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Zionism and the Arabs, 1882-1948 [electronic resource] : a study of ideology /
Yosef Gorny ; [English translation by Chaya Galai].
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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x, 342 p.
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0198227213 (Cloth)
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Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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0198227213 (Cloth)
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Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007).
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7370578
 
Bibliography: p. [326]-330.
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Appeared in Choice on 1988-05:
Gorny studies here the spectrum of Zionist attitudes toward the Palestinian Arabs from the start of the First Aliyah (immigration to Palestine) in 1882 to Israeli Statehood in 1948. Although political and social changes (e.g., the Balfour Declaration, various White Papers, the Arab Revolt, WW II, and the Holocaust) splintered Zionist parties and influenced the thinking of Zionist leaders, certain basic ideological positions regarding the Arabs developed among Zionists and continue among Israelis today. These positions may be described as integrationist, socialist, liberal, and separatist. Gorny (Tel Aviv University) has published three related books: Ahdut ha-'Avodah 1919-1930-The Ideological Principles and the Political System (Tel Aviv, 1973); Partnership and Conflict-Chaim Weizmann and the Jewish Labour Movement in Palestine (Tel Aviv, 1976); and The British Labour Movement and Zionism, 1917-1948 (CH, Jan '84). Published earlier in Hebrew Gorny's latest book is objective and well organized; it is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Excellent bibliography (largely Hebrew sources); good index, paper, print, and binding. Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and informed general readers.-V.H. Hein, Southern College of Technology
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'a meticulously researched chronicle of attitudes, ideas, and political proposals, publicly and privately expressed by the full range of political currents in the Zionist movement' Joel Beinin, Stanford University Middle East Studies Association Bulletin
'a significant contribution' The Times Higher Education Supplement
"In this excellent book, Yosef Gorny presents clear and probing analyses of the origins and permutations of Zionist ideology toward the Arabs from 1882 until the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948....Gorny has enriched our historical understanding of Zionism's relationship with the Arabs of Palestine."--American Historical Review "Objective and well organized; it is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict....Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and informed general readers."--Choice "One of the most important books to be published in recent years on the subject of Israel, Zionism and the Middle East....Gorny has done a superb job of presenting the different and changing Zionist approaches toward Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine, using a vast amount of fascinating primary material."--Association for Israel Studies Newsletter "Gorny is to be praised for undertaking the daunting task of presenting a comprehensive picture of this painful and yet-unfinished chapter."--Studies in Contemporary Jewry IV
"In this excellent book, Yosef Gorny presents clear and probing analyses of the origins and permutations of Zionist ideology toward the Arabs from 1882 until the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948....Gorny has enriched our historical understanding of Zionism's relationship with the Arabs of Palestine."-- American Historical Review "Objective and well organized; it is a valuable contribution to the knowledge and understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict....Recommended for upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and informed general readers."-- Choice "One of the most important books to be published in recent years on the subject of Israel, Zionism and the Middle East....Gorny has done a superb job of presenting the different and changing Zionist approaches toward Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine, using a vast amount of fascinating primary material."-- Association for Israel Studies Newsletter "Gorny is to be praised for undertaking the daunting task of presenting a comprehensive picture of this painful and yet-unfinished chapter."-- Studies in Contemporary Jewry IV
'a significant contribution' The Times Higher Education Supplement'a meticulously researched chronicle of attitudes, ideas, and political proposals, publicly and privately expressed by the full range of political currents in the Zionist movement' Joel Beinin, Stanford UniversityMiddle East Studies Association Bulletin
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Summaries
Long Description
What are the roots of the Jewish-Arab conflict? How has it developed, and why does it still exist? In this intriguing investigation, Yosef Gorney contends that the ideological principles of Zionism were a decisive influence throughout the period when Jewish settlement began in Palestine and the foundations were laid for the re-establishment of Israeli sovereignty. He begins by identifying four basic attitudes of the Jewish settlers and Zionist leaders toward the Arab population before the First World War, and then shows how these attitudes persisted or changed in the face of subsequent political events--the Balfour declaration, the tension of the thirties, the Second World War, and the holocaust. Tracing in each period the delicate synthesis between politics and ideology, the book reveals the consistency of ideological principles in Zionist attitudes towards the Arabs, despite rapid changes in their political and historical context.
Main Description
Examines the attitudes of Jewish settlers and Zionist intellectual and political leaders towards the Arab population in the period when Jewish settlement began in Palestine, and shows that the ideological principles of Zionism were a decisive influence throughout the world.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Overt Question, 1882-1917
Historical Backgroundp. 11
Images and Conceptions of the Foundersp. 26
Ideological Outlooks in Palestinep. 40
The Integrative Outlookp. 41
The Separatist Outlookp. 49
The Liberal Outlookp. 57
The Constructive Socialist Outlookp. 66
Conclusionp. 76
Growing Awareness Of The Conflict 1918-1929
Historical Backgroundp. 81
From Liberalism to Nationalismp. 96
From Integration to Bi-nationalismp. 118
Constructive Socialism and Jewish-Arab Co-operationp. 129
ha-Po'el ha-Tza'irp. 147
ha-Shomer ha-Tza'irp. 154
From Separatism to 'the Iron Wall'p. 156
Conclusionp. 174
Confrontation In The Crisis Years 1930-1948
Historical Backgroundp. 181
Years of Perplexity, 1929-1935p. 186
Outside the Zionist Consensusp. 189
The Search for a Constructive Solutionp. 201
From 'the Iron Wall' to Separatismp. 233
Years of Dubiety, 1936-1939p. 243
Introductionp. 243
From Hopes of Co-operation to the Need to Compromisep. 246
From National Separatism to Political Intransigencep. 263
The Decisive Years, 1939-1948p. 277
Introductionp. 277
The Return to Consensusp. 281
From the Arab Question to the Jewish Statep. 298
From Intransigence to Disregardp. 313
Afterwordp. 321
Select Bibliographyp. 326
Indexp. 331
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