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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Weizmann then followed with a defense of the principle of partition . The critical issue , he argued , was whether any particular proposal met two fundamental criteria . Does it offer a basis for a genuine growth of Jewish life ...
Britain's support of the federation proposal therefore would ultimately lead it to resurrect the idea of partition , ceding to the Jews only those parts of Palestine where they already constituted the majority .
At the same time , the Irgun did what it could together with the Revisionists to discredit the partition idea , accusing Ben - Gurion and the Jewish Agency of betraying the Jewish people . This led to sporadic and sometimes bloody ...
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