On May 14, 1948, under the stewardship of President Harry S. Truman, the United States became the first nation to recognize the State of Israel -- just moments after sovereignty had been declared in Jerusalem. But it was hardly a foregone conclusion that America would welcome the creation of this new country. While acknowledging this as one of his proudest moments, Truman also admitted that no issue was "more controversial or more complex than the problem of Israel."
Impeccably researched and brilliantly told, based on never-before-used archival material, A Safe Haven is a suspenseful, moment-by-moment re-creation of this crossroads in U.S.-Israeli relations and Middle Eastern politics.
This book is intellectually dishonest. It is written for one reason and one reason alone...Zionist propaganda. Harry S. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Hill Country Rambler
Thank you Allis and Ronald Radosh for a well researched telling of the years from 1945 to 1947 and the creation of the Jewish state where we learn that:
1) The US State... Read more
A very well researched and highly informative book about the internal politics of the Truman administration, which was one of the greatest friends that Israel ever had. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Cliff Pinto
I live in Israel. The events surrounding the founding of the state are often presented with personal views influencing the narritave. Not the case in this book. Read morePublished 12 months ago by SMB.
Well written - a true account of what happened when the Jews crusaded for a place of their own in Palestine. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Thunderbirdgal
I just finished the book and there is only one assertion in it with which I have trouble.
On pages 288-289 the authors discuss the special election that was held in The... Read more
Who is to decide who was where first? Genetic DNA research has shown that original immigration for everyone came from the continent of
Africa. Read more
Another story of the challenges our presidents must address if not resolve. no wonder hst keeps moving up the list of great presidents. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by Frank Sellgren