An American Political Scientist in Israel: From Athens to Jerusalem
By: Paul Eidelberg (author)Hardback
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This book recounts the author's meetings with some of Israel's political and intellectual leaders after he immigrated to Israel in 1976. He reveals the flawed mentality of Israel's elites and their policy of 'land for peace.' Contributing to this failure is Israel's unstable system of multi-party cabinet government and the country's lack of a written Constitution. Eidelberg offers a Jewish-democratic version of the American Constitution, whose Hebraic roots were recognized by learned men of the eighteenth century.
Professor Paul Eidelberg is the founder and president of The Foundation for Constitutional Democracy and on the Advisory Council of the Ariel Center for Policy Research.
1 Acknowledgments 2 Prologue. What Israel Means to Me Chapter 3 1. My Talks with Israeli Leaders: A Question of Truth Chapter 4 2. Sadat's Strategy Chapter 5 3. Camp David and Statecraft Chapter 6 4. Self-Determination Chapter 7 5. The Fixation of Israel's Elites on "Land for Peace" Chapter 8 6. Demophrenia Chapter 9 7. The UN-PLO Axis of Evil: Part I Chapter 10 8. The UN-PLO Axis of Evil: Part II Chapter 11 9. Ideological and Political Dissonance Chapter 12 10. Politics, the Art of the Possible 13 Acknowledgements 14 Bibliography 15 Index
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