The First General History of Zionism From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel By Walter Laqueur (640 Pages)Publisher: Fine Communications, 2003
This comprehensive book starts with a discussion of the European background of Zionism since the French Revolution, covers the prehistory of the movement and five decades of Zionist activities, and ends with the establishment of the State of Israel. Pointing out that some of the most bitter attacks on Zionism have come from Jewish critics, the work does not proselytize but searches for the truth.
A brilliant account - sympathetic but not uncritical - of this tumultuous story. This book has become a standard history of one of the most impassioned and embattled movements of our time.
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