The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength

The Promise of Israel: Why Its Seemingly Greatest Weakness Is Actually Its Greatest Strength

Daniel Gordis


Why Israel's maximum weak point is its maximum power, and what its supporters and enemies can examine from its success

Israel's critics within the West insist that no state based on a unmarried faith or tradition can remain democratic and prosperous—but they are improper. In The Promise of Israel, Daniel Gordis issues out that Israel has defied that traditional knowledge. It has supplied its voters infinitely higher liberty and prosperity than someone anticipated, faring much better than the other younger country. Israel's ""magic"" is a special mixture of democracy and culture, of unabashed particularism coupled to highbrow and cultural openness. Given Israel's good fortune, it is going to make experience for plenty of different international locations, from Rwanda to Afghanistan or even Iran, to examine how they have performed it. actually, instead of trying to break Israel, the Palestinians might serve their very own top pursuits by way of attempting to replica it.

  • Takes the various such a lot compelling arguments opposed to Israel and turns them thoroughly on their heads, undoing liberals with a extra liberal argument and the spiritual with a extra religious argument
  • Puts forth an idea that's as convincing because it is shocking—that Iran's clerics and the Taliban will want to be extra like Israel
  • Written by means of Daniel Gordis, the writer of the nationwide Jewish publication Award winner, Saving Israel
  • Daniel Gordis has been known as ""one of Israel's such a lot considerate observers"" (Alan Dershowitz) and ""a author whose reflections are continuously as intellectually remarkable as they're moving"" (Cynthia Ozick)

Certain to generate controversy and debate, The Promise of Israel is among the best and unique books approximately Israel in years.

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