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A Threat from Within
A Century of Jewish Opposition to Zionism

Rabkin, Yakov M.
Publisher:  Fernwood Publishing/Zed Books
Year Published:  2005   First Published:  2004
Pages:  261pp   ISBN:  1552661717
Library of Congress Number:  DS149.R245 2005   Dewey:  320.54'095694
Resource Type:  Book

Rabkin brings to light continuing Jewish opposition to Zionism, a religious tradition which presents a fundamental challenge to the idea of Israel as a Jewish state.

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Table of Contents

About the Author
Foreword
Prologue

Part I: Orientations
Secularization and Assimilation
History as Battlefield
Anti-Zionists and Non-Zionists
Notes

Part II: A New Identity
From Messianism to Nationalism
The Birth of the Secular Jew
An Incomplete Transformation
Jew, Hebrew, Israeli
Modern Hebrew and Secular Identity
Notes

Part III: The Land of Israel, Exile and Return
Transgression and Exile
Messianic Caution
The Zionist Idea
The Zionist Enterprise

Part IV: The Use of Force
Codified Pacifism
The Jews of Russia: Frustration and Violence
Pride and Self-defense
An Ambivalent Nationalism
Israel's Victories
The Roots of Terrorism
Notes

Part V: Collaboration and Its Limits
Resistance to Zionism in the Holy Land
Rejection of Zionism in the Diaspora
Relations with the State
The State and Judaism
Notes

Part VI: Zionism, the Shoah and the State of Israel
The Catastrophe and Its Causes
The Zionists and the Shoah
Miraculous Rebirth or Continued Destruction?

Part VII: Prophecies of Destruction and Strategies for Survival
The State of Israel in Jewish Continuity
Public Debate and Its Limits
Promise or Menace?
Notes

Epilogue
Afterword
Acknowledgements
References
Glossary
Biographical Notes
Index

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