Why I Am A Zionist

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A Distinguished Scholar in North American History at McGill University currently living in Jerusalem, Professor Gil Troy is an award-winning American presidential historian and a leading Zionist activist.  Designated an  Algemeiner  J-100, one of the top 100 people “positively influencing Jewish life,”  Troy wrote The Age of Clinton: America in the 1990s, and eight other books on the American presidency. One leading historian called Age of Clinton “the best book on the man and his times.”

His latest book, co-authored with the former Soviet Prisoner of Zion and human rights activist Natan Sharansky, Never Alone: Prison, Politics and My People, was published by Public Affairs of Hachette. Troy’s previous book, The Zionist Ideas was a 2019 National Jewish Book Award Finalist.

Troy’s book Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight against Zionism as Racism, describes the fall of the UN, the rise of Reagan and the spread of Anti-Zionism.  Jewish Ideas Daily designated it one of 2012’s “best books.”

Troy just completed writing the introductions as Editor-in-Chief for an exciting new edition of Theodor Herzl’s Zionist Writings, to be published by Koren Books in launching its Library of the Jewish People. And he has served as consultant and writer for a series of videos based on the Zionist Ideas for OpenDor Media, to be released this spring.

Troy was a featured commentator on CNN’s popular multipart documentaries, The Eighties, The Nineties, and The 2000s. He has been interviewed on most major North American TV and Radio networks, with recent essays in The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico, the Hill, The Daily Beast – and a weekly column for the Jerusalem Post.

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