A Jewish settlement in the West Bank, seen through a barbed wire fence. Milton Viorst’s book grapples with how Israel got itself into its current position. Photo: AP

Book review: a history of Zionism, where it went wrong and how it might be put back on track

Milton Viorst, a former Middle East correspondent for The New Yorker, looks at the lives of eight crucial figures in the history of Israel, and says the belief in Jewish national destiny has taken a wrong turn somewhere along the way

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A Jewish settlement in the West Bank, seen through a barbed wire fence. Milton Viorst’s book grapples with how Israel got itself into its current position. Photo: AP
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