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Author Laqueur, Walter, 1921-2018.

Title Dying for Jerusalem : the past, present and future of the holiest city / Walter Laqueur
Published Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2005]


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Description 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Young man on the road to Jerusalem, 1938 -- Sukenik and the war of the archaeologists -- Golda Meir and the post-Zionists -- Kibbutz: utopia plus ninety -- Eliachar and the Sephardi aristocracy -- Rehavia: Kaufmann, Koebner, and the German Jews -- Scholem and the Hebrew University -- Shenhabi, the Holocaust, and Yad Vashem -- Musa Alami and the Arab-Jewish conflict -- Gabriel Stern and the binational state -- Recollections of Talbiyeh -- Mea Shearim and the black hats -- Musrara and the panthers from Morocco -- Serfaty, Curiel, and the dilemma of the Jewish Communists -- Dr. Sobolev and the Russian repatriants -- Baedeker, the holy sites, and the Jerusalem syndrome -- Epilogue: I saw the new Jerusalem
Summary Combining the revelatory insights of a cultural anthropologist, the passion of a longtime Zionist and the realism and objectivity of an eminent journalist, Walter Laqueur takes you inside Israel as it once was. In doing so, he covers the entire spectrum from the Arab-Jewish conflict to the state of the kibbutzim, the influx of Russian Jews, the meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Yad Vashem and the future of the Jewish state. Laqueur examines the history and meaning of Jerusalem itself, while challenging that holy city's myths. And he answers perhaps the ultimate question: why are people who do not want to live in Jerusalem still willing to die for it?
Notes Includes index
Subject Laqueur, Walter, 1921-2018.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jerusalem -- History.
Jerusalem -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2005025006
ISBN 1402206321 hardcover
9781402206320 hardcover