Understanding Zionism: History and Perspectives

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About the Author

Anne Perez is an historian of modern Jewish and Israeli history. She earned a PhD in History at the University of California, Davis, and an MA in Theological Studies at Bethel Seminary San Diego. Dr. Perez has conducted research in Israel and England, lived and worked in Lebanon and Scotland, and now resides in Alabama with her family.


Understanding Zionism is a masterfully written guidebook through one of the most contested subjects in modern history. Any reader searching for clarity about Zionism and its many interlocutors, historical and contemporary, will benefit from Perez's steady, fair, and compelling account. --Daniel G. Hummel, author of Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli Relations

Drawing from cutting-edge scholarship, and yet free of academic jargon, Understanding Zionism is a thoughtful and concise history of Zionism and the modern Jewish experience. Deftly explaining the multiple varieties of Zionism, and particularly its Christian versions, the book is crucial reading for laypeople and clergy of any faith. I especially recommend it for those interested in contemporary Jewish-Christian relations as well as the place of religion in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. --Shayna Weiss, associate director of the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Understanding Zionism is a comprehensive, nuanced, and accessible history that reveals the diversity both within Zionist movements and among Zionism's critics. In her balanced account of a hotly debated subject, Anne Perez demonstrates that it is possible to understand and tell the truth about historical traumas on both sides without losing sight of our shared humanity--a spark of hope seventy-five years into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. --Deanna Ferree Womack, associate professor of history of religions and interfaith studies at Emory University; author of Protestants, Gender and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria