NEW STAR IN THE NEAR EAST by Kenneth W. Bilby

NEW STAR IN THE NEAR EAST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

By the New York Herald Tribune Palestine correspondent, this is unprejudiced political coverage of the last two years in the new land which considers the tri-partite interests at play here, British, Arab, and Jewish, does not ignore the ""vast reservoir of animosity and suspicion"" which still remains and makes the present peace an uneasy one at best. Here is the country where the Jews found security- a security they saw in terms of more people, more homes, more factories; the months of war and the airlift prior to the proclamation of statehood; the incidents of terrorism; the many schisms from within as well as the resentment from without; Jerusalem, the tinderbox; the inrush of immigration and the Arab reaction; spot profiles of Britain's High Commissioner, Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham, of Weizmann, the modern Moses, of Prime Minister Ben-Gurion; and of the many challenges Palestine faces which all add up to ""an imperative demand for peace"". An analysis which is politically angled and international in its outlook, and one which is seemingly without fear or favor.

Pub Date: Aug. 24th, 1950
Publisher: Doubleday