Cloth $33.00 ISBN: 9780745332765 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey

Antony Lerman

The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey

Antony Lerman

Distributed for Pluto Press

240 pages | 5.90551 x 9.05512
Cloth $33.00 ISBN: 9780745332765 Published August 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Antony Lerman traces his five-decade personal and political journey from idealistic socialist Zionist to controversial critic of Zionism and Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. As head of an influential UK Jewish think tank, he operated at the highest levels of international Jewish political and intellectual life.

He recalls his 1960s Zionist activism, two years spent on kibbutz and service in the IDF, followed by the gradual onset of doubts about Israel on returning to England. Assailed for his growing public criticism of Israeli policy and Zionism, he details his ostracism by the Jewish establishment.

Through his insider’s critique of Zionism, critical assessment of Jewish politics and analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict Lerman presents a powerful, human rights-based argument about how a just peace can be achieved.
Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Abbreviations and acronyms
1 From Bourgeois to Builder
2 Sunrise Over the Carmel
3 Socialist Zionist
4 ‘It Is No Dream’
5 Searching for Myself
6 Rocking the Boat
7 Political Animal
8 Darkening Skies in Israel and Europe
9 Shedding Illusions
10 Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire
11 Character Assassination and Self-Censorship
12 ‘Gunning for Lerman’
13 Pressing On
14 The Sense of an Ending
15 Afterword
Glossary
Sources for chapter heading quotes
Note on sources
Index

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