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The Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right (International Library of Political Studies v. 9 2nd ed.)By: Colin Shindler (author)Hardback
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DescriptionA radical reappraisal of two key figures in the history of the Israeli Right, this is the first book to explore in depth the development of military Zionism, and gives important insights into the political status of Israel today. Why did Israel shift from a state based on pioneering egalitarianism and 'making the desert bloom' to one which is chiefly known for its military prowess? "The Triumph of Military Zionism" examines Israel's shift to the right at the hands of Menachem Begin, the supposed 'disciple' of Vladimir Jabotinsky. Shindler's book uses original research to challenge the conventional wisdom that Begin was the natural heir to Jabotinsky. He demonstrates through hitherto unpublished sources how Israel drifted away from Jabotinsky's ideas towards a maximalist Zionism because Begin's very selective interpretation of his mentor's words did not reflect Jabotinsky's intentions. This invaluable addition to the study of Israel's political history will appeal to both Middle Eastern and military historians.
About AuthorColin Shindler is a Fellow in Israeli Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He was formerly the editor of the 'Jewish Quarterly' and 'Judaism Today'. He is author of 'Land Beyond Promise' and 'Ploughshares into Swords' (both I.B. Tauris).
- publication date: 25/11/2005
- ISBN13: 9781845110307
- Format: Hardback
- Number Of Pages: 288
- ID: 9781845110307
- ISBN10: 1845110307
- edition: 2nd ed.
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