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David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State (Modern Jewish Experience)

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Publisher Comments:

Against the background of Kristallnacht and Britain's retreat from the Jewish mandate for Palestine, David Ben-Gurion shaped a new Zionist foreign policy based on the assumed rise of the United States as a world power that would determine the future of the Middle East. This book traces the evolution of the demand for a Jewish state into a central and specific aim of Zionist policy and the interrelated process by which Ben-Gurion became increasingly oriented toward the United States and American Jewry at the expense of Zionism's historical connection with Great Britain. Based on new documentary evidence, Allon Gal's study charts Ben-Gurion's ascent from the leadership of the Yishuv (the Jewish community in Palestine) to prominence in world Zionist and international diplomacy. The book also portrays the emergence of American Jewry as a political factor that strove to secure Jewish interests in an open and self-assured fashion.

Synopsis:

" Gal... has written an impressive account of an important period in the history of political Zionism.... detailed, scholarly... "

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 263-270) and index.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter One: American Jewry as a Political Factor

Chapter Two: "Don't Yield!": Meeting America's Zionists

Chapter Three: Confronting the St. James Conference and the White Paper

Chapter Four: Charting the Course toward a Jewish State

Chapter Five: Zionist Aspirations and Anglo-American Democracy

Chapter Six: A Jewish Commonwealth

Chapter Seven: Biltmore: The Road to 1948

Epilogue

Appendixes

I: Ben-Gurion's Summary of his First "State" Visit to the U.S.

II: Ben-Gurion's Political Reaction to the Promulgation of the Land Regulations

III: Membership of American Zionist Organizations, 1938-1948

IV: Ben-Gurion's Policy following Roosevelt's "Great Arsenal of Democracy"

V: Ben-Gurion Concludes his 1940-1941 American Visit

VI: First American Zionist Call for a Jewish Commonwealth

VII: Ben-Gurion's "Guidelines for Zionist Policy"

VIII: The Opposition in Mapai: First Treatise

Glossary

Bibliography

Primary Sources

Archives

Newspapers and Periodicals

Books, Organization Documents and Pamphlets

Persons Interviewed

Secondary Sources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253325341
Author:
Gal, Allon
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Politics and government
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Zionism
Subject:
Prime ministers
Subject:
Palestine
Subject:
Zionists
Subject:
Zionists -- Palestine -- Biography.
Subject:
Jews -- United States.
Subject:
Zionism -- United States.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
History; Jewish Studies; Middle East; Middle Eastern Studies; Politics
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Modern Jewish Experience
Series Volume:
AWS-TR-74-250
Publication Date:
19920401
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
9.02 x 6.27 x 0.87 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
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