Brothers at War : Israel and the Tragedy of the Altalena

Description

BROTHERS AT WAR is Jerold S. Auerbach's probing and poignant exploration of the tragedy of the Altalena, the doomed ship whose arrival in Israel ignited Jewish fratricidal conflict only weeks after its declaration of statehood in 1948. The destruction of the Altalena, with sixteen of its fighters killed by Israeli soldiers in a bitter two-day battle, threatened the new nation with civil war. This is the first history of the Altalena by a historian and the first to locate it within the context of ancient Jewish and contemporary Israeli history. The Altalena remains embedded in Israeli memory, Auerbach suggests, still framing unresolved issues of political legitimacy and will in the Jewish state. This new book tells the story, and the present profound implications, of a moment in the birth of modern Israel that has angles and repercussions relevant to many issues today, in Israel and beyond.

Details

Author(s)
Professor Jerold S Auerbach
Format
Paperback | 174 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 9mm | 240g
Publication date
25 May 2011
Publisher
Quid Pro, LLC
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, black and white
ISBN10
1610270614
ISBN13
9781610270618
Bestsellers rank
1,562,403