This is the step-by-step inside story of the Zionist movement from the early Herzlian days to present-day Palestine, rather...

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This is the step-by-step inside story of the Zionist movement from the early Herzlian days to present-day Palestine, rather than the autobiography of the dynamic, dedicated Zionist leader and famous chemist. Here are the fundamentals of the movement, its ethical and national meaning, its historical character, as well as its position with regard to immediate problems as they were presented to the League of Nations, the Zionist Congresses, the Uganda controversy, the Balfour Declaration, the British White Papers, the Peel Commission, and so on. the author divides his material into two sections:- (1) the period before the Balfour Declaration, the conflict between the revolutionists and nationalists in Russia, the east-West factions at Geneva, the assimilations, the revisionists, etc; (2) the post-Balfour period with American Jewry favoring industrial rather than agricultural development, the rising enmity of the Arabs, and the betrayal of the British. This is definitive history of Zionism on its high, diplomatic level; the names of the world's great in politics and Jewry take precedence over Weizmann himself. He lets his achievements spead for themselves. Not for popular consumption unless interest outweighs rather heavy reading.

Pub Date: Jan. 19, 1948

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Publisher: Harper

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1948