Israel: A Foreign Affair offers an insider’s view of Israel, those who shaped Israels destiny, and the American-Israel relationship during the peace process era - stories only the author can tell. Melding journey, insight and historic photos intoMoreIsrael: A Foreign Affair offers an insider’s view of Israel, those who shaped Israels destiny, and the American-Israel relationship during the peace process era - stories only the author can tell. Melding journey, insight and historic photos into inspiring story clusters, Dr. Joyce Starr sheds critical light on the US/Israel relationship.A courageous family background and fateful turning points transform the author into a war volunteer, witness, and champion for the State of Israel.
Her journey catapults her to a key White House role and to the trust and respect of Israeli prime ministers, defense ministers, foreign ministers, and legendary Israeli personalities. Her unusual career – quasi-diplomat, activist, analyst, and writer – is a tale unto itself.This volume spotlights: initial hopes for the Middle East peace process- the revolution forged by Menachem Begin, Anwar Sadat and Jimmy Carter- a rare glimpse of Yitzhak Rabin- and General Arik Sharons most heart-wrenching challenge.Dr.
Starr also contributes precious kernels of Jewish history: how the Uman grave site of revered Chassidic master Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was saved from destruction- a rabbi who risked all during the Russian Pogroms- a rebbetzin (rabbi’s wife) who led the escape from sure death to American shores- brave Christians who jeopardized their own lives to rescue a Jewish family- and the determination of four generations of Jewish women.A leading authority on US-Israel relations, she highlights the human dimension, while unraveling the policy consequences.
The great divide between Israelis who can’t fathom the American mentality and Americans who know and/or “love” Israel in superficial terms, results in an emotional tension and yearning that affects so many.This fast-paced work will enrich your understanding of Israel and those who loved her. Historians will discover missing pieces and valuable clues.