Assistant professor Jonathan Gribetz’s first book, Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Princeton University Press, 2014), was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Title in 2015. In its review of the book, Choice wrote: "In the ever-growing and highly saturated field of Arab-Israeli conflict studies, it is rare for a book to break new ground and challenge long-held and well-entrenched perceptions. This is one of those rare exceptions. Based on a wide array of archival documentation, contemporary intellectual journals, and secondary literature, Gribetz (Princeton) offers a compelling new reading of mutual perceptions of self and other between the main protagonists of that conflict—Jews and Arabs, Zionists and Palestinians—at the very historical moment it was about to erupt."
To read the full review, click on this link: http://www.cro3.org/content/52/06/52-3262.long.