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Our American Israel : the story of an entangled alliance

Author: Amy Kaplan
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel's identity has been entangled with America's belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations' turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Kaplan
ISBN: 9780674737624 0674737628
OCLC Number: 1028589462
Description: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lands of refuge --
Founding Israel in America --
Invincible victim --
"Not the Israel we have seen in the past" --
Future of the Holocaust --
Apocalypse soon --
Homeland insecurities.
Other Titles: Story of an entangled alliance
Responsibility: Amy Kaplan.

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Fascinating...could hardly be more timely.--Andrew Bacevich"The Spectator" (12/08/2018) Kaplan often confronts us with facts of history that are sometimes awkward and uncomfortable...But no American Read more...

 
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