Reading Critique 4

Reading Critique 4 - Mohamed Rajani Dr Anita Rapone HON 308 March 3 2009 Reading Critique IV While I have discussed the third chapter The Mandatory

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Mohamed Rajani Dr. Anita Rapone HON 308 March 3, 2009 Reading Critique IV While I have discussed the third chapter, “The Mandatory State: Colonialism, Nationalization and Cohabitation,” of Ilan Pappe’s A History of Modern Palestine in my previous reading critique, the length of the chapter coupled with some important historical events that the author highlights in the chapter forces me to continue with discussing the same chapter here. The author provides an extensive account of the continuing development of nationalist sentiment on both sides, the Palestinian elite and the Zionist authority. While the rise of Arab nationalism sentiment began while the Ottoman Empire was still a functioning entity, its rise was all the more conspicuous in the lead up to the Second World War. The Zionist authority viewed itself as the flag bearer of a future Jewish state stationed in Palestine. The Palestinian elite, on the other hand, harbored dreams of a Palestinian-Arab state. This, the author informs, was the fundamental basis of the growing friction between the two entities. But how did this nationalist attitude influence the rural mass population? Did they share
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2009 for the course HON 308 taught by Professor Dr.anitarapone during the Spring '09 term at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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Reading Critique 4 - Mohamed Rajani Dr Anita Rapone HON 308 March 3 2009 Reading Critique IV While I have discussed the third chapter The Mandatory

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