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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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Light unto the Nations: Jews and National Purpose

Adam Sutcliffe

in What Are Jews For?: History, Peoplehood, and Purpose

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691188805
eISBN:
9780691201931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188805.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the purpose of the Jews in relation to the potential and meaning of nationhood, in both Zionist and non-Zionist contexts. It talks about Moses Hess, a writer in Germany in the ... 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


The Joshua Generation: Israeli Occupation and the Bible

Rachel Havrelock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691198934
eISBN:
9780691201498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198934.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

No biblical text has been more central to the politics of modern Israel than the Book of Joshua. Named after a military leader who became the successor to Moses, it depicts the march of the ancient ... More


A State Is Born

Daniel Friedmann

in The Purse and the Sword: The Trials of Israel's Legal Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278502
eISBN:
9780190278533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278502.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Legal History

This chapter presents the stormy beginnings of the Israeli state. On May 14, 1948, just a few hours before the end of the British Mandate over Palestine, David Ben-Gurion declared the establishment ... More


Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East

Henriette Dahan Kalev, Motti Inbari, and Haim Kaufman

in Visualizing and Exhibiting Jewish Space and History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199934249
eISBN:
9780190254704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199934249.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents a number of book reviews which span the topics of Zionism, Israel, and the Middle East. The first book explores the history of the Mizrahi resistance to the Ashkenazic hegemony ... More


Israel

Eitan Shamir

in Comparative Grand Strategy: A Framework and Cases

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198840848
eISBN:
9780191876745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840848.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

A traditional approach views grand strategy as primarily concerned with a state’s external affairs: consolidating national security by employing a combination of state capabilities that utilize ... More


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