Israel"s Holocaust and the Politics of Nationhood (Cambridge Middle East Studies)

by Idith Zertal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Written in English
Cover of: Israel
Published: Pages: 248 Downloads: 436
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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • World history: from c 1900 -,
  • Holocaust survivors,
  • History - General History,
  • History,
  • Middle East - General,
  • History: World,
  • Middle East,
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945),
  • Holocaust,
  • History / Middle East,
  • Attitudes,
  • Historiography,
  • Israel,
  • Jews
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages248
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7766656M
ISBN 100521850967
ISBN 109780521850964

Israel (/ ˈ ɪ z r i ə l, ˈ ɪ z r eɪ ə l /; Hebrew: יִשְׂרָאֵל ‎; Arabic: إِسْرَائِيل ‎), formally known as the State of Israel (Hebrew: מְדִינַת יִשְׂרָאֵל ‎ Medinat Yisra'el), is a country in Western Asia, located on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red has land borders with Lebanon to the Capital and largest city: Jerusalem . The great nakba, or “catastrophe,”began in , when Christopher Columbus proclaimed the lands of the “Indies” for Spain. Within half a century of his voyage, 95 percent of the inhabitants of the America’s had been killed by European-borne diseases, war, famine and enslavement: million dead, or one out of every five human beings on the planet, the most catastrophic loss . The Importance of the Values of a Jewish and Democratic State. Despite a common misconception, Israel does have a formal constitution [1] as well as judicial review of constitutionality. [2] The Constitution is embodied in several documents called the Basic Laws. The presentation covers the history of Israel from the kingdoms of David and Solomon until today, while focusing mainly on the last years, describing the most important events - including those that are usually forgotten or left out, but are absolutely essential for a meaningful understanding of Israel's long-running conflict with the Arab.

ERETZ-ISRAEL [(Hebrew) - The Land of Israel] was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and political identity was shaped. Here they first attained to statehood, created cultural values of national and universal significance and gave to .   provides extensive and in-depth coverage of Israel, the Jewish World and the Middle East, including defense, diplomacy, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the peace process, Israeli politics, Jerusalem affairs, international relations, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli. See, for example, Zertal, Israel's Holocaust and the politics of nationhood. For a very problematic (to say the least) book that nevertheless contains more than a grain of truth, see Norman Finkelstein, The Holocaust industry: reflection on the exploitation of Jewish suffering (London and New York: Verso, ).Cited by: 8.   Let’s move on from the biblical claim to the Jewish homeland. While that is vitally important to the argument, let’s remove religion from the conversation for just a bit here. (Note: the archaeological and biblical history to help bolster the clai.

  The restoration of Israel to the Holy Land was originally an English, Protestant idea. Jewish Zionism came later and succeeded only because of the Holocaust. The principal impetus for the promotion of a Jewish return to Zion was religious and began with the translation of the Bible from the Pages: The book is not intended for ex cathedra professors and does not purport to offer the latest research in the field. Its purpose is more modest and, if I may say so, more important. It is suggesting that a different way be tried to teach the Holocaust in Israel and to shape its memory. We are proud of the : Yair Auron. Basic Law: Israel as the Nation-State of the Jewish People (Hebrew: חוֹק יְסוֹד: יִשְׂרָאֵל—מְדִינַת הַלְּאוֹם שֶׁל הָעַם הַיְּהוּדִי), informally known as the Nation-State Bill (חוֹק הַלְּאוֹם) or the Nationality Bill, is an Israeli Basic Law which specifies the nature of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Enacted by: Knesset.   India was successfully colonized by tiny Britain in the 18th century. The vehicle for colonization was the East India Company. It was only after the Indian mutiny that Britain acted directly and sent in troops to establish the British Raj.

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The ghost of the Holocaust is ever present in Israel, in the lives and nightmares of the survivors and in the absence of the victims. In this compelling and disturbing analysis, Idith Zertal, a leading member of the new generation of revisionist historians in Israel, considers the ways Israel has used the memory of the Holocaust to define and legitimize its existence and/5.

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Fulfilled prophecies involving the nationhood of Israel. Jewish history is unique in the extent to which its people have been exiled from their land and yet able to later return and re-establish their country. During ancient times, the Jews were forced to essentially relocate their center of life from Jerusalem to Babylon.

7 books about the Holocaust scholars say you should read Recent releases provide valuable lessons ahead of Yom Hashoah, Israel’s national commemoration for victims of Hitler’s Jewish genocide. The Land of Israel, also known as the Holy Land or Palestine, is the birthplace of the Jewish people, the place where the final form of the Hebrew Bible is thought to have been compiled, and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity.

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Very few matrixes can be as sensitive as that of the Holocaust, Israel and the Palestinian Catastrophe of (known as the Nakba). It is no wonder that very few people in the past have attempted to comment on the nexus between the Holocaust, the Nakba and a solution for the Palestine question.

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