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David Ben-Gurion: Jewish States, Non-Jewish States

Dmitry Shumsky

in Beyond the Nation-State: The Zionist Political Imagination from Pinsker to Ben-Gurion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300230130
eISBN:
9780300241099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230130.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concentrates on the first Israeli prime minister, David Ben-Gurion (1886–1973), and traces the continuum of his positions about the issue of Jewish national self-determination from ... More


David Ben-Gurion and the Sèvres Collusion

Mordechai Bar-On

in Suez 1956: The Crisis and its Consequences

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202417
eISBN:
9780191675348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202417.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Middle East History

This chapter examines the question of collusion, which the author of this chapter witnessed at Sèvres as one of Ben-Gurion's military assistants. Ben-Gurion's purpose is brought into clear focus. He ... More


The Friendly Belligerents

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/9780198294597.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the changes in King Abdullah's strategy after the resumption of the Arab-Israeli War. The weakness of the Arab Legion and the prospect of its annihilation in renewed fighting in ... More


The Joshua Study Group at the Home of David Ben-Gurion

Rachel Havrelock

in The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198934
eISBN:
9780691201498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198934.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter talks about “The Joshua Study Group at the Home of David Ben-Gurion,” which invited leading minds in Israel into Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion's home to ponder together the Book of ... More


Jubilation and Disappointment

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

Following the United Nations's proposal for the partition of Palestine, a civil war erupted between the Arabs and the Jews of Palestine, signaling the first phase of the War of Independence. Etzel ... More


War and Politics

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/9780198294597.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion's war plans after his initial defeat in the Arab-Israeli War. After his operation against the Arab Legion in the Jerusalem-Hebron area ... More


Accounting for Hegemony: The Sources of Mapai’s Supremacy

Michael Shalev

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses Mapai, the Hebrew acronym for Palestine Workers' Party. This party is one of the few political parties in the West that successfully attained the status of ‘dominant party’. It ... More


Be Killed But Do Not Transgress

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

After Menachem Begin withdrew from politics, Israel and West Germany initiated talks over a compensation agreement for Holocaust survivors. The negotiations began on March 12, 1951, when the Israeli ... More


The Tortuous Road to War

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/9780198294597.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the events leading to the Arab-Israeli War in 1948. It discusses King Abdullah's signing of a new treaty with Great Britain in defiance of the Arab League and his agreement with ... More


Israel, Egypt, the United States, and the 1956 War

Jerome Slater

in Mythologies Without End: The US, Israel, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1917-2020

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190459086
eISBN:
9780190074609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190459086.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

During the early 1950s, there were a number of secret negotiations between Nasser and Moshe Sharett, the leading Israeli government dove. Nasser agreed to reach a peace agreement with Israel if it ... More


Rejected and Outcast

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History

After four years of solitude in Etzel, Menachem Begin enjoyed public exposure. Although Herut was only the fourth largest party in the Knesset, Begin attained a special position in the assembly based ... More


Introduction: Sharett’s Forgotten Struggles

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to probe some of the principal dilemmas that vexed the leaders of the Yishuv and the Jewish state from the mid-1930s to the ... More


Declaration of Rebellion

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

Only three months after being named Etzel commander, Menachem Begin declared a military revolt against Britain. Despite having few trained fighters and weapons, Begin was confident that they can ... More


Buds of Legitimacy

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0009
Subject:
History, Political History

On October 28, 1956, Israel, working with France and Britain, launched Operation Kadesh to attack Egypt. Earlier that month, Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the Suez Canal, which ... More


The Tribes of Joshua Land

Rachel Havrelock

in The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198934
eISBN:
9780691201498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198934.003.0005
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter focuses on the conquest rhetoric that echoed in Israeli politics, institutions, and statistics that attempt to erase the presence of Palestinian people jointly inhabiting the land. It ... More


The “Tsadik from Plonsk” and “Goldenyu”: Political Satire in Dzigan and Shumacher’s Israeli Comic Repertoire

Diego Rotman

in A Club of Their Own: Jewish Humorists and the Contemporary World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190646127
eISBN:
9780190646158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190646127.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the career and political satire of comic duo Shimen Dzigan and Yisroel Shumacher. Their performances dealt with issues that reflected the major topics that preoccupied Jews of ... More


The Eisenhower Doctrine and Israel (November 1956–January 1958)

Joseph Heller

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-67: Superpower Rivalry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103826
eISBN:
9781526120915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103826.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Israel security remained a pawn of the superpowers’ rivalry even after its military victory in the campaign. However, if it had not won either political or a diplomatic victory. The Eisenhower ... More


Soviet–Israeli relations after the Suez War (1956–61)

Joseph Heller

in The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-67: Superpower Rivalry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526103826
eISBN:
9781526120915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526103826.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The aftermath of the Sinai campaign found Israel increasingly fearful the Soviets would fulfil their threats, while Israel was without any security guarantee from the west. Ben-Gurion explained to ... More


The Invasion

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/9780198294597.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the start of the Arab-Israeli War in May 1948. Jerusalem was the principal battleground and the most coveted prize of this war. This is because the city was the strategic key to ... More


Menachem Begin

Avi Shilon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

Menachem Begin, father of Israel's right wing and sixth prime minister of the nation, was known for his unflinchingly hawkish ideology. And yet, in 1979 he signed a groundbreaking peace treaty with ... More


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