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by Robert Friedman

  • ISBN: 0813520622
  • Category: Politics and Government
  • Subcategory: Politics
  • Author: Robert Friedman
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (March 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 265
  • ePub book: 1627 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 957

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Zealots for Zion is a shocking investigation of the movement by militant right-wing Zionists to. .An unsympathetic exploration of Israel's expansionist movements, by Village Voice staff-writer Friedman (The False Prophet, 1990).

Zealots for Zion is a shocking investigation of the movement by militant right-wing Zionists to reinstitute the ancient civilization of Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel) on lands seized in the 1967 Six-Day Wa. An unsympathetic exploration of Israel's expansionist movements, by Village Voice staff-writer Friedman (The False Prophet, 1990) Читать весь отзыв.

Zealots for Zion book. Robert Friedman is (was?) an American journalist writing for The Villega eVoice, who previously wrote a book about the infamous American-Israeli far right politician Rabbi Meir Kahane. Zealots for Zion" is based on years of journaistic work on the topic of Israeli politics and, particularly, Jewish American support for Israel, in particual Likud and further right forces within Israel. What it lack in terms of analysis Although published by Rutgers University Press, this is not an academic work.

West Bank - Politics and government. He is known as one of the first rabbis to give wholehearted support to the Zionist movement and founded the Mizrachi movement, an international religious Zionist organization that functioned within the larger secular Zionist organization. Rabbi Reines also founded and stood at the head of a yeshiva which combined traditional intense Talmud study with secular studies and with a broader Jewish studies curriculum including Jewish history and literature. The eleven books that Rabbi Reines published during his lifetime were only a tiny fraction of his writings that existed only in manuscript form.

On Israel's West Bank, Friedman visited dirt-poor Arab villages, which stood in stark contrast to the area's gleaming .

On Israel's West Bank, Friedman visited dirt-poor Arab villages, which stood in stark contrast to the area's gleaming Jewish settlements, created from vast tracts of expropriated Palestinian land and guarded by anti-Arab vigilante forces. In a disturbing, timely report, he interviews determined Israeli settlers as well as hardworking ex-yuppies from the . who sacrificed careers in America to build their version of an idealistic Zionist society in Israel's occupied territories. Israels west bank settlements, for all the ire they cause, are an extension of the 5 thousand year Jewish existance in the holy land, an existance that waqs almost cut short in 1948.

ZEALOTS FOR ZION: Inside Israel's West Bank Settlement Movement By Robert I. Friedman. NEW DAY IN BABYLON: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975 By William L. Van Deburg. In a book proved prescient by recent events, the author studies the Israeli settlers in the occupied territories and predicts that they will be a force to be reckoned with. The author celebrates the quest for black identity engendered by the 1960's, seeing its successes as not so much political as cultural.

In Zealots for Zion, author Robert Friedman lifts the veil of secrecy, deception and cover-up which has obscured even .

In Zealots for Zion, author Robert Friedman lifts the veil of secrecy, deception and cover-up which has obscured even from the American Jewish public the origins and history of the West Bank settler movement.

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"With his sensitive reporter's eyes, Mr. Friedman takes us inside the settlement movement, to the synagogies, kitchen tables and television rooms where ordinary people talk of extraordinary things . . . . This is a chilling book.  The contrast drawn between charming suburban lawns of settlement communities and the political threat they represent is sobering.  The current Labor government in Israel, and American diplomats pursing the peace process, minimize the movement as an irritant that can be managed when the time comes.  Anyone who knows about the tenacity of the settlers, as described by Mr. Friedman, dares not be so confident."--Peter Grose, The New York Times Book Review

"[Zealots for Zion] is among a new genre of works on Israel that . . . appears to be setting a higher standard of objectivity for studies of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. . . . It is not only a penetrating look at the violence-prone Israeli zealots who are behind the aggressive establishment of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land in the occupied territories, but also at the Jewish Americans who encourage, justify and help fund them."--Donald Neff, The Washington Post Book World

"Above all else, Friedman documents the extent to which Israeli political figures have used the settler movement for their own purposes.  He also argues convincingly that the general unwillingness of many Israelis to thwart the zealots poses a grave threat to the future of Palestinian-Israel relations and the tenuous chance of negotiating a peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors."--Rita E. Hauser, Tikkun

"The mystical mythology, yuppie yearnings, willful naivete and raw prejudices of those staking a claim to what they consider to be 'Greater Israel' have rarely been this revealingly and comprehensively documented."--Nisid Hajari, Newsday

The peace agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization gives us hope for the future of the West Bank, but no one expects the transition to be easy.  Who are the zealots who care so deeply about retaining that land for their own?  Robert Friedman, a prize-winning writer, takes a hard, close look at the legacy of the controversial policy of building settlements in the Occupied Territories.  Zealots for Zion is a shocking investigation of the movement by militant right-wing Zionists to reinstitute the ancient civilization of Eretz Yisrael (Greater Israel) on lands seized in the 1967 Six-Day War. 

Comments

Foiuost Foiuost
This book, unless I am mistaken, was one of the first books written on the subject of settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The author has a genuine desire to learn about them and write about them in a clear and coherent way. He does his best considering circumstances to be balanced considering the issue. He, like others since, have put a human face on the generally political movement of settlers. He visits many settlers and settlements and allows them to speak freely. I think he should have tried to visit some more settlements but this was the early 1990s, so they were smaller and more cohesive, so perhaps I am being to modern on it. The book has its limitations such as being written during a time where you really had to go out of your way to get factually correct information on the subject. Meaning the New Historians were still in the making and many "alternative" sources we hidden. So I understand his broad assumptions at points and his narrative following in others, but do not excuse them. Worth a read, 40 Years in the Wilderness is a modern version of this book, but encompasses more types of settlers and is written by Israelis.
Bluecliff Bluecliff
This book is written by a journalist, so it's more focused on stories than wider history or analysis. Still, I found the writer to be a great storyteller who was deeply interested in the subject and fair to his interviewees despite disagreeing with them. I found this book quite useful in researching settlement in the West Bank. If you're looking for more historical and analytic books, try On the Border of Fire: Origins of the National Religious Settler Movement in Israel andThe Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977.
Gholbimand Gholbimand
I admit that I have been one of those Americans who find the whole Israeli-Palestinian thing just too boring and I didn't want to know. I mean, the Jews I know are smart and funny and Israel has lots of Nobel Prize winners so why shouldn't they be able to do what they want in the land that God gave them...except I never really believed that last part.

Friedman interviewed settlers and much of the book is in their own words. If you want to know the history of the settlement movement and what the settlers themselves think about what they are doing and if you don't mind reading a really well-written book, this book is for you.
Zieryn Zieryn
Since the book was published, the plight of the Palestinians has only gotten worse. As the author makes clear, Jewish settlers aren't courageous heroes. They're zealots, filled with hate for an entire group of people. Everyone loses when zealots of any religion or philosophy are allowed to run roughshod. As Americans, our money is given to these irrational zealots by the billions. Why do we allow this? The author provides a fascinating look at this issue much ignored by our country.
Rose Of Winds Rose Of Winds
American's must not take heed to calls for an uneven handed solution to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict.

This book gives an unbiased, real, scary, and detailed overview of settler intentions in 'sharing and co-inciding together' with their arab counterparts.

As this conflict between the two becomes a political tool for 'molding opinion', this insider takes the courage and strength to share a story of a 'fundamental'cause that will effect every nation in the planet and bring a majority of societies to the brink of war.

A MUST READ FOR EVERY FREEDOM LOVING AMERICAN
Micelhorav Micelhorav
Israels west bank settlements, for all the ire they cause, are an extension of the 5 thousand year Jewish existance in the holy land, an existance that waqs almost cut short in 1948.
For example take the most steadfast settlers of Kiryat Arba outside of Hebron. THe author rags on these people beyond beleif in an unbiased manner which smacks of his dislike and knee jerk reaction to the term 'settler'. But the very brave Jews who live in hebron today are merely extensions of the jewish community that has always existed in hebron. Unfortunatly this age old community was virtually whiped out in the Arab riots of 1929 and they have only recently returned, standing up to those that beleive they should be thrown into the sea.
THis book is a biased account of these Jewish pioneers who settled a wild land and made it productive. THis is the account of the extension of Zionism into the West Bank and Gaza. In 1948 the Jordanian army and its arab militias whiped out the Jews of the Etzion Bloc in the West Bank and closed the Old Jewish quarter of Jerusalum. Yet the author condemns the Jews who wished to return to their ancestral lands following the 67' war. THis book, one of the few on the subject deserves some merit because it does shed light on these people, unfortunatly its a biased light.