Pangs of the Messiah: The Troubled Birth of the Jewish State
Praeger, 2000 - 261 páginas
He shows that virtually every major problem faced by contemporary Israel, a half-century after it came into existence, was foreshadowed by the events and circumstances that precipitated and conditioned its emergence. Sicker examines the seemingly irreconcilable differences between the left and right extremes of the political spectrum; between the religious community and the secular; and between the Zionists and the anti-Zionists. Today, a half-century later, these same issues are causing an increasing polarization of Israeli society, with uncertain ramifications for the future.
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As Jabotinsky predicted , the commission clearly exceeded its mandate as publicly stated by the colonial secretary . It not only whitewashed the high commissioner and the Palestine administration ; it also absolved the mufti and the ...
For that would clearly violate the spirit and intention of the Mandate System . It would mean that national selfdetermination had been withheld when the Arabs were a majority in Palestine and only conceded when the Jews were a majority ...
The absence of such conditions might necessitate a continuation of the Mandate past the ten - year period estimated in the document . The White Paper further indicated that the government no longer considered it advisable to adhere to ...
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