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A history of Zionism

Author: Walter Laqueur
Publisher: New York : Schocken Books : Distributed by Pantheon Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from its beginnings - with the emancipation of European Jewry from the ghettos in the wake of the French Revolution - to 1948, when the Zionist dream became a reality. He describes the contributions of such notable figures as Benjamin Disraeli, Moses Hess, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, and Sir Herbert Samuel, and he analyzes the seminal achievements of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weitzmann, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laqueur, Walter, 1921-
History of Zionism.
New York : Schocken Books : Distributed by Pantheon Books, ©2003
(OCoLC)989014746
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Laqueur
ISBN: 0805211497 9780805211498
OCLC Number: 52381659
Notes: Reprint, with new introd. Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1972.
Description: xxviii, 639 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Out of the ghetto --
The forerunners --
Theodor Herzl --
The interregnum --
The unseen question --
Building a new society: the progress of left-wing Zionism --
In blood and fire: Jabotinsky and revisionism --
Zionism and its critics --
The Weizmann era --
European catastrophe --
The struggle for the Jewish state --
Conclusion: thirteen theses on Zionism.
Responsibility: Walter Laqueur ; with a new preface by the author.

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"Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from its beginnings - with the emancipation of European Jewry from the ghettos in the wake of the French Revolution - to 1948, when the Zionist dream became a reality. He describes the contributions of such notable figures as Benjamin Disraeli, Moses Hess, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, and Sir Herbert Samuel, and he analyzes the seminal achievements of Theodor Herzl, Chaim Weitzmann, and David Ben Gurion." "Laqueur outlines the differences between the various Zionist philosophies of the early twentieth century - socialist, Communist, revisionist, and cultural utopian - and he discusses both the religious and secular Jewish critics of the movement. He concludes with a dramatic account of the cataclysmic events of World War II, the clandestine immigration of Holocaust survivors, the tragic missed opportunities for co-existence with both the Arab residents of Palestine and those in the surrounding countries, and the struggle to forge a new state on an ancient land. Laqueur's new preface analyzes the present-day difficulties, and places them into a historical context."--Jacket.

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