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The Zionist movement and the foundation of Israel, 1839-1972   

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    Product #
    Author(s)
    Destani, Beitullah
    City
    Country
    United Kingdom 
    Language
    English 
    ISBN - Print Edition
    9781840970500 
    ISBN - Digital Edition
    Year - Print Edition
    2004 
    Year - Digital Edition
    Publisher - Print Edition
    Publisher - Digital Edition
    -  
    Platform
    Subject
    History, 19th Century and Earlier
    Subject
    History, 20th-21st Centuries
     
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  • Description

    These ten volumes draw together documents found in the British National Archives to trace the origins and development of the Zionist movement in the 19th and 20th centuries, with specific reference to the idea, and eventually the goal, of establishing a Jewish homeland. Material is relatively sparse in the 19th century and volume 1 is rather an historical volume covering the rise of Zionism, including the work of Theodor Herzl and the first Zionist Congress at Basle, ending in 1916 with the fall of the Ottoman Empire. The bulk of the material, volumes 2 to 8, relates to the years 1916-1948 when the Zionist debate raged, the movement became factionalised, split, and eventually, partly because of events surrounding World War II, achieved its goal of the creation of Israel. Volume 10, like volume 1 ranges over a greater number of years in less detail, covering the period after the creation of Israel in 1948 to the most recent releases by the British government from 1972, when the main question for Zionism, perhaps, was whether it still had a role to play beyond the inception of the State.