While many writers have described the existential threats facing Israel, few have addressed what Israel should do to survive. The 2009 winner of the National Jewish Book Award, Daniel Gordis’ Saving Israel: How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End (Wiley, 2009) offers up suggestions as to what Israel must think and do in order to survive. In the process of presenting a new defense of the Jewish state, Gordis debunks pernicious myths about American Jews, Israeli Arabs, the prospects of land for peace, and Judaism’s position on fighting wars.
“Few books can combine the sweep of Israel’s complex and extraordinary history with personal insight and passion. Saving Israel accomplishes this and more, it educates and inspires it readers while furnishing them with well-grounded hope for the future,” observed Michael Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States and bestselling author of Six Days of War.