A new book on Israel's foreign policy, "The Star and the Scepter, a Diplomatic History of Israel," approaches the subject from an all-encompassing perspective that retraces and explains the interactions of the Jews with other nations, from the ancient kingdoms of Israel to modernity. Author Emmanuel Navon, a professor of international relations at Tel Aviv University and the IDC Herzliya, and a fellow at the Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security and the Kohelet Policy Forum, says that historically, the Jewish people have always been torn between sacrificing spirituality for political power, or vice versa. He argues that the Jewish people have historically succeeded, including in the sphere of diplomacy, when they have found a way to balance these two elements. He spoke about the book with KAN reporter Naomi Segal.