Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right

Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right

by Colin Shindler
     
 

ISBN-10: 1845110307

ISBN-13: 9781845110307

Pub. Date: 12/07/2005

Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited

Why did Israel shift from a state based on pioneering egalitarianism and ""making the desert bloom"" to one which is chiefly known for its military prowess? Colin Shindler examines Israel's shift to the right at the hands of Menachem Begin, the supposed ""disciple"" of Vladimir Jabotinsky. He demonstrates through previously unpublished sources how Israel

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Overview

Why did Israel shift from a state based on pioneering egalitarianism and ""making the desert bloom"" to one which is chiefly known for its military prowess? Colin Shindler examines Israel's shift to the right at the hands of Menachem Begin, the supposed ""disciple"" of Vladimir Jabotinsky. He demonstrates through previously unpublished sources how Israel drifted away from Jabotinsky's ideas towards a maximalist Zionism promoted by Begin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845110307
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
12/07/2005
Series:
International Library of Political Studies Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.39(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
• Preface
• Prologue: A Dramatic Exit
• The Parting of Ways
• The Road to Resignation
• A Strange Odyssey
• The National Revolutionary Legacy
• The Challenge of the Revisionists
• The Widening Schism
• A New Psychological Race
• Models for the Radicals
• On Two Fronts
• The Fall and Rise of the Maximalists
• Raziel, Stern and Begin
• The Confrontation
• Post Script: Reinventing Jabotinsky

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