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

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

byJoel Kovel

Paperback | February 28, 2007

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?I think that if persons concerned about the problems of Jews and Zionism could have but one book on the subject on their shelf, it should be this one.?? Socialism and Democracy

The Zionist movement has had an unprecedented impact on global politics. The quest for a Jewish nation-state has caused turmoil and despair for the Palestinian people and has redefined what it means to be Jewish. Prominent American activist and intellectual Joel Kovel has written a critical exploration of the history of Zionism, arguing that a one-state solution is the only viable option for peace.

Kovel recounts the extraordinary genesis of the Zionist movement and the explicit goals of its founders to create a Jewish-only state in Palestine. He examines how the pursuit of this path has changed the nature of Jewry, the fate of the Palestinian people, and the relationship between the Western and the Muslim world. Kovel?s passionate concern for social justice makes him unable to accept the two-state solution for Palestine and Israel as a path to peace, and incapable of reconciling his Jewish identity with the goals of Zionism.

Joel Kovel was a candidate for the Green nomination for US President in 2000. His ten books include The Enemy of Nature: The End of Capitalism or the End of the World? (2002), White Racism: A Psychohistory (1970), History and Spirit (1991), and Red Hunting in the Promised Land: Anticommunism and the Making of America (1994). Kovel is...
Title:Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/PalestineFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:February 28, 2007Publisher:Between the LinesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1897071264

ISBN - 13:9781897071267

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From the Author

Joel Kovel spoke about Overcoming Zionism in an interview with Hassan Husseini for Briarpatch Magazine in August of 2007. Click here to read the interview

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
  • Part I: Coming to Zion
  • Chapter 1: A People Apart
  • Chapter 2: The Unnatural History of a Bad Idea
  • Chapter 3: The Spectre of Shoah
  • Part II: The Jewish State
  • Chapter 4: The Only Democracy in the Middle East
  • Chapter 5: Facts on the Ground
  • Chapter 6: Partners in Zion
  • Chapter 7: Bad Conscience and State Racism
  • Chapter 8: Slouching Toward Jerusalem
  • Part III: Zionism Overcome
  • Chapter 9: Beyond the Two-State Solution
  • Chapter 10: Palesrael: A Secular and Universal Democracy for Israel/Palestine
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

"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."