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Overcoming Zionism : Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, Joel Kovel

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Overcoming Zionism : Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
Title
Overcoming Zionism
Title remainder
Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine
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Joel Kovel
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Language
eng
Summary
  • A sensitive and insightful critique of the contradictions of Zionism.
  • Joel Kovel's uncompromising criticism of Zionism is rooted in a very deep feeling of empathy and solidarity with his fellow-Jews caught in the death-trap of the Zionist adventure. The way out Kovel is suggesting - a bi-national Israeli-Palestinian state - may be challenged, but definitely not ignored. -- Michel Warschawski, former director of the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem This book is absolutely fundamental for those who reject the unfortunate confusion between Jews, Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel - a confusion which is the basis for systematic manipulation by the imperialist power system. It convincingly argues in favour of a single secular state for Israelis and Palestinians as the only democratic solution for the region. -- Samir Amin, director of the Third World Forum An impressive, important book. ... I think that if persons following the current discussion and concerned about the problems of Jews and Zionism and Isreal and the Middle-East, even world peace, could have but one book on the subject on their shelf, it should be this one. -- Media Lens
Biographical or historical data
Joel Kovel has served as a professor in Psychiatry, Anthropology, Political Science, Social Studies and Communications. He is currently editor-in-chief of Capitalism Nature Socialism (http://www.cnsjournal.org/). Kovel has developed his distinctive approach, which draws on both psychoanalysis and Marxism, across a wide range of publications. His ten books include The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? (2002), White Racism: A Psychohistory (1970) and Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anticommunism and the Making of America (1994). Kovel is also a political activist and a media commentator.
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UK-WkNB
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Kovel, Joel
Dewey number
  • 320.1095694
  • 320.5'4'095694
  • 956.94
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Zionism
  • Democracy
  • Jewish nationalism
  • Constitution: government & the state
  • Political structures: democracy
  • Human rights
  • Jewish studies
  • Politics and Government
  • Constitution: government & the state
  • Political structures: democracy
  • Human rights, civil rights
  • Social groups: religious groups & communities
  • Israel
  • West Bank
  • Gaza Strip
Summary expansion
-- A call to transform Israel into a secular democracy by a leading writer --'This book is absolutely fundamental for those who reject the unfortunate confusion between Jews, Judaism, Zionism and the State of Israel -- a confusion which is the basis for systematic manipulation by the imperialist power system. It convincingly argues in favour of a single secular state for Israelis and Palestinians as the only democratic solution for the region.'Samir Amin, director of the Third World Forum'Joel Kovel's uncompromising criticism of Zionism is rooted in a very deep feeling of empathy and solidarity with his fellow-Jews caught in the death-trap of the Zionist adventure. The way out Kovel is suggesting - a bi-national Israeli-Palestinian state - may be challenged, but definitely not ignored.'Michel Warschawski, former director of the Alternative Information Centre in JerusalemJoel Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a `state-sponsored racism' fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. Only a path toward a single-state secular democracy can provide the justice essential to healing the wounds of the Middle East. Kovel is well-known writer on the Middle East conflict. This book draws on his detailed knowledge to show that Zionism and democracy are essentially incompatible. He offers a thoughtful account of the emergence and disintegration of Zionism that integrates psychological, political, cultural, economic, and ideological levels.Ultimately, Kovel argues, a two-state solution is essentially hopeless as it concedes too much to the regressive forces of nationalism, wherein lie the roots of continued conflict.Praise for Kovel's previous book White Racism:"[A] singularly impressive and well written book." The New York TimesPraise for Red Hunting in the Promised Land:'[A] provocative and stimulating book.' Library Journal'Fantastic.' Kirkus
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Overcoming Zionism : Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, Joel Kovel
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Publication
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Paperback. Trade paperback (UK)
Contents
Prologue Part One COMING TO ZION 1. A People Apart 2. The Unnatural History of a Bad Idea 3. The Spectre of Shoah Part Two THE JEWISH STATE 4. The Only Democracy in the Middle East 5. Facts on the Ground 6. Partners in Zion 7. Bad Conscience and State Racism 8. Slouching Toward Jerusalem Part Three ZIONISM OVERCOME 9. Beyond the Two-State Solution 10. Palesrael: A Secular and Universal Democracy for Israel/Palestine Bibliography Index
Control code
9780745325699
Dimensions
22x14 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780745325699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780745325699
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Overcoming Zionism : Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine, Joel Kovel
Publication
Note
Paperback. Trade paperback (UK)
Contents
Prologue Part One COMING TO ZION 1. A People Apart 2. The Unnatural History of a Bad Idea 3. The Spectre of Shoah Part Two THE JEWISH STATE 4. The Only Democracy in the Middle East 5. Facts on the Ground 6. Partners in Zion 7. Bad Conscience and State Racism 8. Slouching Toward Jerusalem Part Three ZIONISM OVERCOME 9. Beyond the Two-State Solution 10. Palesrael: A Secular and Universal Democracy for Israel/Palestine Bibliography Index
Control code
9780745325699
Dimensions
22x14 cm.
Extent
320 p.
Isbn
9780745325699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other control number
9780745325699
Specific material designation
regular print

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