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Churchill and the Jews : a lifelong friendship

Author: Martin Gilbert
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
This book examines an often-neglected aspect of the British leader's career: his relationship to Jews and Jewish issues. Drawing on a treasure trove of primary documents, Gilbert shows how Churchill grew beyond the kind of friendship with individual British Jews that his father enjoyed into a supporter of Jewish causes-- most notably a Jewish state in Palestine. (In later years, Churchill even referred to himself as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston Churchill
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Gilbert
ISBN: 9780805078800 0805078800
OCLC Number: 122974353
Description: xix, 359 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Early years : "This monstrous conspiracy" --
Supporting the Jews --
The First World War and its aftermath --
"A struggle for the soul of the Jewish people" --
Responsibility for the Jewish national home --
Pledges in Jerusalem --
Building on the Balfour declaration --
An anti-semitic libel, Palestine, and Moses --
The rise of Hitler --
Defender of zionism --
The partition debate: "a counsel of despair" --
Nazism rampant: "abominable persecution" --
Palestine the legitimate Jewish haven --
The Black Paper: "this mortal blow" --
The first nine months of war --
Prime Minister: the Palestine dimension --
"These vile crimes" --
Palestine: a vigilant eye --
Seeking to save Jews --
"If our dreams of Zionism are to end ..." --
The Saudi Arabian dimension --
From war to peace: "I shall continue to do my best" --
The King David Hotel bomb: "We are to be at war with the Jews of Palestine" --
"A senseless, squalid war with the Jews" --
The state of Israel established: "an event in world history" --
"An old Zionist like me" --
"A great nation."
Responsibility: Martin Gilbert.
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This book examines an often-neglected aspect of the British leader's career: his relationship to Jews and Jewish issues. Drawing on a treasure trove of primary documents, Gilbert shows how Churchill grew beyond the kind of friendship with individual British Jews that his father enjoyed into a supporter of Jewish causes-- most notably a Jewish state in Palestine. (In later years, Churchill even referred to himself as an old Zionist.) Gilbert shows that Churchill recognized as early as 1933 that Hitler's regime posed a grave danger for European Jewry. Yet, as Gilbert shows, in the late 1930s, Churchill upset Zionist leaders with his support for limiting Jewish immigration to Palestine out of a concern for British interests in the Arab world.

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