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The Question of Zion

The Question of Zion

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by Jacqueline Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691117500

ISBN-13: 9780691117508

Pub. Date: 02/22/2005

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Zionism was an inspired movement that sought a homeland for the stateless and persecuted Jewish people. Yet it trampled on the rights of the Arabs in Palestine. Today it has become so controversial that it defies understanding and trumps reasoned public debate. So argues prominent British writer Jacqueline Rose, who uses her political and psychoanalytic skills in this

Overview

Zionism was an inspired movement that sought a homeland for the stateless and persecuted Jewish people. Yet it trampled on the rights of the Arabs in Palestine. Today it has become so controversial that it defies understanding and trumps reasoned public debate. So argues prominent British writer Jacqueline Rose, who uses her political and psychoanalytic skills in this book to take an unprecedented look at Zioism-one of the most powerful ideologies of modern times. For anyone concerned with the conflict in Israel-Palestine, this timely book offers a unique understanding of Zionism as an unavoidable psychic and historical force.

About the Author:
Jacqueline Rose is Professor of English at Queen Mary University of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691117508
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
02/22/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xxi
"The apocalyptic sting": Zionism as Messianism (Vision)     1
"Imponderables in thin air": Zionism as Psychoanalysis (Critique)     58
"Break their bones": Zionism as Politics (Violence)     108
Notes     157
Index     189

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The Arab dictatorships saw to it in 1948 that no Palestine came into existence alonside Isarel, which was what the UN resolution had intended. A half century later, Arafat saw to it, at Camp David and at Taba, that no Palestinian state came into existence, and proceeded to wink at Hamas's self-defeating program of suicide bombings. But you'd never know a thing about this long tragic history of Arab misrule -- by which legitimate Palestinian hopes have been laid waste -- from reading Prof. Rose, who dwells in a polemical realm of her own where Palestinians are pure victims and Israelis are pure perpetrators and that is that.