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For The Land And The Lord: Jewish Fundamentalism In Israel
For The Land And The Lord: Jewish Fundamentalism In Israel
By Ian S. Lustick
Council on Foreign Relations, 1988, 244 pp

Lustick's analysis of Jewish fundamentalism, spearheaded in action by Gush Emunim and the militant settlers in the occupied territories, shows how much Israel's political scene has changed since 1967. He explains how this movement, with deep roots in Jewish history and messianic insistence on redemption of all of "Eretz Israel," has created what may be insuperable obstacles to a negotiated settlement with the Arabs and a stable democratic future for Israel. The prospect has serious implications for American policy, although American policy may not be able to do much about it.