Jews, Israelis and Arabs: An Observer’s View Of Israel’s Shifting Society



Shalom Pollack includes 68 compelling articles in this book, “Jews, Israelis and Arabs”, commenting on events in Israel.

Spanning 50 years as an observer to the challenges of the Jewish state, he concludes that “Identity” is the key one for Israel; how its citizens define themselves.

Pollack writes, “Once our identity as a Jewish country and people is established; once the ‘who’ and ‘why’ is clear, the ‘how’ will proceed.”

Pollack also includes the names of more than 1,500 people who were murdered by the perpetrators of terrorism since the Oslo Accords were signed in 1993, as well as maps showing the size and changing borders of Israel.

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 216 pages
  • Author: Shalom Pollack
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956381016


1 review for Jews, Israelis and Arabs: An Observer’s View Of Israel’s Shifting Society

  1. In this book, “Jews, Israelis and Arabs”, Shalom Pollack describes the experience of immigration and acclimatization of a Brooklyn-born Jew in the State of Israel, and comments on current events in Israeli society.

    The importance of the book is not only in the writer’s personal experience, but in the insights he shares.

    Understanding the intersection of identities in which Israel’s society stands – the struggle between the Israeli and the Jew – we are provided with a glimpse of events to understand what is happening in Israel. For a Jew planning to immigrate to Israel (Aliyah), this book is especially important and will help to eliminate much of the confusion and doubts.

    To this day, the contradiction between the aspiration of Israeli normalcy and the desire to fulfill the Jewish mission has been resolved through compromise. The most famous of the attempts is the Gavison-Medan Covenant, which sought the golden pathway, which would allow Israelis and Jews to continue to travel together on their shared journey.

    It is not compromise, but synergies that we need. We need the formula for connecting the opposites, and we are making progress towards reaching this goal.

    When the Israeli and the Jew will no longer fear each other, but instead, contribute to the special qualities of the other, a great opportunity will emerge from Zion and our country will be a miracle for the nations.

    Moshe Feiglin, Founder of the “Zehut” movement, Former Member and Speaker of the Israeli Knesset

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