Zionism misled many Jewish workers with its promise of a "homeland for Jews". A recent book examines the fate of the million or so non-Jews in the state Zionism established.
In 1999 when Susan Nathan went to live in Israel under the Law of Return her head was "full of romantic notions of Zionism and the Jewish state." Some three years later she moved from Tel Aviv to live, as the only Jew, in the Arab town of Tamra in the Galilee. Her book, The Other Side of Israel (published by Harper Collins last year), tells the story of her "journey across the Jewish-Arab divide", and gives a rare insight into the Jewish state from the perspective of the Palestinians who are Israeli citizens.