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The founding of Israel in 1948--one of the seminal events of the century--offers a heroic narrative with few parallels in modern history. In 1949, a controversial best-seller in Israel, Tom Segev draws on thousands of declassified documents along with personal…

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This book attempts to construct bridges of communication and engagement between the fields of archaeology and history focused on a new understanding of Galilee. Chapter by chapter, Richard Horsley pieces together a picture of social relations in Galilee that is…

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Since its first publication in 1970, A Survey of Israel’s History has established itself as a popular and useful text in Bible colleges and seminaries. This revision by David O’Brien, which brings A Survey of Israel’s History up to date, is…

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Paul Merkley draws on the published literature of the World Council of Churches, the Middle East Council of Churches, the Roman Catholic Church, and other Christian organizations that have an interest in the question of Israel's past, present, and future, and on…

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This chronology provides a detailed look at the history of Israel and the Jewish World from 1948 to the peace agreement with the PLO in September 1993. After a survey of the Holocaust and the immediate post-World War II years, the Edelheits begin their detailed…

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Relying on archeological artifacts and anthropological study, Mendenhall re-tells the story of Israel's history and faith. While careful not to move beyond the evidence, Mendenhall is not shy about providing an account of the theological dimensions of Israel's…

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This book, based on newly classified material, describes the Jewish defense actions in the 1948 War of Independence. Milstein discloses the internal frictions among the Jewish commanders; the subsequent elevation of Ben Gurion to supreme command; and all the…

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"A remarkable feat--clear, compelling and accessible--. Critical background for any appreciation of the Jewish state."-- The New York Times Book Review With his characteristic grace and lucidity, Howard M. Sachar, renowned author of thirteen earlier…

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Within a broad-based and comprehensive analysis, author David Schnall examines ten major issues facing the Jewish community today. The focus of this timely book shifts easily from the domestic to the international, from the political to the religious developments…

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The well-known historian and political scientist Zeev Sternhell here advances a radically new interpretation of the founding of modern Israel. The founders claimed that they intended to create both a landed state for the Jewish people and a socialist society.…

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Public opinion has played a crucial role in the transitions from war to peace in Israel since the 1967 Six Day War. Security Threatened is the first major analysis of the interactions among opinion, politics and policy in that period, based on opinion surveys of…

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Few rescue missions have succeeded like “Operation Thunderbolt,” the Israeli plan led by Yoni Netanyahu on July 4, 1976, to rescue 105 hijacked Jewish passengers held captive in Uganda’s Entebbe Airport. In her gripping biography Speregen…