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The Resource Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967, Uri Bialer, (electronic resource)

Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967, Uri Bialer, (electronic resource)

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Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967
Title
Cross on the star of David
Title remainder
the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967
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Uri Bialer
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Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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Bialer, Uri
Dewey number
327.56940456/34/09045
LC call number
BX1629.I75
LC item number
B53 2005eb
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ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Indiana series in Middle East studies
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  • Catholic Church
  • Church and state
  • Christians
  • Israel
  • Israel
Summary expansion
The official establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 constituted the realization of the Zionist vision, but military victory left in its wake internal and external survival issues that would threaten this historic achievement for decades to come. The refusal of the international community to recognize the political, geographic, and demographic results of the War of Independence presented Israel with a permanent regional security threat, while isolating and alienating it in the international arena. One of the most formidable problems Israeli foreign policy faced was the stance of the Christian world toward the new state. Attitudes ranged from hostility and categorical non-recognition by the Catholic Church, through Protestant ambivalence, to Evangelical support. Cross on the Star of David presents the first scholarly analysis, based on newly declassified documents, of Israeli policymaking on this issue. Uri Bialer focuses on the impact that modes of thinking rooted in the historical tradition of Jewish-Christian interactions had on Israeli policymakers and concludes that they were not innocent of the perceptions and biases that influenced the Christian world's behavior toward Israel. The result is a fine-grained, original interpretation of an important dimension of Israeli foreign policy from the founding of the State to the 1967 War
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Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967, Uri Bialer, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Contents
The sense of threat emerges -- The struggle for Jerusalem : the papal connection -- At the gates of the Vatican -- Theology and diplomacy -- Missionary activity -- Goat and chicken diplomacy : Israel and its Christian communities -- Israel and the question of the Russian ecclesiastical assets -- Land in the shadow of the cross : German Lutheran, Catholic, and Greek Orthodox property in Israel -- Epilogue: on viewing the enemy and bridge building
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OCM1bookssj0000132896
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unknown
Isbn
9780253346476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000132896
Label
Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967, Uri Bialer, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [225]-233) and index
Contents
The sense of threat emerges -- The struggle for Jerusalem : the papal connection -- At the gates of the Vatican -- Theology and diplomacy -- Missionary activity -- Goat and chicken diplomacy : Israel and its Christian communities -- Israel and the question of the Russian ecclesiastical assets -- Land in the shadow of the cross : German Lutheran, Catholic, and Greek Orthodox property in Israel -- Epilogue: on viewing the enemy and bridge building
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000132896
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780253346476
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000132896

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