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The chosen peoples : America, Israel, and the ordeals of divine election

Author: Todd Gitlin; Liel Leibovitz
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Outlines a new approach to understanding the relationship between the United States and Israel, explaining that both nations embrace a philosophy that they were divinely chosen to influence the world for the better.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Todd Gitlin; Liel Leibovitz
ISBN: 9781439132357 1439132356 9781439132364 1439132364
OCLC Number: 464593335
Description: xviii, 250 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: "A stiff-necked people" --
"His almost chosen people" --
The unchosen --
A special friendship.
Responsibility: Todd Gitlin and Liel Leibovitz.

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The authors discuss the origins, consequences, and attendant burdens of a belief central to the identities of Americans and Israelis--that they are God's favored people.  Read more...

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