The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise Of Modern Israel

Paperback | March 31, 2003

byLeslie Stein

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Blending an analysis of general political, diplomatic, and military trends with a description of how Zionist pioneers coped with ongoing social developments and challenges, Stein recounts the events that would ultimately lead to the formation of the State of Israel in May 1948. The study begins with the wave of Russian pogroms that erupted in 1882 and stimulated an interest in Jewish migration to Palestine. Stein proceeds to the experiences of the first batch of settlers as they established farms, fostered the rejuvenation of Hebrew, and coped with the local Arab population. He examines how Theodore Herzl's worldwide modern Zionist movement gathered momentum and led to a further increase in Jewish settlement in Palestine. This book covers key events such as the pioneering efforts to establish collective farms, the inauguration of Jewish defense organizations, the Balfour Declaration, and the formation of the British Mandate. Stein focuses on the gradual but persistent consolidation of the Jewish community as a self-contained body, looking closely at important institutions such as the Trade Union Federation, as well as the development of political parties. Later chapters chronicle the growing strife with the Arab population and the disintegration of the British Mandate, which would eventually culminate in the declaration of a Jewish state.

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Blending an analysis of general political, diplomatic, and military trends with a description of how Zionist pioneers coped with ongoing social developments and challenges, Stein recounts the events that would ultimately lead to the formation of the State of Israel in May 1948. The study begins with the wave of Russian pogroms that eru...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.4 × 6.24 × 0.89 inPublished:March 31, 2003Publisher:Praeger PublishersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:027597815X

ISBN - 13:9780275978150

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?Stein has written a concise and readable book outlining the formation of Israel. Most of the material is drawn from secondary sources in Hebrew and English, but the author crafts an interesting, straightforward account of the Zionist movement from the 1880s to 1948. Stein provides a solid outline of the key people and principal events, making the book a good beginning for readers who want information about Zionism and all of its facets....more neutral than many of the polemical histories of the period and is a constructive addition to the literature on the formation of Israel. Recommended. General and undergraduate collections.??Choice