Israel: How did a community of a few thousand Jewish refugees become a modern nation-state and a Jewish homeland

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Alan Dowty distills over half a century of study as an inside/outside analyst of Israel in tracing this remarkable story.

Alan Dowty taught at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1963-1975) before coming to Notre Dame in 1975. He retired at Notre Dame in 2004; in 2003-2006 he was the first holder of the Kahanoff Chair in Israel Studies at the University of Calgary, and in 2005-2007 he was President of the Association for Israel Studies. He has published seven books and over 130 articles on the Middle East, U.S. foreign policy, and international relations; among the books are The Limits of American Isolation, Middle East Crisis: U.S. Decision Making in 1958, 1970, and 1973, The Jewish State: A Century Later, and Israel/Palestine, now in its third edition. He has delivered over 500 public lectures in 20 countries; most recently he served for the second time as a Visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, at Oxford University.

Israel: How did a community of a few thousand Jewish refugees become a modern nation-state and a Jewish homeland

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