The Israelis: Founders and Sons (Pelican)

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A REISSUE OF THIS PERSONAL AND POETIC ACCOUNT OF THE MANY HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL FORCES THAT LED TO THE FOUNDING OF THE STATE OF ISRAEL, AND AN EXPLORATION OF THE PROBLEMS OF IDENTITY THAT THE "SONS" OF MODERN ISRAEL FACE-- RACIAL, RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICAL. ANEW FOREWORD BY ELON BRIEFLY EXAMINES THE SHIFTS IN THE ISRAELI PSYCHE SINCE THE BOOK WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN1971 (WHEN IT WAS ABESTSELLER) AND REAFFIRMS HIS VIEW THAT A PARITIONED STATE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RESOLVE THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION.

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Amos Elon (1926-2009) was an essayist, journalist and historian. He was born in Vienna, immigrating to Palestine when a child in 1933. He was for long considered one of Israel's leading journalists. Never a mere votary of Zionism, he finally moved to Tuscany when his disillusionment became closer to despair. Inevitably branded 'a self-hating jew' he once on television snapped at a reactionary accuser, 'I don't hate myself, I just hate Jews like you.' The author of nine books, Faber Finds is reissuing four of them: Founder; The Israelis; Jerusalem and Herzl.

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