Loewenstein, Antony. My Israel Question. Melbourne University Press 2007 (2nd edn). Paperback, ex lib but stamps very discreet, cover partly protected by adhesive tape, spine creased, otherwise VG.
The undeclared war in the Middle East is the abiding conflict of our era, with little apparent hope of resolution despite years of peace talks. On one side of the conflict, in the face of suicide bombings and international criticism over its military aggression, Israel asserts the right of the Jewish state to exist in Palestine. On the other, the Palestinian people struggle, some peacefully, some violently, for survival. In "My Israel Question", a young Australian Jew, Antony Loewenstein, asks how much Zionism - the ideology of Jewish nationalism - is to blame for this intractable conflict. This is a searching discussion from a significant new voice in one of the most important debates of our times.