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Starstruck in the Promised Land: How the Arts Shaped American Passions about Israel

Shalom Goldman

Abstract

From the days of steamship travel to Palestine to today's evangelical Christian tours of Jesus’s birthplace, the relationship between the United States and the Holy Land has become one of the world’s most consequential international alliances. While the political side of U.S.-Israeli relations has long played out on the world stage, the relationship, as Shalom Goldman shows in this illuminating cultural history, has also played out on actual stages. Telling the stories of the American superstars of pop and high culture who journeyed to Israel to perform, lecture, and rivet fans, Goldman chroni ... More

Keywords: Israel, United States, stars, US-Israeli relations, cultural history, Leonard Bernstein, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652412
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652412.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shalom Goldman, author
Middlebury College