A History of Modern Israel

A History of Modern Israel

Colin Shindler


The country of Israel got here into life in 1948. Colin Shindler's booklet lines Israel's historical past throughout sixty years, from its confident beginnings - immigration, cost, the construction of its cities and associations - throughout the wars with its Arab neighbours, and the disagreement with the Palestinians. Shindler paints a large canvas which provides strange insights into this multicultural society, solid from over 100 varied Jewish groups and united by means of a typical heritage. regardless of those commonalities, even if, Israel within the twenty-first century is riven by way of ideological disputes and assorted interpretations of 'Jewishness' and Judaism. Nowhere are those divisions extra revealingly portrayed than within the lives and ideologies of Israel's leaders. Biographical images of Ben Gurion, Israel's first prime-minister, Yitzhak Rabin, whose assassination continues to be a nerve-racking reminiscence for lots of Israelis, and the debatable Ariel Sharon, supply interesting examinations of these who've led the rustic to the place it really is at the present time.

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