A study of Truman's decision to support the founding of Israel.
Challenges the almost universal belief that US president Truman recognized the nascent state of Israel in 1948 over objections of his advisors in order to capture votes and political support from American Jews in the upcoming election. Argues instead that he had humanitarian, moral, and sentimental motivations, many of them grounded in his religious upbringing and familiarity with the Bible. Finds parallels between the US and British actions and goals. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.