William G Baker, a Near East expert, university professor, retired military intelligence officer, native Arabic and Hebrew linguist, and author, answers the following questions in this book: - What was the Diaspora and why were Jews persecuted? - What is Zionism and by what authority was modern Israel established? - How was modern Israeli culture reconstituted and the Hebrew language revived? - What were the Arab-Israeli wars? - Who is Israel's new existential threat? - Who were the Hebrews, Judahites, and Israelites? - When did they rule the land of Israel, who ended their rule and renamed it Palestine? The book examines the gathering of millions of Jews into a cohesive, new, contemporary Jewish-Israeli society and its development of a strong military, which has made Israel a regional superpower. It also explores the Palestinian narrative and objection to Israel's creation. This is the first single text that covers the historical span of the Hebrew-Israelite-Judahite-Jewish-Israeli narrative from its ethnogenesis in antiquity to its rebirth in modernity.
Author: William G. Baker Publisher: iUniverse Published: 08/31/2021 Pages: 276 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.71lbs Size: 8.50h x 5.50w x 0.58d ISBN: 9781663224767