- Paperback: 228 pages
- Publisher: Judean Hills Press (August 4, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0692735690
- ISBN-13: 978-0692735695
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,947,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Lawyer, author, and activist Calev Myers is the founder of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a prominent Israeli NGO advocating for freedom of religion, human rights and civil justice in Israel and throughout the Middle East.
A passionate advocate for a world without racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism, Myers is also a board member for the International Association of Jewish Lawyers and has worked for many years as a partner at Yehuda Raveh & Co. Law Offices, a leading firm founded by Gideon Hausner, Israel's State Prosecutor in the Adolf Eichman trial.
Myers is a regular contributor to the op-ed pages of major Israeli newspapers and news websites and makes frequent appearances on Israeli and international television programs as a human rights current events analyst.
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supported African Americans during those challenging years. I love this book, and I highly recommend you put it on your reading list.
Simply fantastic. I give Crucial Alliance a TEN star rating. A MUST read!
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Civil Right's Movement
Calev Myers, who is an American-Israeli, is a Partner in the Israeli law firm Yehuda Raveh & Co. “Crucial Alliance,” published in the United States of America by Judean Hills Press in 2016, is a book whose timely appearance confronts American society that is strongly divided: where members of the political Far-Left and the political Far-Right are usurping the search for Truth. And, the ‘intellectual guardians’ of mainstream American media and American university campus professors, who do not fear losing the safety of their tenured-position, are selectively re-writing History: to conform to the vision of their own agendas.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his fellow African Americans immediately sweep up the reader in the emotional context of the American civil rights movement that was initiated in the early 1960s – and who was immediately joined by many within the White community, most notably by Jewish activist lawyers, educators, Rabbis and young people.
Calev Myers has written a well-researched book with an extended bibliography section documenting the close relationship between the leaders and activists of the African American community in the United States and the Jewish-American community.
In a series of interesting fact-filling interviews with many of the leaders of the African American Civil Rights Movement, the author unfolds a picture of a strong alliance between African Americans, struggling to be free, and their counterparts among Jewish-Americans – many of whom personally had experienced ‘man’s inhumanity to man.’
Timuel Black, Reverend William Dwight McKissic. Sr. and Pastor Dumisani Washington, and other civil rights leaders, in conversation with the author highlight an historical truth: Jewish-American critical efforts to protect in deed and words, whose unfailing support of yesterday’s activists in the African American community, can today no longer be in doubt.
By undertaking such research, the author does justice to America’s integrity for intellectual honesty. Without actually ‘making damaging references’ to those groups in the United States who today would tear asunder the historical connection between African Americans and their Christian heritage and the Jewish-American community, the author puts forth a simple hope:
‘… that the values inherent in the African American and Jewish-American bonds of friendship’ can again become a teaching source for contemporary students in America’s high schools and on the campuses of America’s colleges and universities.
The author likewise heralds the beginning of an African American and Jewish-American partnership in bringing an American ‘united front’ in support of the State of Israel’s efforts to resolve peacefully the social issues tearing apart the Arab-Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli communities. See the following quote:
"...I believe that we are now at a crucial juncture where the historical African American and Jewish partnership can once again be re-established... [to] once again, raise the banner for civil rights in the US and the Middle East." [Source: Calev Myers, Adv. 'Crucial Alliance,' pages 168-169.]
Will “grassroots” secular America accept the challenge?