By Efraim Karsh

The Zionist move was once born within the wake of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe, and at a time of elevated persecution in jap Europe. This quantity addresses the highbrow, social and political ramifications of Jewish payment in Eretz Israel prior to the production of the nation of Israel.

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He was the man, moreover, whose primary job it was to implement the White Paper of 1939 - hated by the Jews of Palestine because it had been designed to put an end, once and for all, to Jewish dreams of political independence and because it plainly envisaged their eventual subjection to an Arab majority. MacMichael, as might be expected, had begun his time in Palestine as a firm enemy of the idea of partition. Six and a half years later, however, in contrast to the now settled views of the Foreign Office in London, the British Ambassadors in the Middle East and the military commanders in Cairo, it was the solution he had come round to recommending.

Other jews would be duty-bound to refrain from professional or economic - and of course social - relations with the excommunicant. In brief, to be under the ban was to be cast out, condemned to a terrible loneliness, and in all likelihood to poverty too, in a world that had become doubly and, so long as the ban was enforced, irredeemably hostile. It followed that the power to place its members, however well-placed and protected they might be on other counts, under the ban was power enough to induce all but the most determined and rebellious to knuckle under to those who held what all others in the community accepted as legitimate authority.

52-68. 133-55. From Civil Society to Sovereign State: The Israeli Experience and the Palestinian Quest DONNA ROBINSON DIVINE Once there was a single narrative of conflict that most Palestinians and Israelis accepted as defining their national histories. Palestinians argued that the establishment of a Jewish State denied them justice while Israelis insisted that the establishment of a Palestinian State would damage their country's security and fatally compromise its sovereignty. Such antipathies were not confined to the political arena; they also informed a conventional scholarly view that described Israeli and Palestinian nationalisms as absolutely adversarial political developments with few significant commonalities except for the land to which both had staked a claim.

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