Gershom Gorenberg, "Accidental Empire: Israel's Settlement Dilemma"
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Gershom Gorenberg is an American-born Israeli historian, journalist specializing in Middle Eastern politics and the interaction of religion and politics. He is currently a senior correspondent for The American Prospect, which is a monthly American political magazine. He self-identifies as "a left-wing, skeptical Orthodox Zionist Jew." Some of his books include: The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, The End of Days: Fundamentalism and the Struggle for the Temple Mount, and Seventy Facets: A Commentary on the Torah from the Pages of the Jerusalem Report.
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