"The Object of Zionism: The Architecture of Israel is a critical study of Zionist spatial planning and the architectural fabrication of the State of Israel from the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1960s and 1970s.
Author: Zvi Efrat
"The Object of Zionism: The Architecture of Israel is a critical study of Zionist spatial planning and the architectural fabrication of the State of Israel from the early decades of the twentieth century to the 1960s and 1970s. It scrutinizes Israel as a singular modernist project--unprecedented in its relative scope and rates of growth, its political and ethical circumstances, and its hyper-production of spatial and structural experiments. This project entailed the molding of a new terrain, the construction of dozens of new towns and hundreds of new rural settlements, and the appropriation of post-war architectural trends, especially Brutalism and Structuralism, as signifiers of national vigour and cultural ingenuity. Contrary to common belief, the State of Israel was not born of emergency routine or speculative ventures, but rather with the objective of designing an instantaneous model state."--Publisher's description.
About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.
Author: Bernard Michael Kaplan
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Excerpt from The Origin and Goal of Zionism: An Address Delivered at the Zionist Demonstration Held Under the Auspices of the Federation of Canadian Zionist Societies in Drummond Hall, Montreal, March 3rd 1901 Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen: - I am cognizant of the fact that, while some of my listeners possess considerable knowledge about the aim and object of Zionism, there are here many others, who are as yet unitiated into the true meaning of Zionism. If they were conversant with the far-reaching ideals of the Zionist movement, there would not be any non-Zionists in our midst. To be imbued with the signification and the significance of Zionism and not be in sympathy with it, is like claiming to be standing on solid ground and be suspended in the air at the same time. They, who are in suspense about Zionism, will have to abandon the claim of standing on terra firma as far as the great Zionist problem is concerned. Man dreads that which is unknown to him. Very few are brave enough to venture out into a region with which they are unacquainted and about which they heard, as the dear old Bible says, "an evil report." It is the unacquaintance with the aspirations of Zionism which is responsible in most cases for the apathy to the cause. It is to the unitiated that I am addressing myself principally, and that will account for the historical aspect of Zionism, which I shall emphasize in the course of my address. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
The meeting was held at Basle—this being the first Zionist Congress which has
met regularly ever since, excepting a few years during the war. A programme of
Zionism was adopted which stated that the object of Zionism was to establish a ...
Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".
By the late 1930s , US representatives played an important role in the
deliberations of the World Zionist Organization , and ... One of the most heated of
the interwar disputes concerned the territorial objectives of Zionism and the
tactics best ...
Author: William L. Cleveland
Publisher: Westview Press
The rise and expansion of Islam -- The development of Islamic civilization to the fifteenth century -- The Ottoman and Safavid Empires : a new imperial synthesis -- Forging a new synthesis : the pattern of reforms, 1789-1849 -- The Ottoman Empire and Egypt during the era of the tanzimat -- Egypt and Iran in the late nineteenth century -- The response of Islamic society -- The era of the young Turks and the Iranian constitutionalists -- World war I and the end of the Ottoman order -- Authoritarian reform in Turkey and Iran -- The Arab struggle for independence : Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the interwar era to 1945 -- The Arab struggle for independence : Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the interwar era to 1945 -- The Palestine mandate and the birth of the state of Israel -- Democracy and authoritarianism : Turkey and Iran -- The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the Egyptian base -- The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the radicalization of Arab politics -- Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s -- Changing patterns of war and peace : Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s -- The consolidation of authoritarian rule in Syria and Iraq : the regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn -- The Iranian revolution and the resurgence of Islam -- The Arabian Peninsula in the petroleum era -- Challenges to the existing order : the Palestinian uprising and the Gulf War -- A peace so near, a peace so far : Israeli-Palestinian relations since the Gulf War -- Patterns of continuity and change in the central Middle East since the Gulf War.
The main themes which preoccupied him were the Holocaust of European Jewry,
the attempt to depict the Jewish state as the objective of Zionism, the unity of the
Labour Movement and the question of international orientation. Berl's outlook ...
Author: Sasson Sofer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Detailed historical reconstruction of the origins of Jewish political thought. By tracing the development of Socialist Zionism and Revisionism in the years prior to Israel's independence, the book demonstrates how the political, social and economic foundations of the future state of Israel were negotiated in this period and how these ideologies have endured and are reflected in Israeli diplomacy. In this respect, the comprehensive analysis is key to an understanding of the basis of Israeli international relations and the fragmentary nature of its politics. The book promises to become a standard reference for students of Zionist and Israeli politics, as well as those interested in the Middle East generally.
July : Five members of Ottoman Parliament , incl . a Palestinian Dep . from
Jerusalem , meet with British Zionist leader Sir Francis Montefiore in London to
voice their concern about political objectives of Zionism . - Dr. Riza Riza Tevfik ,
A 20th Century Chronology.