Wales has a long history of interest in Palestine and Israel, and a close interest in Jews and Zionism. This mograph, the first to explore the subject, asks searching questions about the relationship that Wales has with the Israel-Palestine situation. Surveying Welsh missionary writing, fictional imaging of Jews, and the political use of Palestine and Israel, it challenges received wisdom about Welsh tolerance and liberalism, and identifies a complex and unique relationship. Whose People? Wales, Israel, Palestine makes an important contribution to international Jewish studies, to the study of British colonial involvement in Palestine, and to Welsh and Jewish literary and cultural history.)
Jasmine Donahaye has a BA from UC Berkeley and a PhD from Swansea University. She has published literary and cultural criticism, creative non-fiction and poetry in the UK and the US. Her books include Self-Portrait as Ruth (2009), and Misappropriations (2006).