The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist : A Personal and Political Journey
Antony Lerman traces his four-decade personal, political and intellectual journey from idealistic socialist Zionist in the 1960s to controversial critic of Zionism and Israeli policies towards the Palestinians. As head of an influential policy think tank and a major grant-making foundation, he operated at the highest levels of UK and international Jewish political and intellectual life. Offering an insider's account, he shows the effects of pro-Israeli lobbying and details how he was ostracised by the Jewish establishment for his views on Zionism and critical opinions on Israeli policy. Through his critique of Zionism, his critical assessment of Jewish political processes, and his analysis of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the author presents a powerful human rights-based argument about how the conflict can be resolved while respecting views on all sides.
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- Hardback | 288 pages
- 150 x 230mm
- 20 Aug 2012
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
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About Antony Lerman
Antony Lerman was Director of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research and is now a writer on Middle East affairs, Jewish politics, antisemitism and multiculturalism. His work has appeared in many publications including the Guardian, Independent, the Nation, Ha'aretz, Prospect, openDemocracy. He was Editor of the academic journal Patterns of Prejudice and is a member of the Black-Jewish-Asian Forum.