Tag Zionism

Zionism and Human Rights: A Conversation with Historian James Loeffler

Human rights are universal. They belong to everyone, as the term implies. But the movement for human rights is a story grounded in particulars: a time, a place, a group of people. That story is told, brilliantly and for the first time, in Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in

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Lest We Forget: Palestine Betrayed

Sarah Underwood— Who betrayed whom in Palestine? Many people with many purposes would call western nations like Great Britain or eastern powers like the Arab League the traitors, with Arabs and Jews alternating the position of betrayed. For Efraim Karsh, author of Palestine Betrayed, one important and forgotten answer is

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Israel’s Independence and Churchill’s Zionism

As Israel, and its millions of supporters world-wide, celebrate its 60th birthday, few realize the important role that Winston Churchill played in the establishment of the State of Israel and the shaping of the modern Middle East. Michael Makovsky’s groundbreaking Churchill’s Promised Land, brings this and much more to light

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Morris’s 1948 is a critics’ favorite

Under the spotlight of the 60th anniversary of Israeli independence, Benny Morris’s recent book, 1948, is a praised as a shining example. Last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review features David Margolick’s review, saying: “Morris relates the story of his new book soberly and somberly, evenhandedly and exhaustively.” The May

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Michael Makovsky named Sami Rohr Prize Finalist

Michael Makovsky, author of Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft, has been named one of five finalists for this year’s Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature. The Jewish Book Council, who administers the award, considers Churchill’s Promised Land to be “a book of exceptional literary merit that stimulates an interest

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Political leaders are political readers, too

In the past month, important political figures have been seen with books published by Yale University Press: Charm Offensive: How China’s Soft Power Is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick and Churchill’s Promised Land: Zionism and Statecraft by Michael Makovsky. On September 6, 2007, President Bush met with Kevin Rudd,

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Yale Press authors in the news

A few Yale Press authors have recently been in the news… Michael Makovsky, author of Churchill’s Promised Land recently wrote an op/ed piece for The Wall Street Journal called, “Protecting Iraq’s Oil”. (Subcription required) Makovsky’s book is the first to explore fully the role that Zionism played in the political

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Show Notes for Episode 8 (July 2007) of the Yale Press Podcast

Posted by Chris Gondek, Producer/Host of the Yale Press Podcast. One of the reasons I have been asked to write up these show notes is to give listeners a behind the scenes view of what goes on in the production of an episode. Recently, it has been a bit dull

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Yale Press Podcast, Episode 8

Episode 8 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In Episode 8, Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Michael Makovsky about Winston Churchill’s views on Zionism, (2) Tennant Bagley about the controversy surrounding a KGB defector in the early 1960s, and (3) Emily Cockayne about urban nuisances people suffered in

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