The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel’s Soul (2000)

Yoram Hazony

A graphic portrayal of the cultural and political revolt against Israel’s status as the Jewish state, examining trends in academia, literature, media, law, the armed forces, and the foreign policy establishment. In a dramatic new reading of Israeli history, Hazony uncovers the story of how Martin Buber, Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt, and other German-Jewish intellectuals bitterly fought against the establishment of Israel, and later used the Hebrew University as a base for deposing David Ben-Gurion and discrediting Labor Zionism. The Jewish State is a must-read for anyone concerned with Israel’s present and future.