The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist
A Personal and Political Journey
He recalls his 1960s Zionist activism, two years spent on kibbutz and service in the IDF, followed by the gradual onset of doubts about Israel on returning to England. Assailed for his growing public criticism of Israeli policy and Zionism, he details his ostracism by the Jewish establishment.
With a sharp insider's critique, Lerman presents a powerful, human rights-based argument about how a just peace can be achieved.
Antony Lerman is Senior Fellow at the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue in Vienna and Honorary Fellow of the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non-Jewish Relations at Southampton University. He is the author of The Making and Unmaking of a Zionist: A Personal and Political Journey (Pluto, 2012) and editor of Do I Belong? (Pluto, 2017).
Abbreviations and acronyms
1. From Bourgeois to Builder
2. Sunrise Over the Carmel
3. Socialist Zionist
4. ‘It Is No Dream’
5. Searching for Myself
6. Rocking the Boat
7. Political Animal
8. Darkening Skies in Israel and Europe
9. Shedding Illusions
10. Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire
11. Character Assassination and Self-Censorship
12. ‘Gunning for Lerman’
13. Pressing On
14. The Sense of an Ending
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