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Epilogue

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2080 words.

While Zionism’s achievement of a state, language, and culture is undeniable, profound questions remain, even beyond the future of the peace process and the Occupation, about the viability...

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The Jews: Religion or Nation?

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 3075 words.

Zionism—the nationalist movement calling for the establishment and support of an independent Jewish state in its ancient homeland—is one of the world’s most controversial ideologies. Its...

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Modern Jewish nationalism, 1872–1897

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 3438 words.

The true historical invention of modern Jewish nationalism was the result of an internal development within the Jewish Enlightenment movement known as the Haskalah. The Haskalah began in...

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Nationalism and messianism, 1967–1977

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 3688 words.

The most consequential event in Israel’s history in the second half of the twentieth century was its victory in the Six Day War of June 1967 and its occupation of the West Bank, the Golan...

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Socialist and Revisionist Zionisms, 1917–1939

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2046 words.

Britain gained control over Palestine in the “mandate” system created by the League of Nations after the debacle of the World War I. “Socialist and revisionist Zionisms, 1917–1937” outlines...

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Theodor Herzl and the creation of the Zionist movement, 1897–1917

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 3871 words.

The man universally credited with founding the Zionist movement was Theodor Herzl (1860–1904). Herzl’s Zionism was purely political in theory and practice: the Jews as a nation did not need...

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Transformations of Zionism since 1995

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 1947 words.

For a short while after Rabin’s death, right-wing politicians and religious leaders became less inflammatory, but soon Israeli politics returned to normal. The swing from left to right...

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The Weizmann era and the Balfour Declaration

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 2650 words.

The years 1904–14 witnessed the Second Aliyah, the emigration to Palestine of roughly forty thousand Jews, mainly from the Russian Empire. The first kibbutz, an egalitarian agricultural...

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Zionism

Michael Stanislawski.

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 144 pages.

Zionism: A Very Short Introduction explores the history of Zionism from the origins of modern Jewish nationalism in the 1870s to the present. While situating the history of Zionism within...

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Zionism in a Jewish state, 1948–1967

Michael Stanislawski.

in Zionism

December 2016; p ublished online December 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion and Politics; Judaism and Jewish Studies. 5544 words.

After the declaration of independence, the history of Zionism became entangled with the history of the new State of Israel. But Zionism as an ideology continued to evolve. Challenges for...

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