection will be valuable for students and scholars and should also be well received by the thoughtful layperson.
- William Mark Habeeb, In ternational Consultant, Neill & Co. , Washington, D.C.
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From Publishers Weekly:

The right-wing Likud party has reduced Israel to economic disaster and thwarted a just settlement with Palestinian Arabs, asserts Avishai ( The Tragedy of Zionism ). Israel's opposition Labor leaders "want a liberal society but not a plural one," he further charges cogently, chiding Labor for its historic failure to come up with an alternative vision. Even among Israeli peace activists, he finds a lukewarm commitment to pluralistic, democratic institutions. While he condemns PLO terrorism, Avishai opposes Israel's continued occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. There are lively pieces on Israeli popular culture, Noam Chomsky, Zionism, and Commentary magazine's transformation from eclectic forum to hard-line vehicle sharing "complicity in the far-reaching cultural consequences the New Right has wrought."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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