Reluctant Ally: United States Foreign Policy toward the Jews from Wilson to Roosevelt

Synopsis

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.