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Reluctant ally : United States foreign policy toward the Jews from Wilson to Roosevelt /
Frank W. Brecher.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1991.
xvii, 168 p. ; 25 cm. --
0313279004 (alk. paper)
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Long Description
United States diplomatic policy towards European Jews, Zionists, and Israelis remains vitally important to the stability and international posture of numerous countries. This study traces the evolution of that policy from its roots in isolated responses to post-World War I antisemitism to its coherent statement in the post-World War II era. Topics such as the Jewish minority problem in Europe, the history of U.S.-Zionist relations, and the American response to the Holocaust, often treated separately, are here studied together, and their integral part within U.S. policy emphasized. Told in narrative form, this is the story of the origins of U.S. policy towards European Jews and the Jews' reaction to that policy. Reluctant Ally is a powerful account of how the American outrage at mistreatment of European Jewry joined with the Zionist movement to support the inevitable settling of Palestine. Policy changed rapidly from 1900 to mid-century, and this objective discussion of the various aspects of that development brings many new facts to light and furnishes information that can enhance understanding of current U.S. policy toward Israel as well as the current war in the Middle East.
Unpaid Annotation
Told in narrative form, this story of the origins of United States policy towards European Jews, Zionists, and Israelis and the Jews' reaction to that policy becomes a moving account of how the American outrage at mistreatment of European Jewry after World War I joined with an organized response to the Zionist movement to ultimately support the settling of Palestine. Rapid policy changes from 1900 to mid-century are carefully chronicled and the resulting history integrated into a comprehensive overview whose relevance to the current Gulf war and U.S. policy toward Israel cannot be overlooked.
Table of Contents
Woodrow Wilson During the ""Great War"" Woodrow Wilson and the ""King Crane Commission"" to the Near
East Woodrow Wilson and the ""Minorities Treaties"" Charles R. Crane's Crusade for the Arabs
1919-1939 The Onset of the Hitlerian Period, 1933-1941 American Diplomacy Toward the Jews
During the Hitlerian Period Afterword: America's Response to the Holocaust--A Controversy
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