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Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Paperback – October 13, 2003
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have been reading your poignant book, Wrestling with Zion: Progressive Jewish-American Responses to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Tony Kushner and Alisa Solomon (Oct 13, 2003).
As someone who left Israel and converted to Christianity seeking a way out of the endless cycle of hatred and violence that characterizes life there, I also have wrestled with Tziyon.
But to my shock I have discovered that much of the impetus for aggressive Zionism came from evangelical Christians in the UK and US, as described in this book: Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism by Victoria Clark (Nov 28, 2007).
I have attached a study that tries to put Zionism into a larger theological and historical perspective.
I think it might help you deal with the ugly aspects of Zionism that aggrieve many of us by explaining their roots in Christianity and Western Imperialism.
I also was very moved by Judith Butler's essay about President Summers of Harvard attempting to indict all who critique Israel as anti-Semites. Having attended Harvard many years ago, and whose father is a Harvard professor, I can attest that their arrogance and domineering nature is breathtaking. I would suggest that Harvard academics revise Descarte's famous I think because I am to I think because I am at Harvard.
Anyway, as a former Israeli Haredi nationalist who converted to Christianity in 2000 and has renounced all association with Zionism, I too have been subjected to withering attacks. This is a letter I sent to Israeli consulates around the world following the Mavey Marmara atrocity. And this is a dialogue I had long ago with Israeli über-Zionists who denounced me as well.Read more ›
There will be reviewers who will give this book a low evaluation and use childish remarks to try and delegitimize its authors and editors; ignore these people. This book is a fundamental collection of works that should be ready by anyone interested in the honest truth behind the bloody establishment of the Jewish State and the consequences of its ever-more-bloody policies.
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This book was writen by a group of intellectuals who legitimize themselve by claiming Jewishness. Writing out of the security of their homes in America they tell Israeli how to... Read morePublished on December 13, 2007 by Isel Breshinski
This book is a small contribution to the effort to blame, stigmatize, and ultimately delegitimize the state of Israel. Read morePublished on January 30, 2007 by Shalom Freedman
The authors in this volume are intelligent. And while some folks may call them "self-hating Jews," I sure don't. Read morePublished on December 23, 2004 by Jill Malter
This Book features far too many writers who only pretend to care about the future of the human beings who populate the land of Israel. Read morePublished on March 1, 2004 by Cranky_Kitty