ISRAEL'S ODYSSEY by Abraham Mayer Heller


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There is nothing non-partisan about this full and informative history of the progress of Zionism. Rather it is a compendium of pro-zionist thought and achievement from its earliest expression, following the biblical dispersion, up to its present concrete form. In a full account of political zionist factions in Palestine and the Diaspora, Abraham Heller explains the roles of the various founders of Zionism. Firmly he presents the Jewish argument for Palestine, founding it on a biblical and political heritage, and answers the various arguments which have been offered in opposition to Jewish autonomy in the Holy Land. Much attention is given to the consideration of contemporary issues in the new state--education, factions, organizations, attitudes, and also those peripheral situations with which Israel's political destiny is embroiled. A clear, comprehensive, and highly factual survey of the Zionist viewpoint, Israel's Odyssey not only offers answers to the non-partisan, but serves admirably as a reference to those zionists who would review the facts and principles of their platform.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1959
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy