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A Safe Haven: Harry S. Truman and the Founding of Israel by Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh

By Allis Radosh, Ronald Radosh

On may perhaps 14, 1948, below the stewardship of President Harry S. Truman, the USA grew to become the 1st state to acknowledge the kingdom of Israel—just moments after sovereignty have been declared in Jerusalem. however it was once hardly ever a foregone end that the USA may welcome the production of this new state. whereas acknowledging this as one in every of his proudest moments, Truman additionally admitted that no factor used to be "more arguable or extra advanced than the matter of Israel." because the president advised his closest advisers, those makes an attempt to unravel the problem of a Jewish fatherland had left him in a situation of "political conflict fatigue."

Based on never-before-used archival fabric, A secure Haven is the main whole account thus far of the occasions that ended in this old get together. Allis and Ronald Radosh discover the nationwide and worldwide pressures concerning Truman and the people—including the global Jewish neighborhood, key White apartment advisers, the country division, the British, the Arabs, and the representatives of the recent United Nations—whose impact, on each side, ended in his decision.

Impeccably researched, brilliantly informed, A secure Haven is a suspenseful, moment-by-moment new edition of this crossroads in U.S.-Israeli family and center japanese politics.

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15,000 49 Eleanor of Aquitaine 50 The soldiers of the Second Crusade reached the walls of Jerusalem in what year? a. 1848 b. 1184 c. 1584 d. 1148 ANSWERS: 1. b; 2. a; 3. c; 4. a ; 5. d 5 A Monk, Not a King s fall approached, what was left of the French army A began to break apart. Many soldiers deserted. King Louis bought passage back to France for those who stayed, but he and Queen Eleanor made no plans to leave anytime soon. King Louis wanted to spend Easter in the Holy Land. 51 52 Eleanor of Aquitaine During the following months, the royal couple continued to grow apart.

After all, Duchess Eleanor was now under his guard and Duke Henry was his vassal. In truth, the couple was legally bound to get his approval. Nevertheless, the effects of the marriage would be catastrophic. King Louis had made a terrible political blunder. Abbot Suger’s warnings had come true. Not only had King Louis let Aquitaine slip through his fingers, but, if Duke Henry took over England, he would become the most powerful ruler in Western Europe. As usual, King Louis reacted violently and too late.

2 TO JERUSALEM! By June 1147, an army of some 100,000 men had been mounted. The largest number of soldiers came from Queen Eleanor’s Aquitaine. Queen Eleanor, too, was ready to embark. Her baggage train was quite impressive. She was not about to live without her royal comforts and luxuries. Her luggage included clothes, furs, tents, jewelry, veils, beds, drinking goblets and plates, washbowls, soaps, and Give Us Crosses! food. To the sounds of cheering crowds and ringing bells, two armies departed for the Holy Land.

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