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

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Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from its beginnings - with the emancipation of European Jewry from the ghettos in the wake of the French Revolution - to 1948, when the Zionist dream became a reality. He describes the contributions of such notable 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 differences between the various Zionist philosophies of the early twentieth century - socialist, Communist, revisionist, and cultural utopian - and he discusses both the religious and secular Jewish critics of the movement. He concludes with a dramatic account of the cataclysmic events of World War II, the clandestine immigration of Holocaust survivors, the tragic missed opportunities for co-existence with both the Arab residents of Palestine and those in the surrounding countries, and the struggle to forge a new state on an ancient land. Laqueur's new preface analyzes the present-day difficulties, and places them into a historical context.

Synopsis:

From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement.

About the Author

Walter Laqueur chairs the Research Council for the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and he is the founding editor of the Journal of Contemporary History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307530851
Publisher:
Schocken Books
Subject:
History : Middle East - Israel
Author:
Laqueur, Walter
Author:
Walter Laqueur
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
History
Subject:
Zionism
Subject:
Zionism -- History.
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Judaism - History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030520
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
639

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