The Making of the Israeli Far Right

The Making of the Israeli Far Right

Heller, Daniel Kupfert, Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism (Princeton and Oxford: ... Heller, Joseph, 'The Zionist Right and National Liberation: From Jabotinsky to Avraham Stern', Israel Affairs, vol.

Author: Peter Bergamin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838604790

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Abba Ahimeir (1897 –1962) writer, journalist and historian began his public life as a socialist, but subsequently moved toward the rightward extreme of Zionist ideology. One of the earliest opponents of the British Mandate, in 1930 he founded a radical organization called Brit Habiryonim (the Union of Zionist Rebels). This was a clandestine, self-declared fascist faction of the Revisionist Zionist Movement (ZRM) in Palestine whose official ideology was Maximalist Revisionism, an ideology for which Ahimeir is now most well-known. Ahimeir's career as a political activist came to an early end, when he was arrested in connection with the murder of the Labour Zionist leader, Chaim Arlosoroff. Although acquitted, Ahimeir nonetheless went to prison for his involvement as a political activist. This is the first intellectual biography of one of the most influential figures on the Zionist Right. Based on much unseen primary source material from the Ahimeir archive in Ramat Gan and the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel Aviv, as well as Ahimeir's newspaper articles, the author provides a rigorous analysis of Ahimeir's ideological development. The book positions him more accurately within the contexts of the Israeli right and the Zionist movement in general, updates common misunderstanding about this period of history and revises Israeli collective memory.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Making of the Israeli Far Right

The Making of the Israeli Far Right

Although acquitted, Ahimeir nonetheless went to prison for his involvement as a political activist. This is the first intellectual biography of one of the most influential figures on the Zionist Right.

Author: Peter Bergamin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838604783

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Abba Ahimeir (1897 –1962) writer, journalist and historian began his public life as a socialist, but subsequently moved toward the rightward extreme of Zionist ideology. One of the earliest opponents of the British Mandate, in 1930 he founded a radical organization called Brit Habiryonim (the Union of Zionist Rebels). This was a clandestine, self-declared fascist faction of the Revisionist Zionist Movement (ZRM) in Palestine whose official ideology was Maximalist Revisionism, an ideology for which Ahimeir is now most well-known. Ahimeir's career as a political activist came to an early end, when he was arrested in connection with the murder of the Labour Zionist leader, Chaim Arlosoroff. Although acquitted, Ahimeir nonetheless went to prison for his involvement as a political activist. This is the first intellectual biography of one of the most influential figures on the Zionist Right. Based on much unseen primary source material from the Ahimeir archive in Ramat Gan and the Jabotinsky Institute in Tel Aviv, as well as Ahimeir's newspaper articles, the author provides a rigorous analysis of Ahimeir's ideological development. The book positions him more accurately within the contexts of the Israeli right and the Zionist movement in general, updates common misunderstanding about this period of history and revises Israeli collective memory.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

END GAME

END GAME

The book analyses and critiques this approach, arguing forcefully for ending Israeli indecision over the future of the land and in favor of partition and, eventually, peace.

Author: Natan Sachs

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815731574

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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How Israelis envision and plan for the future of their country Does Israel have a plan? What does the country want to look like in 10 or 20 years? What borders does it hope to have? Will the West Bank or the Gaza Strip be part of it? Will the Palestinians residing the territories be granted citizenship and become Israeli citizens? Does the country as a whole even know what it wants, what its goals are, or how to achieve them? Israel faces a fundamental question, a -trilemma.- It can choose only two of three different goals many Israelis hold dear: to maintain control over the West Bank, with its strategic and religious significance to Israel; to retain a clear Jewish majority, the goal of the Zionist movement that founded the state; or to remain a democracy, with full voting rights for all citizens. This trilemma has caused world leaders and publics, Israel-supporters and critics, to wonder aloud time again: what does Israel want? If it wishes to maintain its Jewish and democratic character, surely it must separate from the West Bank and its population; Why then does Israel keep building in Israeli settlements in the West Bank, making such separation all the more difficult? And if it plans to retain control over the West Bank, is it really willing to give up on either its Jewish nature or its democracy? End Game attempts to solve the puzzle of why the Israeli strategic vision seems so elusive to many foreigners and Israelis alike. It explores how Israelis' beliefs about their future are formed and how their visions are translated into policy, focusing on three factors in depth: the role of security concerns, ideology, and domestic political constraints that combine to shape Israel's strategic posture. The book contrasts the full range of views in Israel over the future of the West Bank, from supporters of a bi-national state or confederacy on the left, to supporters of a -one state- on the far right of the political spectrum. It pays particular attention to the worldview of the political center-right, led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a conservative, risk-averse and -anti-solutionist- approach to the problem. This worldview, following decades of precedent, rejects the need for a full-fledged strategic -solution- to the problem, leading to widespread confusion over Israel's goals. The book analyses and critiques this approach, arguing forcefully for ending Israeli indecision over the future of the land and in favor of partition and, eventually, peace.
Categories: Political Science

The Triumph of Israel s Radical Right

The Triumph of Israel s Radical Right

Right of Return, demanding that Palestinian refugees and their descendants be allowed to return to their places of ... Palestine and Israel would be drawn to the west of several population centers of Israeli Arabs, thus making them part ...

Author: Ami Pedahzur

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199908820

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Two decades ago, the idea that a "radical right" could capture and drive Israeli politics seemed highly improbable. While it was a boisterous faction and received heavy media coverage, it constituted a fringe element. Yet by 2009, Israel's radical right had not only entrenched itself in mainstream Israeli politics, it was dictating policy in a wide range of areas. The government has essentially caved to the settlers on the West Bank, and restrictions on non-Jews in Israel have increased in the past few years. Members of the radical right have assumed prominent positions in Israel's elite security forces. The possibility of a two state solution seems more remote than ever, and the emergence of ethnonationalist politician Avigdor Lieberman suggests that its power is increasing. Quite simply, if we want to understand the seemingly intractable situation in Israel today, we need a comprehensive account of the radical right. In The Triumph of Israel's Radical Right, acclaimed scholar Ami Pedahzur provides an invaluable and authoritative analysis of its ascendance to the heights of Israeli politics. After analyzing what, exactly, they believe in, he explains how mainstream Israeli policies like "the right of return" have served as unexpected foundations for their nativism and authoritarian tendencies. He then traces the right's steady rise, from the first intifada to the "Greater Israel" movement that is so prominent today. Throughout, he focuses on the radical right's institutional networks and how the movement has been able to expand its constituency. His closing chapter is grim yet realistic: he contends that a two state solution is no longer viable and that the vision of the radical rabbi Meir Kahane, who was a fringe figure while alive, has triumphed.
Categories: Political Science

The Extreme Right in France 1789 to the Present

The Extreme Right in France  1789 to the Present

Since 1789, the far right has been an important factor in French political life and in different eras has taken on a range of different guises. This work surveys the history of this contentious political and intellectual tradition.

Author: Peter Davies

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415239818

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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Since 1789, the far right has been an important factor in French political life and in different eras has taken on a range of different guises. This work surveys the history of this contentious political and intellectual tradition.
Categories: Political Science

The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right

The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right

Right in Europe: An Overview (Verlag Bertelsmannstiftung, 2008); and The Radical Right in Eastern Europe: Democracy ... His books include The Triumph of Israel's Radical Right (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Israeli Secret Services ...

Author: Jens Rydgren

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190274566

Category: Social Science

Page: 744

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The resurgence of strong radical right-wing parties and movements constitutes one of the most significant political changes in democratic states during the past several decades, particularly in Europe. The radical right's comeback has notably attracted interest from political scientists, sociologists, and historians, although the majority of past research focuses on party and electoral politics. In contrast, The Oxford Handbook of the Radical Right not only covers existing literature, but also shows how the radical right forms movements rather than parties. Editor Jens Rydren has gathered an international cast of contributors to cover concepts and definitions; ideologies and discourses; and a range of contemporary issues such as religion, globalization, gender, and activism. Further, this volume is one of few to provide a number of cases focusing on areas outside of Europe, including Russia, the US, Australia, Israel, and Japan. By integrating various strands of scholarship on the radical right that covers different regions and different research perspectives, this Handbook provides an authoritative and state of the art overview of the topic and will set the agenda for scholarship on the radical right for years to come.
Categories: Social Science

The Rise of the Israeli Right

The Rise of the Israeli Right

plethora of Far Right religious parties. ... in which every man in Israel will sit under his vine and fig tree in full observance of the Torah of Israel.22 In addition, the authority of rabbis was elevated in decision-making in parties ...

Author: Colin Shindler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521193788

Category: History

Page: 318

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This book traces the history of the Israeli Right since its inception and its struggle to gain power. It looks at the political ideas that are its bedrock and how it has been the dominant force in Israeli politics for nearly four decades.
Categories: History

Black Hundred

Black Hundred

Explores the roots of growing fascist power in Russia, focusing on the anti-semitic Pamyat party

Author: Walter Laqueur

Publisher: Harpercollins

ISBN: UOM:39015029560805

Category: Political Science

Page: 317

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Explores the roots of growing fascist power in Russia, focusing on the anti-semitic Pamyat party
Categories: Political Science

The Ascendance of Israel s Radical Right

The Ascendance of Israel s Radical Right

We are working for the Temple - in - the - making just as we did for Zionism - in - the - making . Just as they did not establish a Jewish state right after the first Zionist congress ( 1896 ) , but built an organization that led to its ...

Author: Ehud Sprinzak

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015021834034

Category: Medical

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Argues that nearly a quarter of the Israelis are followers of fundamentalist, nationalist, and anti-Arab groups, and discusses their origins, policies, and influence
Categories: Medical

Negotiating Arab Israeli Peace

Negotiating Arab Israeli Peace

For discussions of Israel's populist , radical - right movements , beginning with the Gush Emunim ( Bloc of the Faithful ) founded in 1974 , see Yehoshafat Harkabi , Israel's Fateful Hour , New York : Harper and Row , 1988 ; Ian Lustick ...

Author: Laura Zittrain Eisenberg

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113059

Category: History

Page: 272

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"In an innovative study, two historians of the Arab-Israeli conflict reflect on what their craft can contribute to peacemaking." -- Middle East Quarterly "A fine overview of the troubled Arab-Israeli negotiations since Camp David, filled with sound analysis and a wealth of documentary material. Students and diplomats alike will benefit from this thoughtful study." -- William B. Quandt, Byrd Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia "This timely book... will be invaluable for students of Middle East international relations and for policy makers who seek a mutually acceptable resolution of this protracted conflict." -- Michael Brecher, McGill University "No matter where one stands on the issues, this valuable work commends itself to students, peace makers, and anyone concerned about the Arab-Israeli conflict and its peaceful resolution." -- Philip Mattar, Institute for Palestine Studies "... Eisenberg and Caplan offer the reader lessons of the past and sound guidance for the present and the future.... a well-researched and well-written book." -- Itamar Rabinovich, Tel-Aviv University What must change before the Arab-Israeli conflict is resolved diplomatically? By illuminating recurring factors that seem to doom peacemaking, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace offers a fresh interpretation of how, when, and why the process does and does not work and points to diplomatic strategies that may produce an enduring peace.
Categories: History