Trouble in the Tribe

Trouble in the Tribe

The American Jewish Conflict Over Israel

Book - 2016
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"Trouble in the Tribe explores the increasingly contentious place of Israel in the American Jewish community. In a fundamental shift, growing numbers of American Jews have become less willing to unquestioningly support Israel and more willing to publicly criticize its government. More than ever before, American Jews are arguing about Israeli policies, and many, especially younger ones, are becoming uncomfortable with Israel's treatment of Palestinians. Dov Waxman argues that Israel is fast becoming a source of disunity for American Jewry, and that a new era of American Jewish conflict over Israel is replacing the old era of solidarity. Drawing on a wealth of in-depth interviews with American Jewish leaders and activists, Waxman shows why Israel has become such a divisive issue among American Jews. He delves into the American Jewish debate about Israel, examining the impact that the conflict over Israel is having on Jewish communities, national Jewish organizations, and on the pro-Israel lobby. - Provided by publisher.
Contents: 1. The changing American Jewish relationship with Israel
2. The end of 'Israel right or wrong'
3. The argument about Israel
4. The erosion of consensus
5. The fracturing of the Pro-Israel lobby
6. The challenge to the Jewish establishment
7. The polarization of American Jewry
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: 303.8924 W
Characteristics: x, 316 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780691168999
0691168997

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