Original Sins: Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel

 

Many books in the West on Zionism and Israel published in the West are limited to slogans and counter slogans.  Original Sins goes beyond the accepted parameters by re-examining the terms of the debate.  It provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, accomplishments, contradictions and betrayals of Zionism.  While author Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi does not fault the idea of a Jewish state in the abstract, he shows how Zionism in practice and in power becomes a kind of settler-colonialism trying to ignore its victims—the Palestinians. [read more]