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Author Bialer, Uri.
Title Cross on the star of David : the Christian world in Israel's foreign policy, 1948-1967 / Uri Bialer.
Imprint Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2005]

Author Bialer, Uri.
Series Indiana series in Middle East studies.
Indiana series in Middle East studies.
Subject Catholic Church -- Foreign relations -- Israel.
Church and state -- Israel.
Christians -- Government policy -- Israel.
Israel -- Foreign relations -- Catholic Church.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1948-1967.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 240 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The sense of threat emerges -- The struggle for Jerusalem : the papal connection -- At the gates of the Vatican -- Theology and diplomacy -- Missionary activity -- Goat and chicken diplomacy : Israel and its Christian communities -- Israel and the question of the Russian ecclesiastical assets -- Land in the shadow of the cross : German Lutheran, Catholic, and Greek Orthodox property in Israel -- Epilogue: on viewing the enemy and bridge building.
Note Print version record.
Summary Cross on the Star of David presents the first scholarly analysis, based on newly declassified documents, of Israeli policymaking on the stance of the Christian world toward the new state of Israel. Bailer focuses on the impact that modes of thinking rooted in the historical tradition of Jewish-Christian interactions had on Israeli policymakers and concludes that they were not innocent of the perceptions and biases that influenced the Christian world's behavior toward Israel.
ISBN 025311148X (electronic bk.)
9780253111487 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 71317123
Additional Format Print version: Bialer, Uri. Cross on the star of David. Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, ©2005 0253346479 (DLC) 2005004485 (OCoLC)58043260.

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