70 Years Across the Sea

American Jews and 21st Century Zionism

Dedicated to Tom Gleason, Bill Laney, and Jim Ramsey


While the Jewish people have been largely united politically in the 70 years since World War II, there are now vast cultural and political differences between and within America's and Israel’s Jewish communities. How the world’s two largest Jewish populations confront the daunting ethical challenges stemming from Zionism in Israel and assimilation abroad will impact not only the character of the Jewish people in the 21st century, but also the limits of international law and the lives of millions of Palestinians living under a half century of military occupation and land seizure...