Set in the first decade of modern Israel’s existence, this volume offers an insightful look at the changing relationship of American Jews and the reborn Jewish nation/state. It is the first in-depth analysis of the subject during this key period.
As the Cold War rages, leaders in all camps are shown attempting to shape and control the tangled circumstances that engulf themespecially American Jewish Committee president Jacob Blaustein, Israeli founding father David Ben-Gurion, and American presidents Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Tapping into private correspondence, diaries, oral history interviews, scholarly literature and other archival materials, Zvi Ganin provides a richly detailed look at motivations, passions, and attitudes of Jewish and Israeli leaders on numerous issuesnone more affecting than in the stormy debate over dual loyalty.
Series: Modern Jewish History
6 x 9, 272 pages, 9 black and white illustrations