The Palestinian Right to Israel

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Very prominent among the world's disputes is the question of Israel's right to exist as a nation, and the highly volatile debate over control of the land currently known as the country of Israel. Dr. Grobman, a respected historian and orthodox Jewish Rabbi, has taken on this issue with a very methodical and extremely well-supported presentation of the debate. Contrary to the impression by the title, though, his well-documented history of the conflict clearly lays out Israel's ...

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Overview

Very prominent among the world's disputes is the question of Israel's right to exist as a nation, and the highly volatile debate over control of the land currently known as the country of Israel. Dr. Grobman, a respected historian and orthodox Jewish Rabbi, has taken on this issue with a very methodical and extremely well-supported presentation of the debate. Contrary to the impression by the title, though, his well-documented history of the conflict clearly lays out Israel's right to the land.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607255888
  • Publisher: Icon Publishing Group, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Pages: 325
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Alex Grobman is an historian with an MA and Ph.D. in contemporary Jewish history from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He is president of the Institute for Contemporary Jewish Life, a think-tank dealing with historical and contemporary issues affecting the Jewish community.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Palestinian Right to Israel 3

Summation 6

Chapter 1 An Uninterrupted Jewish Presence 9

Palestine as an Independent State 9

Falestin Is Not An Arabic Name 13

Jerusalem Transformed Into a Sacred City 13

Crusades End 465 Years of Muslim Rule 16

Jewish Mysticism and The Code of Jewish Law 19

Re-establishment of Israel: Condition of Jews in Palestine 25

Condition of Jews in Palestine and the Christian Community 28

Condition of Jews in Palestine: Early Zionist Era 31

The First Aliyah 32

The Demographic Composition of Palestine 36

The Land 38

Chapter 2 Palestine: A Twice Promised Land? 41

The Great Arab Revolt That Never Was 44

McMahon-Hussein Correspondence 49

British Support For A Jewish Homeland 62

Self-Determination 66

Chapter 3 Arabs Resort to Violence 71

Arab Protests Against The Balfour Declaration and Jewish Immigration 71

Arabs Take Their Case to the British in London 74

Resort To Force 78

Arab Rebellion 91

Bludan Conference 94

Chapter 4 Arab Activities During World War II 99

Arab-Nazi Symmetries 99

From Admiration to Collaboration 103

The Mufti-Fuhrer Partnership 105

Enlisting Arabs for the Nazi Cause 109

The Mufti and the Shoah 112

The Mufti: A Violent Nationalist 113

Arab Apologists and European Appeasement 114

The Aftermath of Partition Plan Approval 115

Declaring War on a U.N. Resolution 117

Chapter 5 The Jewish Contribution to the Allied Cause During WWI and WWII 127

N1LI Spy Ring 127

Jewish Military Assistance 129

Jewish Parachuting 131

A Jewish-Arab Comparison 133

"As Much As We Could Do" 133

Jewish Technical and Professional Help 134

Chapter 6 Israel's Right to Exist 141

Assault On Israel's Right To Exist 141

Denying the Jewish Past 144

Establishing the Historic Jewish Presence 147

Greek and Roman Sources 149

The Jews are Not a People 151

Jewish Nationalism 152

The Right to Re-establish Sovereignty 153

Ongoing Necessity To Protect The Jewish People 155

The Right of a State to Exist 158

No Absolute Justice 162

Without a Jewish State 168

Position 5: The P.L.O. Covenant 171

The Eternal Bond Between Jews and the Land of Israel 177

"Two Nations Warring in the Bosom of a Single State" 180

McMahon-Hussein Correspondence 181

The Impasse Will Continue 188

Acknowledgments 191

Endnotes 193

Introduction Endnotes 193

Chapter 1 Endnotes 196

Chapter 2 Endnotes 205

Chapter 3 Endnotes 213

Chapter 4 Endnotes 221

Chapter 5 Endnotes 231

Chapter 6 Endnotes 234

Conclusion Endnotes 249

Bibliography 257

Books 257

Articles 302

Index 319

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