Times Online Book Review and History of Zionism

Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2008 @ 03:18 PM

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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Israeli Newspaper Haaretz Reports FM Livni's Opposition to Olmert's Go Slow on Jerusalem

Posted on Fri, Feb 15, 2008 @ 03:27 PM

Israeli foreign minister opposes her prime minister's delay of Jerusalem issue
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Haaretz Reports FM Livni's Opposition to Olmert's Go Slow on Jerusalem
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Tzipi Livni agreed with her PA counterpart, Ahmed Qurei, that without Jerusalem on the table negotiations would go nowhere. Annapolis was an agreement to discuss all issues, she said. Haaretz commented, "This means that the order of debates on the core issues is insignificant, as without an understanding on Jerusalem, any understandings reached on other issues, like borders and refugees, are meaningless."

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