By Yael Navaro
By Yael Navaro
By Adam L. Rovner
By Assaf Likhovski
By Ofira Seliktar
The courting among Israel, American Jews, and the peace method has been a subject matter of passionate debate between students, political activists, and lay observers alike. This e-book is the 1st rigorous try and chart the effect of the peace procedure at the American Jewish neighborhood and its courting with Israel, as mediated via the altering identification wishes of yankee Jews. total, the trajectory of this courting has been from a large consensus of aid for Israeli international coverage, towards expanding polarization.
On one part is the peace camp composed ordinarily of these whose Jewish-American identification is predicated on a religious-universalistic definition of Judaism; at the different, those that determine as nationalistic, or orthodox in non secular phrases, and help a hard-line imaginative and prescient of higher Israel. The acrimony among the 2, mixed with demographic swap, has undermined Israel as an emblem of Jewish identification in the United States, and impeded powerful lobbying for Israel.
By Youssef H., Aboul-Enein
By Arnold Blumberg
Every college and public library should still replace its assets at the background of Israel with this engagingly written and succinct narrative historical past from biblical instances via 1997. This readable historical past, in line with the latest scholarship, presents a chronological narrative that examines the political, spiritual, and social parts of Israel's turbulent background. a radical exam of the occasions from the Six Day conflict of 1967 during the fight for peace in 1997 is of exact curiosity. The paintings presents a timeline of occasions within the historical past of Israel, biographical sketches of key figures in Israeli background, and an annotated bibliography of books of curiosity to scholars and basic readers.
The prologue offers an outline of the land, its executive, assets, and tradition. the 1st few chapters describe the earliest historical past of the land in the course of the nineteenth century cost of eu Jews looking to get away persecution and to construct a Jewish nation. Following the Holocaust, refugees poured into the zone and political and army fight culminated within the delivery of the kingdom of Israel in 1948. Blumberg, knowledgeable at the background of Israel, then info the years of development and successive wars with Israel's Arab buddies from 1948 via 1973. In a longer dialogue, he examines the political turbulence inside of Israel from the overdue Seventies via 1997, Israel's kinfolk with its friends and the foreign group, and the growth and setbacks within the fight for peace among Israel and the Arabs.
By Glenn S. Holland
Holland compares the religions of old Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria-Palestine, together with Israel and Judah, from the Neolithic period throughout the conquest of Alexander the nice. He offers a old survey of every sector, then discusses the gods, the rulers, the afterlife, and the worship rituals. This available evaluate makes transparent how those religions converged and diverged, and are in detail hooked up to the various religions we realize this day, occasionally in spectacular ways.
By Alev Lytle Croutier
I used to be born in a konak (old house), which as soon as used to be the harem of a pasha,” writes Alev Lytle Croutier. People round me frequently whispered issues approximately harems; my very own grandmother and her sister were stated in one.”
Drawing on a number of firsthand bills and memoirs, in addition to her circle of relatives background, Croutier explores existence within the world’s harems, from the center a while to the early 20th century, concentrating on the fabled Seraglio of Topkapi Palace as a paradigm for all of them. We input the slave markets and the lavish boudoirs of the sultanas; we witness the day-by-day workouts of the odalisques, and of the eunuchs who guarded the harem. right here, too, we study of the labyrinthine political scheming one of the sultan’s other halves, his favorites, and the valide sultanathe sultan’s motherwhose energy might eclipse that of the sultan himself.
There have been the harems of the sultans and the pashas, yet there have been additionally middle-class” harems, the families during which traditional women and men lived out ordinaryalbeit polygamouslives. Croutier unearths their marital customs, child-rearing practices, and superstitions. ultimately, she indicates how this jap establishment invaded the eu imaginationin the shape of adornment, gown, and artand how Western rules, in flip, eventually eroded a process that had appeared everlasting. Juxtaposing a wealthy array of illustrationsWestern work, Turkish and Persian miniatures, kin images, or even movie stillsCroutier demystifies the Western erotic fable of the international in the back of the veil.” This revised and up to date twenty fifth anniversary variation of Harem features a new creation via the writer, revisiting her topic in gentle of modern occasions in Turkey, and the world.
By Rory Miller
as soon as simply sleepy wilderness sheikdoms, the Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait now exert unparalleled impression on foreign affairs—the results of their nearly incredible riches in oil and gasoline. during this booklet, Rory Miller, a professional in Gulf politics and overseas affairs, offers an obtainable account of the achievements of those international locations because the 1973 worldwide oil challenge. He additionally investigates how the clever Arab Gulf rulers who've triumph over hindrance after problem meet the exterior and inner demanding situations of the onrushing future.
The Arab Gulf sector has turn into an East–West hub for commute, tourism, activity, tradition, alternate, and finance. yet can the autocratic regimes keep balance at domestic and impression in a foreign country as they take care of the calls for of social and democratic reform? Miller considers an array of factors—Islamism, terrorism, the Arab Spring, unstable oil costs, international energy dynamics, and others—to determine the long run possibilities.
By Catherine Guibourg
« Dans notre société à photographs, ce n’est pas dans l’image même qu’il faut voir un manque de sens, mais plutôt dans son besoin de mots. Nos photos ont besoin de textes. Prenons par exemple l. a. destruction des dual Towers. On se souvient de l’image. Un avion, puis un autre. L’image des visages affolés au bas des excursions. Mais qui se souvient des mots qui ont été employés à l. a. télévision pour nous décrire ces pictures. C’est dans ce sens que je veux orienter mon travail, vehicle je regrette trop ne pas avoir travaillé sur ces photos à l’époque, comme j’en avais l’intention. C’est ce que j’ai essayé de faire avec mon magazine de guerre, qui aurait pu s’appeler aussi mémoire d’une guerre. Mémoire. Miroir. »