The definitive general history of the Zionist movement, by one of the most distinguished historians of our time. Walter Laqueur traces Zionism from. A History of Zionism has ratings and 14 reviews. Haythem said: This is a great book, it stands tall amongst the histories which impressed me most. Fo. The term Zionism was first coined at the end of the 19th century, but the idea long Updated, and with a new preface, Walter Laqueur’s comprehensive history.
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The book provides the reader with not just the marriage between the religious vision of Judaism with the emergent political landscape of emancipation that led to the idea of Jews becoming enablers of their own fate, but the deep wells of anti-Semitism that both created the need for a haven from the growing violence, A long and detailed walk through the development of political Zionism in its myriad forms, following the emergence of Herzl through the founding of the modern Jewish state of Israel.
The Struggle for the Middle East. How to write a great review. Jews did not initially support it broadly; many prefered assimilation to their country of birth and some felt that the growing socialist movement provided a better answer to anti-Semitism.
Onl Excellent at covering the social and intellectual strains that developed Zionism. Bernard rated it really liked it Sep 06, From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel Discusses the European background, the prehistory of the movement, five decades of Zionist activities, and ends with the establishement of the state of Israel. The book provides the reader with not just the marriage between the religious vision of Judaism with the emergent political landscape of emancipation that led to the idea of Jews becoming enablers of their own fate, but the deep wells of anti-Semitism that both created the need for a haven from the growing violence, and ultimately how the movement, both its leaders and masses, were unable to save the Jews of Europe from the flames of the Nazis.
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Jul 01, Pages. A History of Zionism: Showing of 30 reviews. Set up a giveaway. What makes this sick is that despite good intentions, what aalter done to Jews by a diaspora of history is being done by them to others who were there before.
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I am still an ardent opponant to the Zionist state, not jus This is a great book, it stands tall amongst the histories which impressed me most. That the success of the Zionist enterprise has not yet yielded the peace they so desperately seek, makes this laqheur only an introduction, but a valuable source to those seeking to understand the volatile Middle Middle East of the 21st century. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
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Learn more about Amazon Prime. What Ifs of Jewish History. Zionism developed against the backdrop of sectarian politics in Europe and the Middle East — nationalism, Communism, Socialism, etc. Iskandar Ahmad Abdalla rated it it was amazing Oct 21, Read more Read less.
July 1, Imprint: The reaction of the Arabs was neither surprising or unique in the course of developing nations. Updated, and with a new preface, Walter Laqueur’s comprehensive Iniyavan Karthik rated it really liked it Nov 13, However A History of Zionism has helped me understand the moving forces behind it since the early beginnings of its movement.
You submitted the following rating and review. There are many more chapters to be written. No groundless, disturbingly Right Winged conspiracy theories dressed up as “left wing anti establishment truth seeking” here, just well researched historical fact. This examination shows Zionism not as a righteous holy ordained movement, nor is it a an evil racist colonial movement as the modern Arab media prefers to portray it.
A History of Zionism by Walter Laqueur
Histlry a young Israeli who always found history lessons to be boring, this is the first time that I pick up a history book and really enjoy reading it, even though it’s more than 30 years old! From Ancient Times to the Present Day. When I came upon this book I was searching for a definitive history of Zionism. Oct 06, Alex Goldstein rated it liked it Shelves: Full of details, written almost on an encyclopedic scale, it is bound to have some repititions as the author tell the story and retells concentrating on each aspect of it.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Yet disgustingly, anything you can imagine saying about Zion I get why Zionism happened. The only way for us to coexist is to acknowledge the past, accept that it happened, and then build zionizm future that is appropriate to present conditions — not appropriate to past conditions.
Refresh and try again. 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. Stay in Touch Sign up.
How he was able to go through and gather so much information on a movement that was so spread out and splintered between many different ideologies and theories is beyond me.