Cross on the Star of David: The Christian World in Israel's Foreign Policy, 1948-1967 (Indiana Series in Middle East Studies) by Uri Bialer
Indiana University Press | October 26, 2005 | English | ISBN: 0253346479 | 256 pages | PDF | 2 MB
The official establishment of the State of Israel in May 1948 constituted the realization of the Zionist vision, but military victory left in its wake internal and external survival issues that would threaten this historic achievement for decades to come. The refusal of the international community to recognize the political, geographic, and demographic results of the War of Independence presented Israel with a permanent regional security threat, while isolating and alienating it in the international arena. One of the most formidable problems Israeli foreign policy faced was the stance of the Christian world toward the new state.