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Zionism



  • The Women Who Secured the Balfour Declaration

    by Natalie Livingstone

    Women in the Rothschild family were instrumental in creating support among wealthy British Jews for Zionism, which they had previously rejected out of perceived self-interest and disdain for the Jewish masses.



  • Ken Burns's Holocaust History Has a Palestine Problem

    by Rafael Medoff and Monty Noam Penkower

    Although there was no sovereign government in Palestine between 1933 and 1945, British authorities there admitted a quarter million Jewish refugees. The filmmaker's focus on "sovereign" countries' record admitting refugees burnishes the Roosevelt administration's record. 



  • "This Obstinate Little Man": Tom Segev on Ben-Gurion as the King Lear of Zionism

    "Ben-Gurion was not a saint and should not be made into one posthumously. An unvarnished account of his vices is essential, but so is an appreciation of his merits." A reviewer says Tom Segev's new biography sheds little light on his influence over the Zionist movement and the Israeli state.



  • In Israel, the Violent Legacy of 1948

    by Benny Morris

    "The chaos in the towns of Lydda, Ramle, Haifa, Umm al-Fahm and Acre is a dim echo of the civil war between Palestine’s Jewish and Arab communities that engulfed the country during the first months of the 1948 war."



  • Philanthropy and the “Jewish Continuity Crisis”

    by Hadas Binyamini

    The particular focus of some large Jewish philanthropic organizations on promoting Zionism and denouncing intermarriage reflects changes in the broader philanthropic universe: private wealth supplanting the welfare state, and rules encouraging charities to invest and amass wealth, and the focus on nuclear families as social units.



  • Dozens Of Academics Oppose New Controversial Yad Vashem Chair

    Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt is among the academics criticizing the appointment of a right-wing politician to head the Israeli Holocaust memorial and educational center, arguing that his remarks toward Palestinians and Arab Israelis are disqualifying. 



  • Daniel Pipes Argues Annexing the West Bank Would Hurt Israel

    Daniel Pipes, prominent conservative American commentator on Middle Eastern affairs, gives six reasons to believe that taking over Palestinian territory would harm both U.S.-Israel relations and Israel’s status as the Jewish state.