How Long Will Israel Survive?

The Threat From Within

Author: Gregg Carlstrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190874317

Category: Political Science

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Israel is surrounded by an array of ever-changing threats. But what if its most serious challenge comes from within? There was once a national consensus in Israeli society: politics was split between left and right, but its people were broadly secular and liberal. Over the past decade, the country has fractured into tribes---disparate groups with little shared understanding of what it means to be a Zionist, let alone an Israeli. A once-unified population fights internecine battles---over religion and state, war and peace, race and identity---contesting the very notion of a 'Jewish and democratic' state. While this shift has profound implications for Israel's relationship with the broadly liberal Jewish diaspora, the greatest consequences will be felt at home. Israel's tribes increasingly lead separate lives; even the army, once a great melting-pot, is now a political and cultural battleground. Tamir Pardo, former head of Mossad, has warned of the risk of civil war. Gregg Carlstrom maps this conflict, from cosmopolitan Tel Aviv to the hilltops of the West Bank, and asks a pressing question: will the Middle East's strongest power survive its own internal contradictions?
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Comparative Grand Strategy

A Framework and Cases

Author: Thierry Balzacq

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198840845

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Page: 368

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This book develops a new approach in explaining how a nation's Grand Strategy is constituted, how to assess its merits, and how grand strategies may be comparatively evaluated within a broader framework. The volume responds to three key problems common to both academia and policymaking. First, the literature on the concept of grand strategy generally focuses on the United States, offering no framework for comparative analysis. Indeed, many proponents of US grand strategy suggest that the concept can only be applied, at most, to a very few great powers such as China and Russia. Second, characteristically it remains prescriptive rather than explanatory, ignoring the central conundrum of why differing countries respond in contrasting ways to similar pressures. Third, it often understates the significance of domestic politics and policymaking in the formulation of grand strategies - emphasizing mainly systemic pressures. This book addresses these problems. It seeks to analyze and explain grand strategies through the intersection of domestic and international politics in ten countries grouped distinctively as great powers (The G5), regional powers (Brazil and India) and pivotal powers hostile to each other who are able to destabilize the global system (Iran, Israel, and Saudi Arabia). The book thus employs a comparative framework that describes and explains why and how domestic actors and mechanisms, coupled with external pressures, create specific national strategies. Overall, the book aims to fashion a valid, cross-contextual framework for an emerging research program on grand strategic analysis.
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Imperial Israel and the Palestinians

The Politics of Expansion

Author: Nur Masalha

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316154

Category: History

Page: 279

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A critical history of Israel's expanisionist politics that reveals how imperialist tendencies run the gamut from Left to Right.
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Will Israel Survive?

Author: Mitchell G. Bard

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230605213

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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While most people view the Palestinian conflict as the greatest threat to Israel's survival, it is in fact only one of the nation's long-term concerns. Aside from terrorists seeking to destroy it, Israel must contend with tensions between religious and secular Jews, the demographic issues posed by a quickly growing Arab population, internal political divisions, and disputes over the water sources that are critical to its survival. In the face of these challenges, the country's future can seem precarious. Bard paints a realistic picture of the road ahead with a hopeful message: Israel will not only survive, but will endure long into the future.
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The Battle for Justice in Palestine

The Case for a Single Democratic State in Palestine

Author: Ali Abunimah

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463478

Category: History

Page: 224

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Efforts to achieve a "two-state solution" have finally collapsed, and the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israeli society lurches toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. This book offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.
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Global Trends

Facing up to a Changing World

Author: A. Done

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230358977

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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Looks at the bigger picture, and the future trends that are going to affect the global business world over the next few years. The author analyses traditional themes such as technology and sustainability but also takes into consideration the effects of developments in other areas such as health, education and demographics
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Empire in the New Testament

Author: Stanley E. Porter,Cynthia Long Westfall

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877328

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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How does a Christian render unto Caesar what is Caesar's, and unto God what is God's? This book is the result of the Bingham Colloquium of 2007 that brought scholars from across North America to examine the New Testament's response to the empires of God and Caesar. Two chapters lay the foundation for that response in the Old Testament's concept of empire, and six others address the response to the notion of empire, both human and divine, in the various authors of the New Testament. A final chapter investigates how the church fathers regarded the matter. The essays display various methods and positions; together, however, they offer a representative sample of the current state of study of the notion of empire in the New Testament.
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Time

Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Surveillance Society

The Rise of Antichrist

Author: Grant R. Jeffrey

Publisher: WaterBrook

ISBN: 030750882X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Grant Jeffrey’s new prophecy book Surveillance Society examines the fascinating predictions that are setting the stage for the rise of the Antichrist and world government in the last days. New advances in the technology of global surveillance are threatening our freedom and privacy. This includes: ·The plans of NATO to create a world government ·Astonishing surveillance technologies that threaten our freedom and privacy ·Your e-mail and Internet surfing is recorded and available for viewing ·The secret Echelon global surveillance that monitors your phone calls ·The threat from computer information weapons ·Global economic war ·The rise of the Antichrist and the world’s first super state ·Government and corporate databases contain every detail of your life.
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