A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the by Walter Laqueur PDF

By Walter Laqueur

Walter Laqueur strains Zionism from its beginnings - with the emancipation of ecu Jewry from the ghettos within the wake of the French Revolution - to 1948, while the Zionist dream grew to become a truth. He describes the contributions of such impressive figures as Benjamin Disraeli, Moses Hess, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, and Sir Herbert Samuel, and he analyzes the seminal achievements of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weitzmann, and David Ben Gurion.

Laqueur outlines the variations among some of the Zionist philosophies of the early 20th century - socialist, Communist, revisionist, and cultural utopian - and he discusses either the spiritual and secular Jewish critics of the circulation. He concludes with a dramatic account of the cataclysmic occasions of global warfare II, the clandestine immigration of Holocaust survivors, the tragic ignored possibilities for co-existence with either the Arab citizens of Palestine and people within the surrounding international locations, and the fight to forge a brand new nation on an old land. Laqueur's new preface analyzes the present-day problems, and areas them right into a historic context.

Show description

Read or Download A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel PDF

Best middle east books

Download e-book for iPad: Assassins of the Turquoise Palace by Roya Hakakian

At the night of September 17, 1992, 8 best contributors of the Iranian and Kurdish competition had accumulated at a little-known eating place in Berlin while darkly-clad males burst in the course of the front. inside of moments, the roar of a computing device gun stuffed the air. rounds of fireside and 4 unmarried photographs later, 4 of the lads have been lifeless in what might develop into often called the Mykonos assassinations.

Read e-book online The Old Social Classes and the Revolutionary Movements of PDF

This comparative examine analyses the normal elite of Iraq and their sucessors - the Communists, the Bathists and loose officials - by way of social and financial relationships in each one quarter of the rustic. the writer attracts on mystery govt records and interviews with key figures, either in strength and in legal, to supply an engrossing tale of political fight and alter.

Laura S Etheredge's Saudi Arabia and Yemen (Middle East: Region in Transition) PDF

Whereas they percentage a border and a wealthy background, Saudi Arabia and Yemen also are a learn in contrasts. the place Saudi Arabia has a mostly city inhabitants that enjoys the advantages of its thriving financial system, Yemen is domestic to predominantly rural electorate and is without doubt one of the poorest nations on the planet. inside those pages, readers will come upon the lengthy, intertwined histories of those international locations, in addition to their person struggles for prosperity and peacewith one another and the remainder of the realm.

Additional resources for A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel

Example text

Many of them genuinely needed a ‘religion of the heart’, something which Judaism obviously could not offer. The position of the Jewish avant-garde in the early decades of the nineteenth century was more difficult than it had been in Moses Mendelssohn’s time. Enlightenment preached a spirit of tolerance and implied a growing belief in Vernunftsreligion. But intellectual fashions had changed: Enlightenment had almost become a dirty word, and from reason and tolerance the emphasis had shifted to sentiment and tradition.

During the eighteenth century their occupational range gradually widened but most of them were still small traders, middlemen between the cities and the villages. They frequented the fairs, bought and sold meat, wool, and spirits; in Hesse they traded in cattle, in Alsace they acquired a strong position in the wine trade. In the formerly Polish territories there were many Jewish artisans but their existence was precarious; their position was as remote from the wealth and status of the members of the city guilds as that of the little Jewish hawkers from the ‘royal merchants’ of Hamburg or Lübeck.

Ahdut Ha’ avoda (Labour unity) Jewish workers’ party, 1919-30. Aliya immigration to Israel. Betar (Brit Trumpeldor) Revisionist youth organisation, founded 1923. Brit Shalom (Peace Covenant) Jewish association advocating Jewish-Arab rapprochement, c. 1925-33. Endziel the final aim (of the Zionist movement). Galut diaspora. Gdud Avoda Labour Legion (1920-7). Gegenwartsarbeit Zionist work in the diaspora. Hagana (defence) Jewish defence organisation. Halukka distribution of alms from abroad among the orthodox community in Jerusalem.

Download PDF sample

A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel by Walter Laqueur

by Mark

Rated 4.29 of 5 – based on 43 votes