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The Cotswolds in Jerusalem: Restoration and Empire*

Simon Goldhill

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0006
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter investigates the city-planning of Jerusalem under the British Mandate in light of changes of thinking about the urban in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In particular, ... More


A Mandate for Trees

Alon Tal

in All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.003.0003
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Afforestation was one of the top priorities of the 1920 British Mandate of Palestine. Among the very first pieces of legislation passed by the incoming civil administration was a 1920 Ordinance for ... More


British Jewry, Zionism, and the British Polity

Stephan E. C. Wendehorst

in British Jewry, Zionism, and the Jewish State, 1936-1956

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199265305
eISBN:
9780191730849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265305.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Following on from the examination of how British Jews related to the Zionist project in the Middle East in Part II and the Zionist transformation of British Jewry in Part III, Part IV probes how the ... More


Toxic Waters Contesting British Development at Haifa and the Dead Sea

Jacob Norris

in Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Chapter Five addresses the backlash against Britain’s selective approach to colonial development, focusing on Haifa and the Dead Sea as important sites of Arab Palestinian contestation to British ... More


A Judgement of Solomon

Avi Shlaim

in The Politics of Partition: King Abdullah, the Zionists, and Palestine 1921-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198294597
eISBN:
9780191685057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198294597.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the role of King Abdullah of the Arab Revolt in Palestine in 1936. The Peel Commission recognized that the British Mandate for Palestine was unworkable because the aspirations ... More


The ‘City of the Future’ Haifa, Capital of British Palestine

Jacob Norris

in Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Chapter Three focuses on Haifa as the focal point of British development in Palestine and the wider ‘Middle East’ during the mandate period. The chapter begins with an examination of Haifa’s status ... More


The 1948 Palestine War

Nancy Gallagher

in Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774161056
eISBN:
9781617970177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774161056.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Sporadic fighting began in Palestine immediately after the November 29, 1947 partition vote. In February 1948, with Palestine descending into warfare, Clarence Pickett and Rufus Jones met at the ... More


From Practicality to a New Messianism

Reuven Firestone

in Holy War in Judaism: The Fall and Rise of a Controversial Idea

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199860302
eISBN:
9780199950621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860302.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

By the third decade of the twentieth century secular Labor Zionism dominated the Zionist Movement and actively engaged in redefining Jewish identity in non-religious, secular nationalist terms. At ... More


Palestine's ‘Undeveloped Estate’ The Exploitation of the Dead Sea

Jacob Norris

in Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

This chapter takes a detailed look at the creation of a major mineral extraction industry at the Dead Sea during the interwar years that exported potash and bromine all over the world and ... More


Land of Progress: Palestine in the Age of Colonial Development, 1905-1948

Jacob Norris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669363
eISBN:
9780191750786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669363.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History, Political History

Histories of Palestine in the pre-1948 period usually assume the emergent Arab-Zionist conflict to be the central axis around which all change revolves. In contrast, this book suggests an alternative ... More


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