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History of Zionism

History of Zionism

This course examines the Zionist idea and its implementation from the precursors of Zionism to the founders of the State of Israel. The lectures explore the origins of the Zionist ideology and inquires into the historical conditions as well as the political strategies that made its success possible. Topics of the course include the impact of antisemitism on the genesis of Jewish nationalism, the theses of Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha'am, and other ideologues of the Zionist movement, the synthesis between political Zionism and practical Zionism, ideological confrontations between the Zionist and anti-Zionist Jews, the Jewish organized community in Palestine during the mandate era and the origins of the Israeli Palestinian conflict.



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