Our American Israel

Our American Israel

The Story of An Entangled Alliance

Book - 2018
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How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel's identity has been entangled with America's belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations' turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future.-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, Harvard University Press,, 2018.
ISBN: 9780674737624
Characteristics: 352 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Lands of refuge
Founding Israel in America
Invincible victim
"Not the Israel we have seen in the past"
Future of the Holocaust
Apocalypse soon
Homeland insecurities.
Summary: How did a Jewish state come to resonate profoundly with Americans in the twentieth century? Since WWII, Israel's identity has been entangled with America's belief in its own exceptionalism. Turning a critical eye on the two nations' turbulent history together, Amy Kaplan unearths the roots of controversies that may well divide them in the future.-- Provided by publisher

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