His book Israel’s Moment is a major new account of how a Jewish state came to be forged in the shadow of World War Two and the Holocaust and the onset of the Cold War. Not coincidentally, Israel came into existence just after World War II and during the early months of the Cold War, in a singular moment of flexibility and potential. How did circumstances uniquely allow this to happen? What underpinned the support for and the opposition to the Jewish state? What role did the Soviet leadership, Americans, and other international actors play?