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Trouble in the tribe : the American Jewish conflict over Israel / Dov Waxman.

Waxman, Dov, (author.).

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Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 303.4825 WAX (Text) 78551000527479 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780691168999
  • ISBN: 0691168997
  • Physical Description: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-307) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. The changing American Jewish relationship with Israel -- 2. The end of 'Israel, right or wrong' -- 3. The argument about Israel -- 4. The erosion of consensus -- 5. The fracturing of the Pro-Israel lobby -- 6. The challenge to the Jewish establishment -- 7. The polarization of American Jewry.
Summary, etc.:
"Explores the increasingly contentious place of Israel in the American Jewish community. In a fundamental shift, growing numbers of American Jews have become less willing to unquestioningly support Israel and more willing to publicly criticize its government. More than ever before, American Jews are arguing about Israeli policies, and many, especially younger ones, are becoming uncomfortable with Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Dov Waxman argues that Israel is fast becoming a source of disunity for American Jewry, and that a new era of American Jewish conflict over Israel is replacing the old era of solidarity. Drawing on a wealth of in-depth interviews with American Jewish leaders and activists, Waxman shows why Israel has become such a divisive issue among American Jews. He delves into the American Jewish debate about Israel, examining the impact that the conflict over Israel is having on Jewish communities, national Jewish organizations, and on the pro-Israel lobby. Waxman sets this conflict in the context of broader cultural, political, institutional, and demographic changes happening in the American Jewish community. He offers a nuanced and balanced account of how this conflict over Israel has developed and what it means for the future of American Jewish politics. Israel used to bring American Jews together. Now it is driving them apart."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Israel and the diaspora.
Jews > United States > Attitudes toward Israel.

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