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Author Viorst, Milton, author.

Title Zionism : the birth and transformation of an ideal / Milton Viorst.

Publication Info. New York : Thomas Dunne Books/ St. Martin's Press, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  956.94 VIORST    Check Shelf
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  956.94 VIO    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  320.54 V81    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  320.5409 VIORST    DUE 05-08-24
Edition First edition
Description xi, 318 pages : portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-301) and index.
Contents Theodor Herzl 1860-1904 : Pathfinder -- Chaim Weizmann 1874-1952 : Matchmaker -- Vladimir Jabotinsky 1880-1940 : Insurgent -- David Ben-Guiron 1886-1973 : State-builder -- Rav Abraham Isaac Kook 1865-1935, Rabbi Zvi Yehuda Kook 1891-1982 : Revivalists -- Menachem Begin 1913-1992 : Loyal disciple -- Arriving at Netanyahu 1983-2015 : Revisionism triumphant.
Summary "Milton Viorst examines the evolution of Zionism, from its roots by serving as a cultural refuge for Europe's Jews, to the cover it provides today for Israel's exercise of control over millions of Arabs in occupied territories. Beginning with the shattering of the traditional Jewish society during the Enlightenment, Viorst covers the recent history of the Jews, from the spread of Jewish Emancipation during the French Revolution Era to the rise of the exclusionary anti-Semitism that overwhelmed Europe in the late nineteenth century. Viorst examines how Zionism was born and follows its development through the lives and ideas of its dominant leaders, who all held only one tenet in common: that Jews, for the first time in two millennia, must determine their own destiny to save themselves. But, in regards to creating a Jewish state with a military that dominates the region, Viorst argues that Israel has squandered the goodwill it enjoyed at its founding, and thus the country has put its own future on very uncertain footing. With the expertise and knowledge garnered from decades of studying this contentious region, Milton Viorst deftly exposes the risks that Israel faces today."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Zionists -- Biography.
Herzl, Theodor, 1860-1904.
Weizmann, Chaim, 1874-1952.
Jabotinsky, Vladimir, 1880-1940.
Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973.
Kook, Abraham Isaac, 1865-1935.
Kook, Ẓevi Judah ben Abraham Isaac, ha-Kohen, 1891-1982.
Begin, Menachem, 1913-1992.
Netanyahu, Binyamin.
HISTORY -- Middle East -- Israel.
Zionism. (OCoLC)fst01184468
Zionists. (OCoLC)fst01184502
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
ISBN 9781250078001 (hardback)
1250078008 (hardback)
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