Wales has a long history of interest in Palestine and Israel, and a close interest in Jews and Zionism. This monograph, the first to explore the subject, asks searching questions about the relationship that Wales has with the Israel-Palestine situation. Surveying Welsh missionary writing, fictional imaging of Jews, and the political use of Palestine and Israel, it challenges received wisdom about Welsh tolerance and liberalism, and identifies a complex and unique relationship. Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine makes an important contribution to international Jewish studies, to the study of British colonial involvement in Palestine, and to Welsh and Jewish literary and cultural history.)
Dr Jasmine Donahaye is an associate Professor in English literature and creative writing at Swansea University. She has published works of poetry as well as cultural criticism, fiction and creative non-fiction.
Introduction: A beginning and an end 1 Tracing the Wales-Israel tradition 2 The mission to convert the Jews 3 Welsh semitic discourse 4 Twentieth-century political comparisons 5 The Jewish response