|About the Book|
John Hohenberg was at the United Nations on May 14, 1948, when Israel became an independent state and has followed its history closely ever since. His most recent book, Israel at 50: A Journalists Perspective, traces this countrys tumultuous path to national stability and its rocky relationship with the United States, the United Nations, and the Arab world. This book details the complex politics that distinguish Israel from its neighbors, observed by a journalist who has studied the country for five decades. Hohenberg describes the obstacles that the independent, self-governing Israeli state has overcome in the Middle East, the issues it still faces, and the role it continues to play as an American ally and a member of the United Nations.