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Unformatted text preview: POLI SCI MIDTERM ZIONISM- Anti-Jewish imaging- Zionist use Aryan ideal and apply it to the Jews- Money changers no more, they will work the land and become strong- Movement secular but with religious sentiments- Developed for European, secular Jews with no strong faith ties- Most people thought going back to Jerusalem was metaphorical, but Zionists took it literally- Influenced by European nationalism, the Jews were not welcome in Europe- Zionism developed in West Europe and Russia- Zionists wanted auto-emancipation- Many Jews believed assimilation would solve the problem, but it failed- Zionism all about nationalism not religion “There is no place for Jews except Israel”- Actually religious heresy, not waiting for the messiah to take them back to temple- Not a majority of Jews believed in it Anti-semitism- Moves from religious base to ethnic base- The switch occurs during the Enlightenment- Old anti-semitism because of biblical arguments—they killed Jesus, new anti- semitism because of racism- Fear that Jews are trying to take over the world THE FIRST ALIYAH- Idea of people without a country going to a country without people THE 1929 RIOTS- Arabs afraid of becoming a minority in their own land...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course POLI_SCI 390 taught by Professor Sion during the Winter '08 term at Northwestern.
- Winter '08