THE YOM KIPPUR WAR: Israel and the Jewish People by Moshe -- Ed. Davis

THE YOM KIPPUR WAR: Israel and the Jewish People

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A compilation of reports and musings about public response to the Yom Kippur War of October 1973 -- Jewish and non-Jewish, from leaders, intellectuals and ordinary people on all continents. Some participants (these papers came from a December 1973 symposium in Jerusalem) fear the Arab embargo and the ""specter of oil-fed anti-Semitism."" Others dwell more contentedly on the way Zionism has dominated a sense of Jewish identity since 1967. The book includes contradictory reports about Jewish repression in the Soviet Union during the Yom Kippur War. Eastern Europeans report that despite traditional anti-Semitism in the region, many people praise Israel as an advanced ""European"" country; no contributors discuss the origins of the war and no mention is made of all the contumely on the subject inside Israel itself. There is an undertone of concern about how to attract more immigrants to the country, but the book does not debate solutions to the Mideast question. It is an evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of Diaspora Zionism at a significant testing point.

Pub Date: Sept. 16th, 1974
Publisher: Arno Press