Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 240

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781566561303

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

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Original Signs

Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel

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“Original Sins is thought -provoking and valuable… [It] is brilliant in its overall analysis… Beit-Hallahmi succeeds in presenting a wide-ranging yet concise, highly readable, well-organized, rational analysis that is laced with fresh insights and hard-hitting criticisms. Original Sins is to date the best brief overview published in English of the definition and history of Zionism in theory and practice. ” – Middle East Policy

About this book

Starting from a non-idealizing, non-demonological review of Judaism, Jewish history and anti-Semitism, this book presents a sympathetic analysis of the development of political Zionism - and goes on to show how a dream can become both a living reality and a nightmare.

While Beit-Hallahmi does not fault the idea of a Jewish state in the abstract, he shows how Zionism in practice and power becomes a kind of settler colonialism trying to ignore its victims - the Palestinians. The purpose of Original Sins is to counter the mystification on both sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, to examine causes and principles, and to reach an analysis of the current political and moral crisis, in search for a solution to end the suffering on both sides.

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About the author

Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi is a noted Israeli scholar and author of The Israeli Connection: Who Israel Arms and Why. He teaches at Haifa University.

Reviews

“Original Sins is thought -provoking and valuable… [It] is brilliant in its overall analysis… Beit-Hallahmi succeeds in presenting a wide-ranging yet concise, highly readable, well-organized, rational analysis that is laced with fresh insights and hard-hitting criticisms. Original Sins is to date the best brief overview published in English of the definition and history of Zionism in theory and practice. ” – Middle East Policy

Additional information

Author

Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

240

Type

HB

Illustrator

Lovekin, Jonathan

Author Home

Israel

Subtitle

Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel

Format

6" x 9"

Reviews

"Original Sins is thought -provoking and valuable… [It] is brilliant in its overall analysis… Beit-Hallahmi succeeds in presenting a wide-ranging yet concise , highly readable , well-organized , rational analysis that is laced with fresh insights and hard-hitting criticisms. Original Sins is to date the best brief overview published in English of the definition and history of Zionism in theory and practice. " – Middle East Policy

MainReview

"Original Sins is thought -provoking and valuable… [It] is brilliant in its overall analysis… Beit-Hallahmi succeeds in presenting a wide-ranging yet concise, highly readable, well-organized, rational analysis that is laced with fresh insights and hard-hitting criticisms. Original Sins is to date the best brief overview published in English of the definition and history of Zionism in theory and practice. " – Middle East Policy