In sharply-etched intellectual profiles of zionism's major thinkers from Moses Hess to Theodore Herzl and from Vladimir Jabotinsky to David Ben Gurion, Avineri traces the evolution of this quest from its intellectual origins in the early nineteenth century to the establishment of the State of Israel. The result is a book that enables us to understand, as perhaps never before, one of the truly revolutionary ideas of our time.
The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State #ad - In the making of modern zionism, the distinguished political scientist Shlomo Avineri rejects the common view that Zionism was solely a reaction to anti-Semitism and persecution.
The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and ReaderThe Jewish Publication Society #ad - A classic since its initial publication in 1959, rabbi abraham isaac kook, including theodor herzl, Chaim Weizmann, Ahad Ha-Am, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Louis Brandeis, Judah Magnes, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, Mordecai Kaplan, Max Nordau, Martin Buber, and David Ben-Gurion.
A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of IsraelSchocken #ad - A History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel #ad - From one of the most distinguished historians of our time comes the definitive general history of the Zionist movement.
1949 the First IsraelisSimon & Schuster #ad - Decades after its publication in the United States, Segev’s groundbreaking book is still required reading for anyone who wants to understand Israel’s past and future. Historian and journalist Tom Segev stirred up controversy in Israel upon the first publication of 1949. The new country of Israel faced challenges on all sides.
Drawing on journal entries, and more, declassified government documents, letters, 1949 is a richly detailed look at the friction between the idealism of the Zionist movement and the cold realities of history. Day-to-day life was severe, marked by austerity and food shortages; israeli society was fractured between traditional and secular camps; Jewish immigrants from Middle-Eastern countries faced discrimination and second-class treatment; and clashes between settlers and the Arabs would set the tone for relations for the following decades, hardening attitudes and creating a violent cycle of retaliation.
Renowned historian tom segev strips away national myths to present a critical and clear-eyed chronicle of the year immediately following Israel’s foundation. Required reading for all who want to understand the arab-Israeli conflict…the best analysis…of the problems of trying to integrate so many people from such diverse cultures into one political body” The New York Times Book Review.
1949 the First Israelis #ad - It was a landmark book that told a different story of the country’s early years, one that wasn’t taught in schools or shown in popular culture. Rather than painting the idealized picture of the Israel’s founding in 1948, after the wreckage of the Holocaust, Segev reveals gritty underside behind the early years.
The Ascent Of ManBBC Digital #ad - Dr jacob bronowksi's the Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation of readers.
In his highly accessible style, dr bronowski discusses human invention from the flint tool to geometry, and from alchemy to the theory of relativity, agriculture to genetics, showing how they all are expressions of our ability to understand and control nature. In this new paperback edition, The Ascent of Man inspires, influences and informs as profoundly as ever.
Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution Jewish LivesYale University Press #ad - But then its annexation to Prussia deprived the Jewish population of its equal rights. A new exploration of karl marx's life through his intellectual contributions to modern thought Karl Marx 1818–1883—philosopher, historian, and editor—was one of the most influential and revolutionary thinkers of modern history, but he is rarely thought of as a Jewish thinker, sociologist, current affairs journalist, economist, and his Jewish background is either overlooked or misrepresented.
Marx was born in trier, then part of Prussia, and his family had enjoyed equal rights and emancipation under earlier French control of the area. These developments led to the reluctant conversion of Marx’s father, and similar tribulations radicalized many young intellectuals of that time who came from a Jewish background.
Karl Marx: Philosophy and Revolution Jewish Lives #ad - Here, distinguished scholar Shlomo Avineri argues that Marx’s Jewish origins did leave a significant impression on his work. Avineri puts marx’s jewish background in its proper and balanced perspective, and traces Marx’s intellectual development in light of the historical, intellectual, and political contexts in which he lived.
Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish StateBlueBridge #ad - By the time of his early death in 1904 at the age of forty-four, albeit still a weak one, Herzl had transformed Jewish public discourse and made the idea of a Return to Zion into a reality, in world politics. Theodor herzl had been a successful Viennese journalist and a less successful playwright with no political ambitions.
In his efforts to gain broad support for his vision, herzl met with the Ottoman Sultan; the German Emperor Wilhelm II; Pope Pius X; British, Russian, and German ministers; as well as an enormous number of other government and public opinion leaders of most European countries. In response to the wide resonance that the book received, which founded the Zionist Organization in order to establish a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine, Switzerland, in 1897, Herzl convened the first Zionist Congress in Basel, recognized and guaranteed by public international law.
Combining a visionary idea with practical action, Theodor Herzl fashioned the policies and institutions that paved the way for the Jewish state. Drawing extensively on herzl’s diaries as well as his published works, a player in international politics, with the Zionist movement that he founded, Avineri tells the story of how Herzl became, and how he harnessed the power of the word to his goals as no other statesman before him had done.
Herzl's Vision: Theodor Herzl and the Foundation of the Jewish State #ad - As he transformed himself in just a few years from fin-de-siècle writer and editor into the leader of an international political movement, Herzl learned politics and diplomacy on the run. And while he was not the first to call for the establishment of a Jewish nation-state, his activity was crucial in creating the institutional and organizational structure which helped to bring the idea of a Jewish state to the attention of world leaders and international public opinion.
In this concise, the renowned israeli political scientist and public intellectual Shlomo Avineri portraits Herzl’s intellectual and spiritual odyssey from a private and marginal individual into a Jewish political leader and shows how it was the political crisis of the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg Empire, illuminating biography, torn apart by contending national movements, which convinced Herzl of the need for a Jewish polity.
The Jewish State Jewish, JudaismDover Publications #ad - Herzl concluded that the only solution for the majority of Jews would be organized emigration to a state of their own. He discussed the political and historic rationale for such a homeland in this extraordinary and influential book, first published as a pamphlet, Der Judenstaat, in Vienna in 1896. For jews, scholars, historians, anyone seeking to understand the history of the 20th century, The Jewish State is indispensable reading.
If the present generation is too dull to understand it rightly, a future, finer and better generation will arise to understand it. Later, as a newspaper correspondent in paris, he was shocked and dismayed by the anti-Semitic prejudice surrounding the notorious Dreyfus affair Herzl said in later years that it was the Dreyfus affair that had made a Zionist out of him.
The Jewish State Jewish, Judaism #ad - The jewish question, he wrote, was not a social or religious question but a national question that could be solved only by making it "a political world question to be discussed and settled by the civilized nations of the world in council. In 1897, he declared, at a world congress of Zionism, "We want to lay the foundation stone for the house which will become the refuge of the Jewish nation.
Born in budapest, hungary in 1860, Herzl encountered anti-Semitism when he attended a scientific secondary school. It depends on the Jews themselves whether this political pamphlet remains for the present a political romance. This edition makes it widely available in an inexpensive high-quality format. Translated by sylvie d'avigdor, it includes an introduction by Louis Lipsky, and a biography of Herzl based on the work of Alex Bein.
The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam ChomskyYale University Press #ad - In other words, in probing Zionism, they confronted the very nature of modernity and the often catastrophic histories of our time. Stone, and Noam Chomsky. A lively intellectual history that explores how prominent midcentury public intellectuals approached Zionism and then the State of Israel itself and its conflicts with the Arab world In this lively intellectual history of the political Left, cultural critic Susie Linfield investigates how eight prominent twentieth-century intellectuals struggled with the philosophy of Zionism, and then with Israel and its conflicts with the Arab world.
Constructed as a series of interrelated portraits that combine the personal and the political, Arthur Koestler, and activists such as Hannah Arendt, the book includes philosophers, historians, journalists, I. By examining these leftist intellectuals, Linfield also seeks to understand how the contemporary Left has become focused on anti-Zionism and how Israel itself has moved rightward.
The Lions' Den: Zionism and the Left from Hannah Arendt to Noam Chomsky #ad - F. In their engagement with zionism, these influential thinkers also wrestled with the twentieth century’s most crucial political dilemmas: socialism, terrorism, colonialism, democracy, nationalism, and anti-Semitism.
Altneuland: The Old-New-LandWildside Press #ad - Outlining herzl's vision for a Jewish state in the Land of Israel, Altneuland became one of Zionism's establishing texts. The old new land or "altneuland" in the original German is a utopian novel published by Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, in 1902.
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British MandateMetropolitan Books #ad - He introduces the legendary figures--general Allenby, David Ben-Gurion--as well as an array of pioneers, Lawrence of Arabia, secret agents, diplomats, and fanatics. Now segev explores the dramatic period before the creation of the state, when Britain ruled over "one Palestine, complete" as noted in the receipt signed by the High Commissioner and when its promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day.
Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous era 1917 to 1948 of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. A panoramic and provocative history of life in palestine during the three strife-torn but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sownTom Segev's acclaimed works, 1949 and The Seventh Million, overturned accepted views of the history of Israel.
One Palestine, Complete: Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate #ad - He tracks the steady advance of jews and arabs toward confrontation and with his hallmark originality puts forward a radical new argument: that the British, consistently favored the Zionist position, as commonly thought, far from being pro-Arab, and did so out of the mistaken--and anti-Semitic belief that Jews turned the wheels of history.
Rich in unforgettable characters, the birth of one nation, sensitive to all perspectives, Complete brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, One Palestine, and the tragedy of another.