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Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Gabriel Sheffer

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Moshe Sharett, Israel's second Prime Minister from 1953–5, its Foreign Minister from 1948–56, and one of the founders of the State of Israel, was at the centre of events in Israel and the Yishuv for ... More


‘We Must Go Forward!’

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/9780198279945.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The military struggle, in which the Yishuv was already deeply involved, evolved on three fronts: with the British military forces that had begun their withdrawal from the territory; with local ... More


The No-Man’s-Land of Language

Lital Levy

in Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162485
eISBN:
9781400852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the lives and afterlives of Arabic and Hebrew in Israeli literature, culture, and society. Hebrew is the spiritual, ... More


The End of Consensus

Geoffrey Alderman

in Modern British Jewry

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207597
eISBN:
9780191677731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207597.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The underlying theme of the communal politics of British Jewry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was the tension created by the desire of the established, Anglicized ruling elites to maintain ... More


The First Israeli Foreign Minister

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/9780198279945.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The news about the decisions taken by the provisional government and the central committees of Mapai and other parties on 12 and 13 May 1948, to establish the State of Israel spread quickly in the ... More


THE CULTURAL STRUGGLES OVER THE SHAPING OF THE LAW

Menachem Mautner

in Law and the Culture of Israel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter discusses a series of struggles that took place in the course of the 20th century over the cultural character of Israeli law. In the first half of the century, a ‘Movement for the ... More


LAW AND CULTURE IN THE COMING DECADES

Menachem Mautner

in Law and the Culture of Israel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199600564
eISBN:
9780191729188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600564.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter offers some principles for the constitution of Israel's regime, political culture, and law given the country's multicultural condition. First, Israeli liberals need to pursue actively ... More


New Missions

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/9780198279945.003.0031
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A new chapter was opened in Sharett's political career, one in which he was constantly asked to undertake missions on behalf of the Jewish state, the Jewish Agency, and Mapai to the Diaspora. Thus as ... More


Negotiating Partition, 1936–1937

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The Peel Commission Report conceals within its confident espousal of partition a struggle over the definitions of Palestine, the Jewish National Home, Arab nationalism, and British obligations under ... More


The Politics of the Trapped Palestinian Minority in Israel

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

in Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033624
eISBN:
9780813039268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033624.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the creation of the Palestinian minority in Israel, focusing on the principal areas that underwent dramatic change in Palestinian lives: land, work, and family structure. The ... More


Prophets Mugged by Reality

Michael N. Barnett

in The Star and the Stripes: A History of the Foreign Policies of American Jews

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691165974
eISBN:
9781400880607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165974.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the period from 1914 and the beginning of World War I through the end of World War II. The world changed, and so too did the foreign policy beliefs of American Jews—but not as ... More


The State of Israel’s Role in Forging Jewish Law and Culture in the Post-Holocaust Era

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

in The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195373707
eISBN:
9780190226589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373707.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Comparative Law

Any discussion applying a cultural analysis perspective to the mesorah must analyze the role of Israel, which occupies a unique place in the hearts and minds of many, though certainly not all, Jews. ... More


The Construction of a Secular Jewish Identity: European and American Influences in Israeli Education

S. Ilan Troen

in Divergent Jewish Cultures: Israel and America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300084269
eISBN:
9780300130218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300084269.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the construction of new identities by examining how European Jews understood the purposes and meanings of Zionism in Zion. Pioneers built Zionism on a rejection of Europe and ... More


‘Outposts of Jewish Palestine’: young Zionist refugees in Manchester

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0014
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1933, the Zionist movement in Manchester was already fifty years old. The first Manchester Jewish organisation to promote the colonisation of what was then Ottoman Palestine was founded in 1884, ... More


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

Dmitry Shumsky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300230130
eISBN:
9780300241099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The Jewish nation-state has often been thought of as Zionism's end goal. This bracing history of the idea of the Jewish state in modern Zionism, from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century ... More


Zionism, Israel and the Middle East

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0022
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews Isaac Altera's Eisenhower and Israel. The literature presents a detailed analysis of U.S. policy toward Israel during the years 1953–7, augmented by a much briefer account of the ... More


Introduction

Penny Sinanoglou

in Partitioning Palestine: British Policymaking at the End of Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226665788
eISBN:
9780226665818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226665818.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Taking view of the local, regional, imperial and international forces shaping partition planning, this book argues that such planning reveals the tensions of maintaining imperial control in an era of ... More


The Science and Politics of National Development

S. Ilan Troen

in Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300094831
eISBN:
9780300128000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300094831.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the War of Independence, and how its initial phase had an adverse effect on the Zionist cause. The situation was sufficiently precarious that by March the United States was ... More


The Dual Legacy of Theodor Herzl

Hermann Levin Goldschmidt

in The Legacy of German Jewry

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228263
eISBN:
9780823237142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228263.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the dual legacy of German writer Theodor Herzl for the German Jewry. His first recognition of the Jewish problem and the reality of anti-Semitism came in November 1894 after ... More


Conclusion: Politics in Israel as a Test of Judaism

Ehud Luz

in Wrestling with an Angel: Power, Morality, and Jewish Identity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092936
eISBN:
9780300129298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092936.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on Jewish identity and national ethos. It suggests that while Zionism has given the Jewish people a framework for dealing with the full range of ... More


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