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Y source of Jewish members of the Cabinet who felt that an independent Jewish State would lead to charges of dual loyalty and hard won work at gaining Jews ual status in English societyLectureChapter 3 covers the period of British
Mandatory rule up to 1945 opposition to Jewish migration voices by factions led by the Grand Mufti rule up to 1945 opposition to Jewish migration voices by factions led by the Grand Mufti title created by the British Hajj Amin Husayni counterbalanced by Jewish and British investment Whereas the Jews organized themselves to the necessary infrastructure to create a state Cohen opines that local Arab culture viewed politics as a means towards personal advancement and influence than national interest Jewish interest in buying land monetized Arab wealth that was largely based land not in capital and some of the largest sellers of land were also the loudest critics Economic development also undermined traditional Arab clan notables among the Hussaynis and Nashashibis who lived in Jerusalem with new lites based in Jaffa and specially Haifa which was developing into a major port The change in England to Labour government where Churchill was relegated to the opposition resulted in a lack of mpathy for the 1929 Arab attacks on Jews and for Zionism Cohen is also the author of Churchill and the Jews There s a good discussion of how the assassination of Lord Moyne by the splinter Lehi group lead to its rejection by the mainstream Hagana One of the reasons given is that Moyne a personal friend of Churchill was blamed by Lehi members for the sinking of the refugee ship Struma in the Bosporus in 1942 as well has his rejection of saving Hungarian JewsThe final chapter covers the period from 1945 48 There was considerable political pressure to find a resolutio. St conflict and its development from arly in the twentieth century until 1948 focusing par. .
Concise balanced informative Lectures of InterestWell written summary with some interesting perspectives The book is based On A Series Of 4 a series of 4 Prof Cohen gave in 1980 at American universities and is geared towards a general audience The time frame is from the close of the Ottoman Empire roughly beginning around 1840 until Israel s Declaration of Independence in May of 48Cohen first focuses on A Certain Justice (Adam Dalgliesh, early Arab Nationalist and his take on the McMahonHussein correspondences is that neither party wasmpowered to make the offers that they did nor did they was there much of an understanding as to
what they ntailed Rather than taking it seriously he makes a supported they ntailed Rather than taking it seriously he a well supported that these promises were nothing than Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies each side feelingach other outHe then xamines arly Zionism before Herzl leading up to the Balfour declaration in 1917 Political Zionisms is traced to a group known as Hovevei Tsion as a reaction to Russian pogroms in the 1880s and strongly influenced by Leo Pinsker and his book Auto Emancipation It wasn t until 15 years later that Herzl conceived of The Jewish State How the Zionists Created the Jewish Ethnostate and lobbied both Western and Turkish leadership for the right of Jews to return There s an interesting side note that Herzl would have preferred greater success as a playwright than as a journalist and political figures as such it is the times that make the manThe book continues with the Sykes Picot agreement and on to Balfour Cohen s interpretation is that Britain s military goal was the creation of a sympathetic buffer state to protect the Suez canal from the The Power Of A Choice east the desert having proved not to be a sufficient barrier to attack in WW I Resistance to Weizman s original reuest came from the unlikel. Here is a brief intelligentven handed analytical account of the origins of the Arab Zioni.
Download The Origins and Evolution of the Arab Zionist ConflictN to the problem of Jewish refugees still interred in DP camps throughout Europe most of whom were reluctant to return to their destroyed communities and instead wanted to be admitted to Palestine The Morrison Grady plan would have allowed 100000 of these in provided that Jewish autonomy would be shelved and that the Hagana would give up it s weapons which the Zionists felt was both insufficient and that the Hagana would give up it s weapons which the Zionists felt was both insufficient suicidal For it s part Britain was looking for a way to get out of this mess as the cost of maintaining a garrison in the Middle East was costing far than they could afford
The members of the Arab League formed in 1945 was ineffectually jockeyingmembers of the Arab League formed in 1945 was ineffectually jockeying position none of whom trusted ach other Cohen blames Jordan s King Abdallah with his well trained armed forces for driving the other league members into the 1948 war ach of the rival interests were as much interested in their share of the spoils as driving out the JewsThe downside of the book is that there are no footnotes to source the material though there is a list of suggested supplementary reading for ach chapter Also included "are illustrative xcerpts from 13 historic documents most of which can be found and in the comprehensive Arab "illustrative The Case for Paleolibertarianism and Realignment on the Right excerpts from 13 historic documents most of which can be found and in the comprehensive Arab Reader with thexception of two interesting documents The 1914 Cairo Arab Nationalist Manifesto and the 1945 Pact of the Arab League The former is an anti union Islamic manifesto which pleads for Christians and Jews to unite with Arab nationalists against the irreligious Turks The latter argues for a new Mandate be Oh My God, What a Complete Aisling established in Palestine under the a league of Arab states until such time as that country is ready for independenceI have read detailed accounts but I found it to be an informative and readable summary ofventsRecommende. Ticularly on the period when Britain ruled Palestine under mandate from the League of Natio. .