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Introduction to Zionism and Israel
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Introduction; Timeline; Part I: Ideology; 1. The Emergence of Secular Zionism; 2. Religious and Spiritual Zionism; 3. Jewish Anti-Zionism; Part 2: History; 4. Early Political Steps; 5. The Zionist Movement; 6. Herzl and the Zionist Congress; 7. Zionism and the British; 8. Jewish Settlement in Palestine; 9. Toward the Balfour Declaration; 10. Aftermath of the Balfour Declaration; 11. Step Towards Statehood; 12. Jews and Arabs; 13. Palestine Before the Second World War; 14. Revolt Against the British; 15. Post-War Developments; 16. Jewish Statehood; Bibliography; Index.

Introduction; Timeline; Part I: Ideology; 1. The Emergence of Secular Zionism; 2. Religious and Spiritual Zionism; 3. Jewish Anti-Zionism; Part 2: History; 4. Early Political Steps; 5. The Zionist Movement; 6. Herzl and the Zionist Congress; 7. Zionism and the British; 8. Jewish Settlement in Palestine; 9. Toward the Balfour Declaration; 10. Aftermath of the Balfour Declaration; 11. Step Towards Statehood; 12. Jews and Arabs; 13. Palestine Before the Second World War; 14. Revolt Against the British; 15. Post-War Developments; 16. Jewish Statehood; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Rabbi Dan Cohn-Sherbok has a Ph.D. in theology from Cambridge University, UK, and an honorary doctorate in divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, USA. He is currently Visiting Professor at St Mary's University College, London, UK, and was the first Professor of Judaism at the University of Wales, UK. He is also a member of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Peer Review Council, UK. He has written numerous books, including The Paradox of Anti-Semitism, Dictionary of Jewish Biography, Messianic Judaism and Modern Judaism.

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"Well-balanced and accurate, this is anexcellent guide to the ideology and history of Zionism and the role it hasplayed in modern Israel. It will surely be the standard teaching text on thetopic for some time. Cohn-Sherbok demonstrates throughout an enviableobjectivity and clarity."--,
"A timely and concise exploration of one of the most contentious issues of our time.Cohn-Sherbok provides a history and current mapping of Zionism so important to a rational discussion of a movement that has been glorified and demeaned, often without the broad and intelligent arc necessary for discernment.Introduction to Zionism is an easy to read and methodical guide to Zionism.Let the discussion begin again, informed by this book."--Sanford Lakoff
"Well-balanced and accurate, this is an excellent guide to the ideology and history of Zionism and the role it has played in modern Israel. It will surely be the standard teaching text on the topic for some time. Cohn-Sherbok demonstrates throughout an enviable objectivity and clarity."--Sanford Lakoff

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