The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel / Edition 1

The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel / Edition 1

by Leslie Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 027597815X

ISBN-13: 9780275978150

Pub. Date: 03/30/2003

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Blending an analysis of general political, diplomatic, and military trends with a description of how Zionist pioneers coped with ongoing social developments and challenges, Stein recounts the events that would ultimately lead to the formation of the State of Israel in May 1948. The study begins with the wave of Russian pogroms that erupted in 1882 and stimulated an

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Blending an analysis of general political, diplomatic, and military trends with a description of how Zionist pioneers coped with ongoing social developments and challenges, Stein recounts the events that would ultimately lead to the formation of the State of Israel in May 1948. The study begins with the wave of Russian pogroms that erupted in 1882 and stimulated an interest in Jewish migration to Palestine. Stein proceeds to the experiences of the first batch of settlers as they established farms, fostered the rejuvenation of Hebrew, and coped with the local Arab population. He examines how Theodore Herzl's worldwide modern Zionist movement gathered momentum and led to a further increase in Jewish settlement in Palestine.

This book covers key events such as the pioneering efforts to establish collective farms, the inauguration of Jewish defense organizations, the Balfour Declaration, and the formation of the British Mandate. Stein focuses on the gradual but persistent consolidation of the Jewish community as a self-contained body, looking closely at important institutions such as the Trade Union Federation, as well as the development of political parties. Later chapters chronicle the growing strife with the Arab population and the disintegration of the British Mandate, which would eventually culminate in the declaration of a Jewish state.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275978150
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2003
Series:
Praeger Series on Jewish and Israeli Studies
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: The Early Beginnings

The First Aliyah: 1882-1903

Modern Political Zionism

The Second Aliyah: 1904-1914

The First World War and the Balfour Declaration

The Early Years of British Rule in Palestine: 1917-1930

Foreboding Times: Palestine in the 1930s

World War Two Years

The Post War Struggle for Independence

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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