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The War Within

Yuval Elizur & Lawrence Malkin

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-0825-9
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8

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In recent years there has been a war raging in Israel, not only the intractable conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians. For many Israelis, it is the internecine conflict with the ultra-orthodox Haredim that impacts their lives the most. Because of the current administration’s policies, a sizable and influential swath of the Israeli population is wholly dependent on government largesse, even while their leaders continually under-mine and renounce the state that makes their way of life possible.

The first book on a long-neglected issue that is quickly crystallizing into a national debate and featuring a new afterword exploring the changes in Israel in 2013, The War Within is a lively and trenchant exploration of the battle between church and state. Acclaimed journalists Yuval Elizur and Lawrence Malkin expose the situation today and how it will affect not only the future of Israel itself but its relationship with America and the Western powers as well.

Praise for The War Within:

“An important expose on an internal threat to the Zionist dream.” —H. D. S. Greenway, former Jerusalem correspondent for The Washington Post

“An urgent message for anyone interested in the fate of Israel.” —Curtis Wilkie, former Jerusalem bureau chief for The Boston Globe

“Elizur and Malkin pull no punches in documenting, analyzing, and commenting upon the turbulent religious kulturkampf which rends Israeli society, with ominous repercussions for citizens of Israel and Jews everywhere.” —David Landau, Israel correspondent for The Economist

Yuval Elizur has written for The Washington Post, Haaretz, and The Boston Globe, among others. A distinguished Israeli journalist, he is the fifth generation of his family to have been born in Jerusalem.

Lawrence Malkin is an award-winning correspondent who served in London, Paris, Washington, New Delhi, Madrid, the United Nations, New York City and elsewhere for Time magazine, the International Herald Tribune, and The Associated Press. He lives in New York City.

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