The small state of Israel, founded in 1948 as a safe haven for Jews from all over the world, is economically and militarily strong today, but has not yet found the normality and security it had hoped for.
Zadoff's book recounts the country‘s history from Zionist immigration through conflicts with its Arab neighbors and Palestinian population to the present, showing the impact that key events have had on culture and society.
It is a delightful, factual introduction for everyone who is not indifferent to the small country Israel, which is full of contradictions.
Read an extract from the book here:
Noam Zadoff: Geschichte Israels: Von der Staatsgründung bis zur Gegenwart, München: Beck Verlag, 2020, S. 7-10