Times Online Book Review and History of Zionism

Posted by on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 @ 03:18 PM
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Founder of Zionism's right wing casts long shadow

In a lengthy review of six recent books on Palestine and Israel , Geoffrey Wheatcroft, author of The Controversy of Zion: Jewish Nationalism, the Jewish State, and the Unresolved Jewish Dilemma, points up some surprising facts about current Israeli leaders and their antecedents.

Of particular interest is their connection with Vladimir Jabotinsky. The urbane, literary, charismatic leader of an early break in Zionism that became today's Likud and Kadima parties is the subject of a section in Identity,Ideology, and the Future of Jerusalem.

The books reviewed by Wheatcroft are:

Jacqueline Rose
THE LAST RESISTANCE
256pp. Verso. £16.99 (US $29.95).
978 1 84467 124 3

Colin Shindler
THE TRIUMPH OF MILITARY ZIONISM
Nationalism and the origins of the Israeli Right
272pp. Tauris. £39.50 (US $85).
978 1 84511 030 7

David Goldberg
THE DIVIDED SELF
Israel and the Jewish psyche today
256pp. Tauris. £19.50 (US $35).
978 1 84511 054 3

Victoria Clark
ALLIES FOR ARMAGEDDON
The rise of Christian Zionism
331pp. Yale University Press. £18.99 (US $28).
978 0 300 11698 4

Yakov M. Rabkin
A THREAT FROM WITHIN
A century of Jewish opposition to Zionism
224pp. Zed Books. Paperback, £18.99 (US $34).
978 1 84277 699 5

Jimmy Carter
PALESTINE
Peace not apartheid
288pp. Simon and Schuster. Paperback, £8.99 (US $15).
978 1 84739 154 4

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