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Getting Started with Zionism Books

Following is a brief list of online articles and books that will give you a first idea about Zionism and the creation of Israel -

Zionism and the Creation of Israel - This brief online survey, always under construction, introduces you to the main events and issues.

A brief history of Israel, Palestine and the Conflict - This balanced overview of history will not make you an expert, but it will acquaint you with all the major events of Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian history.

Herzl, Theodor, The Jewish State  - This book became, essentially, the program of the Zionist movement and the embodiment of its common ideology. It is an important historical document.

MACHAL – Overseas Volunteers in Israel's War of Independence - The title is self-explanatory.

Hertzberg, Arthur, The Zionist Idea, A conceptual Analysis and Reader, NYC, Atheneum, 1959. This classic book of readings is essential for understanding Zionism.

Laqueur, Walter, A History of Zionism, Fine Communications, 1997. This authoritative and readable history explains the beginnings of Zionism, from the French Revolution to the creation of Israel. Unlike Sachar's even larger book, it does not go into details of modern Israeli history.

Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998. A comprehensive overview of the subject, told from the Zionist point of view. A good reference, but too detailed and compendious for casual reading by most.

Online Articles, Source Documents and Books about Zionist Topics

1947: The Silver Platter - Poem by Hebrew poet Natan Alterman, written in 1947 in anticipation of the coming bloody struggle.

1945: Rabbi Milton Steinberg Creed of An American Zionist - An historic article outlining the case for Zionism and a democratic Jewish state just after World War II.

1944: Imperatives of the Jewish Revolutionn - Ben Gurion's classic speech outlines his vision for the Jewish people and the Zionist movement, as well as particularistic political concerns.

1942: The Biltmore Program - The 1939 British White Paper had closed Palestine to Jewish immigration, trapping millions of Jews in Nazi occupied Europe. Zionist leaders met in the Biltmore Hotel in New York, and declared their support for a Jewish Commonwealth and renewed immigration, in open defiance of the British mandatory authorities.

1929: Arthur Ruppin - Buying the Emek - This account of Zionist land purchases in Palestine gives insight into how the land was bought, the difficulties involved, and why so little land could be purchased by the Zionist movement.

1923: Vladimir Jabotinsky: The Iron Wall - This essay was published by the head of the Zionist Revisionist movement, Vladimir (Ze'ev) Jabotinsky in 1923. In reaction to riots that had occurred in 1920 and 1921. It called for an independent, legal Jewish defense force, a Jewish Legion in Palestine, which Jabotinsky referred to as an "Iron Wall."

1919: Statement of the Zionist Organization to the Paris Peace Conference - The Zionist organization presented this statement at the Paris peace conference, outlining the Zionist position regarding Palestine, and supporting the British proposal for a mandate that would create a Jewish national home, in line with the Balfour Declaration . The statement provides a great deal of background regarding the position of various Zionist groups and foreign governments, and gives proposed borders for the Palestine mandate as well as proposals for organization of the Palestine government.

1919: A Jewish Palestine by H. Sacher - An eminent Jewish scholar pleaded the case for a Jewish National Home in Palestine.

1917: Balfour Declaration - The "letter" from Lord Balfour to Lord Rothschild, declaring that the British government "view with favor" the establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine. This was to be the basis of the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine, granted to Great Britain.

1917: Ber Borochov - Eretz Yisrael in our program and tactics - This last recorded speech of Borochov represents a radical change in some respects from his earlier doctrinaire Marxist position and blind faith in historical inevitability, in favor of recognizing the importance of cultural factors in Zionist aspirations.

1916: Ber Borochov - The Economic Development of the Jewish People - This article is a classic exposition of a central thesis of Socialist Zionism - the anomalous class structure of the Jewish people.

1908: Arthur Ruppin: The Picture in 1907 - Ruppin was sent to report on the state of the Jewish community in Palestine and settlement efforts. His views became the basis for a radical change in policies that he helped to implement.  

1905: Ber Borochov - The National Question and the Class Struggle - One of the fathers of Socialist Zionism, Borochov pointed out the importance of nationalism, as well as economic motives, in history.

1902: Altneuland - Theodor Herzl's novel of a modern, democratic, pluralistic Jewish state in Palestine, with equality for Arabs. In Hebrew, it was called "Tel Aviv."

1898: Nachman Syrkin - The Jewish Problem and the Socialist Jewish State - This article or pamphlet presents Syrkin's combination of non-Marxian socialism and Zionist nationalism.

1897 - Achad Ha'am - Jewish State, Jewish Problem - Achad Ha'am did not accept the political Zionism of Herzl, or the practical settlement approach of others. This article was a reaction to the first Zionist congress.

1897: Program of the First Zionist Congress - Theodore Herzl organized the first Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland in 1897. Prior to the Congress, Zionist activities had been initiated by several different groups such as Hovevei Zion (lovers of Zion) with no central direction or political program. The Basle Congress was the foundation of a mass Zionist movement.

1897: Max Nordau - Opening Address at the first Zionist congress.

1896: The Jewish State, by Theodore Herzl - This book became, essentially, the program of the Zionist movement and the embodiment of its common ideology. Complete downloadable source, with a historical preface.

1891 - Achad Ha'am - An Open Letter to my Brethren: Pinsker and his Pamphlet, Auto-Emancipation - This eulogy of Leon Pinsker, written in 1891, shows clearly that Achad Ha'am was not opposed to the idea of settlement in Palestine, and that "cultural Zionism" and "practical Zionism" were not incompatible in his view.

1889 - Achad Ha'am - This is not the way ("The wrong way")  - Achad Ha'am believed that Zionist settlement in Palestine would never amount to anything important without a cultural revival of the Jewish people.

1882: Auto-Emancipation by Leon Pinsker - This early Zionist pamphlet was written by Leon Pinsker after violent pogroms in Russia.

1862: Rome and Jerusalem: The Last National Question by Moses Hess - This book was the first call for Jewish national liberation couched in terms of nationalism and based on socialist and liberalist ideals.

c1130 - Yehuda Halevi - Two Hebrew Poems - "My Heart is in the East and "Zion, surely thou art anxious.." - These poems are part of a rich legacy that kept alive the love of Zion, enriched the Hebrew language, and had a profound influence on modern Hebrew poetic idiom.

Books about Zionism

Anonymous, Israel Pocket Library: Zionism, Jerusalem, Keter publishing House, 1973.

Atkinson, Linda, In Kindling Flame: The Story of Hannah Senesh,1921-1944, NYC, Lothrop, 1985.

Avineri, Shlomo, The Making of Modern Zionism: The Intellectual Origins of the Jewish State, Basic Books, 1981.

Avishai, Bernard, The Tragedy of Zionism: Revolution and Democracy in the Land of Israel, Farrar Straus Giroux, 1985.

Avneri, Arieh L., The Claim of Dispossession, Jewish Land-Settlement and the Arabs 1878-1948, London, Transaction Books, 1984.

Balfour, Lord Arthur James, Speeches on Zionism, London; J, W. Arrowsmith, 1928.

Bard, Mitchel G., The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle East Conflict, MacMillan, 1999.

Bauer, Yehuda, Jews for sale?: Nazi-Jewish negotiations, 1933-1945, New Haven, CT, Yale University Press, 1994.

Begin, Menachem, The Revolt: Story of the Irgun, Schuman, 1951.

Bein, Alex, The Return to the Soil: A History of Jewish Settlement in Israel, Jerusalem, Youth and Hechalutz Department of the Zionist Organization, 1952.

Bein, Alex, Theodore Herzl A Biography (trans Maurice Samuel), NYC, Jewish Publication Society of America, 1941.

Beit-Halahmi, Benjamin, Original Sins: Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel, Olive Branch Press, 1993.

Bell, J Bowyer, Terror Out of Zion: The Fight for Israeli Independence, Transaction Pub, 1996.

Ben Gurion, David, Ben Gurion Looks Back in Talks with Moshe Pearlman, New York, Schocken Books, 1965.

Ben-Gurion, David, Rebirth and Destiny of Israel, NYC, Philosophical Library, 1954.

Benas, Bertram B., Zionism: The Jewish National Movement, Liverpool, D. Marples, 1919.

Bentwich, Norman, For Zion's Sake: A Biography of Judah L. Magnes, NYC, The Jewish Publication Society, 1954.

Bober, Arie (ed.), The Other Israel: The Radical Case Against Zionism, NYC, Doubleday and Company, 1972.

Brandeis, Louis D., Brandeis on Zionism (The Rise of Jewish Nationalism and the Middle East Series), Hyperion Press, 1975.

Buber, Martin, Israel and Palestine : The History of an Idea, Strauss and Young, 1952.

Buber, Martin, On Zion: The History of an Idea (Martin Buber Library), Syr, Syracuse Univ Press, 1997.

Buber, Martin; Biemann, Asher D., The Martin Buber Reader: Essential Writings, NYC, Palgrave Macmillan, 2002, ISBN: 312292902, Buy/Reviews.

Caplan N., Futile Diplomacy, Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate, London, Frank Cass, 1986.

Caplan, Neil, Futile Diplomacy, Volume Il: Arab-Zionist Negotiations and the End of the Mandate, London, Frank Cass, 1986.

Chertok, Haim, Stealing Home: Israel Bound and Rebound, NYC, Fordham University Press, 1988.

Chouraqui, Andre, L'Alliance israelite universelle et la renaissance contemporame Juive, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1965.

Cohen, Michael J., The Origins and Evolution of the Arab-Zionist Conflict, University of California, 1987.

Cohen, Mitchell, Zion & State: Nation, Class and the Shaping of Modern Israel, NYC, Columbia University Press, 1992.

Cohen, Naomi Wiener, American Jews and the Zionist Idea, TEL AVIV, Ktav Publishing House, 1975.

Crawford, Alexander William Crawford Lindsay, Lord Lindsay, Letters on Egypt, Edom and the Holy Land, London, H. Colbum, 1847.

Dan, Uri, To the Promised Land: the Birth of Israel, NYC, Doubleday, 1988.

Dershowitz, Alan, The Case for Israel, NYC, John Wiley, 2003, ISBN: 047146502X, Buy/Reviews.

Dowty, Alan, The Jewish State: A Century Later, Updated With a New Preface, Berkeley, CA, University of California Press, 1998, ISBN: 0-520-20941-9, Buy/Reviews.

Edelheit, Abraham and Hershel Edelheit, History of Zionism: A Handbook and Dictionary, Denver, Westview Press, 1999.

Eisenberg, Azriel, and Leah Ain-Globe (ed.), Home at Last, New York, Bloch Publishing Company, 1977.

Elon, Amos, Israelis: Founders and Sons, 1971.

Engie, Anita, The Nili Spies, London, Hogarth Press, 1959, London.

Erlich, Avi and Erlich, Victor, Ancient Zionism: The Biblical Origins of the National Idea, Free Press, 1994.

Ernest, Morris L., So Far So Good, New York, Harper, 1948.

Ettinger, M. (ed.), Book of the Economy of the Yishuv, 1947 (Hebrew), Tel Aviv, HaVaad HaLeumi, 1947.

Feis, Herbert, The Birth- of Israel: The Tousled Diplomatic Bed, New York, Norton, 1969.

Flapan, Simha, Zionism and the Palestinians, NYC, Barnes and Noble Books, 1979.

Friedman, Isiah, Germany, Turkey, and Zionism, 1897-1918, Oxford, Clarendon, 1977.

Friedman, Robert I., The False Prophet: Rabbi Meir Kahane from FBI Informant to Knesset Member, 1990.

Friedman, Robert I., Zealots for Zion, Inside Israel's West Bank Settlement Movement, NYC, Random House, 1992.

Gal, Allon, David Ben Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State, Indiana Univ Press, 1992.

Gawler, George, Tranquillisation of Syria & the East, London, T. & W. Boone, 1845.

Gelber, Yoav, Palestine 1948: War, Escape And The Emergence Of The Palestinian Refugee Problem,  Sussex Academic Press, 2006,  ISBN: 1845190750

Gilbert, Martin, Exile And Return: The Struggle For A Jewish Homeland, Philadelphia, Lippincott, 1978.

Gitelman, Zvi, Jewish Nationality and Soviet Politics: the Jewish sections of the CPSU, 1917-1990, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1992, ISBN: 1691075425, Buy/Reviews.

Gitelman, Zvi, (Ed.), The Emergence of Modern Jewish Politics: Bundism and Zionism in Eastern Europe (Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies), Pittburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh, 2003, ISBN: 822941880, Buy/Reviews.

Gitenstein, R. Barbara, Apocalyptic Messianism and Contemporary Jewish-American Poetry, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1986.

Goldberg, David J., To the Promised Land: A History of Zionist Thought from Its Origins to the Modern State of Israel (Penguin Politics), London, Penguin, 1997, ISBN: 189872346x, Buy/Reviews.

Gorny, Yosef, Zionism and the Arabs, 1882-1948: A Study of Ideology, New York, Ox ford University Press, 1987.

Ha'am, Ahad, Nationalism and the Jewish Ethic, Edited with an introduction by Hans Kohn. New York, n.p, 1962.

Hadari, Ze'ev Venia, Second Exodus: The Full Story of Jewish Illegal Immigration to Palestine, 1945-1948, London, Vallentine, MitchelI, 1991.

Halamish, Aviva Cummings, Ora (Translator), The Exodus Affair: Holocaust Survivors and the Struggle for Palestine (Religion, Theology and the Holocaust), Syracuse, Syracuse Univ Pr, 1998.

Halevi, Yossi Klein, Memoirs of a Jewish Extremist: An American Story, Little, Brown and Company, 1995.

Halkin, Hillel, Letters to an American Jewish Friend: A Zionist's Polemic, JPS, 1977.

Halpern, Ben, The Idea of a Jewish State, Harvard University Press, 1976.

Halpern, Ben Reinharz, Jehuda, Zionism and the Creation of a New Society (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series), NYC, Brandeis Univ, 2000.

Hattis, Susan Lee, The Bi-National Idea in Palestine during Mandatory Times, Haifa, Shikmona, 1970.

Hay, Peter, Ordinary Heroes: The Life and Death of Chana Szenes, Israel's National Heroine, NYC, 1989.

Hazony, Yoram, The Jewish State : The Struggle for Israel's Soul, Basic Books, 2000.

Heller, Joseph, The Birth of Israel 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics, University Press of Florida, 2000.

Heller, Joseph, The Stern Gang: Ideology, Politics, and Terror 1940-1949, London, Frank Cass, 1995.

Hertzberg, Arthur, The French Enlightenment and the Jews, Philadelphia, Jewish Publication SocIety, 1968.

Hertzberg, Arthur, The Zionist Idea, NYC, Atheneum, 1959.

Herzl, Theodor, Complete Diaries, New York, Herzl Press, 1960.

Herzl, Theodor, Palais Bourbon: Bilder aus dem franzosischen Parlamentsleben, Leipzig, N.P, 1895.

Herzl, Theodor, The Jews' State: A Critical English Translation - Henk Overberg (Translator), Jason Aronson, 1997.

Herzl, Theodore, The Diaries of Theodore Herzl, NYC, Peter Smith Publishers, 1987.

Herzl, Theodore, The Jewish State, Dover Publications, 1989.

Heschel, Abraham Joshua, Israel: An Echo of Eternity, New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1967.

Hollingsworth, A. G. H., Remarks Upon the Present Condition and Future Prospect of the Jews in Palestine, London, Seeleys, 1752.

Horovitz, David (ed.), Shalom, Friend: The Life and Legacy of Yitzhak Rabin, Newmarket Press, 1996.

Horowitz, David, State in the Making, CT, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1981.

Hurewitz J, The Struggle for Palestine, Schocken, 1976.

Jabotinsky, Vladimir, Story of the Jewish Legion, New York, Bemard Ackerman, 1945.

Jabotinsky, Vladimir, The War and the Jew, New York, Dial, 1942.

Jabotinsky, Vladimir Sarig, Mordechai, The Political and Social Philosophy of Ze'Ev Jabotinsky: Selected Writings, Valentine Mitchell, 1998.

Jabotinsky, Z'ev, The War and the Jew, NYC, Altalena Press, 1987.

Jarvis, C. S., Three Deserts, New York, Dutton, 1936.

Karsh, Efraim, Fabricating Israeli History: The 'New Historians' ( Cass Series--Israeli History, Politics, and Society). Routledge, 2000. ISBN 071468063X

Katz, David, 50 Faces of Israel, Gefen Books, 1998.

Kedourie, Elie, Zionism and Arabism in Palestine and Israel, London, Frank Cass, 1982.

Keith, Alexander, The Land of Israel, Edinburgh, W. Whyte, 1844.

Khalidi, Walid, From Haven to Conquest: Readings in Zionism and the Palestine Problem until 1948, The Institute for Palestine Studies, 1971.

Kimche, Jon, The Secret Roads: The 'Illegal' Migration of a People 1938-1948, NYC, Hyperion Press, 1976.

Kimmerling, Baruch, Zionism and Economy, Cambridge, Schenkman Publishing Company, 1983.

Kimmerling, Baruch, Zionism and Territory: The Socioterritorial Dimensions of Zionist Politics, Berkeley, University of California, Institute of Intern, 1983.

Koestler A., Promise and Fulfilment Palestine 1917-1949, MacMillan Co, 1949.

Kornberg, Jacques, At the Crossroads: Essays on Ahad Ha'Am, Albany, State Univ of New York Press, 1983.

Kurzman, Dan, Genesis 1948, Ohio, New American Library, Inc, 1970.

Laquer, W. and Rubin, B., The Israel-Arab Reader, London, Penguin, 1995.

Laqueur, Walter, A History of Zionism, Fine Communications, 1997.

Laskier, Michael, The Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco: 1862-1962, Albany, State University of New York Press, 1983.

Leroy-Beaulieu, Anatole, Israel Among the Nations Trans. by F. Hellman, London, No Pub, 1895.

Lewison, Ludwig (ed.), Theodore Herzl: A Portrait for His Age, Cleveland and New York, World Publishing Company, 1955.

Livni, Michael and Skirball, Henry F., Reform Zionism: Twenty Years - An Educator's Perspective, Gefen Books, 1999.

Lockman, Zachary, Comrades and Enemies : Arab and Jewish Workers in Palestine 1906-1948, University of California Press, 1996.

Lowenthal, Marvin, Henrietta Szold: Life and Letters, New York, No pub, 1942.

Luz, Ehud, Parallels Meet: Religion and Nationalism in the Early Zionist Movement, 1882-1904, Jewish Publication Society, 1988.

Macdonald, James G, My Mission in Israel, London, Gol lancz, 1951.

Mandel, Neville, The Arabs and Zionism Before World War I, Berkeley, University of California, 1976.

Masalha, Nur, Expulsion of the Palestinians : The Concept of 'Transfer' in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948, Institure for Palestine Studies, 1992.

Massey, William Thomas, Allenby's Final Triumph, London, Constable, 1920.

Medoff, Rafael Waxman, Chaim I. Woronoff, Jon (ed.), Historical Dictionary of Zionism, Scarecrow Press, 2000.

Meinertzhagen, Richard, Middle East Diary 1917-1956, London, The Cresset Press, 1959.

Melman, Yossi, The New Israelis: An Intimate View of a Changing People, Birch Lane Press, 1992.

Merrill, Selah, East of the Jordan, New York, Scribner's, 1881.

Morris, Benny, Correcting a Mistake Jews and Arabs in Palestine/Israel 1936-1956, Tel Aviv, Am Oved, 2000.

Morris, Benny, Righteous Victims : A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict 1881-1999, Knopf, 2000.

Mort, Jo-Ann and Gary Brenner, Our Hearts Invented a Place: Can Kibbutzim Survive in Today's Israel, Ithaca and London, Cornell University Press, 2003, ISBN: 0-801-43930-2, Buy/Reviews.

Nethanyahu, Benjamin, A Place Among the Nations: Israel and the World, Bantam Books, 2000.

O'Brien, Conor-Cruise, The Siege: The Saga of Israel and Zionism, NYC, Simon and Schuster, 1986.

Oliphant, Laurence, The Land of Gilead, With Excursions in the Lebanon, Edinburgh, W. Blackwood, 1880.

Oz, Amos, Israel, Palestine and Peace, NYC, Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1994.

Patai, Ralph (ed.), Encyclopedia of Zionism and Israel, NYC, McGraw Hill, 1971.

Patai, Raphael (ed.), The Complete Diaries Of Theodor Herzl (Five Volumes), Herzl Press, 1960.

Patterson, J. H., With the Judeans in the Palestine Campaign, New York, Macmillan, 1922.

Penkower, Monty Noam, The Emergence of Zionist Thought, Peter Lang Publishing, 1991.

Penkower, Monty Noam, The Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty, Urbana Champaign, Univ of Illinois Press, 1994.

Peres, Shimon and Robert Littell, For the Future of Israel, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998.

Perlmutter Amos, The Life and Times of Menachem Begin, NYC, Doubleday and Company, 1987.

Porat, Dina, The Blue and Yellow Stars of David: The Zionist Leadership in Palestine and the Holocaust, 1939-1945, Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1990.

Porath, Zipporah, Letters from Jerusalem 1947-1948, AACI (Americans and Canadians in Israel) 2005 Order Information

Ravitzky, Aviezer, Messianism, Zionism, and Jewish Religious Radicalism, Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Robertson, Ritchie and Timms, Edward (ed.), Theodor Herzl and the Origins of Zionism, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Univ Pr, 1997.

Rodrigue, Aron, De l'instruction a l'emancipation: les enseignants de l'alliance israelite universelle, 1860-1939, Paris, Calmann-Levi, 1989.

Politis, Yael, The Lonely Tree (a novel of Gush Etzion) , Holland Park Press, Dec 2008 Order Information

Rose, Norman, The Gentile Zionists: A Study in Anglo-Zionist Diplomacy, 1929-1939, London, Frank Cass, 1973.

Rubinstein, Amnon, From Herzl to Rabin : The Changing Image of Zionism, Holmes and Meier Publishers, 2000.

Rubinstein, Amnon, The Zionist Dream Revisited, NYC, Schocken Books, 1984.

Ruskay, John S. Szonyi, David M. (ed.), Deepening a Commitment: Zionism and the Conservative/Masorti Movement: Papers from a Conference of Conservative/Masorti Movement Leadership, Jewish Theological Seminary of Amer, 1990.

Sa'id, Amin, al- Thawra al- 'arabiyya al-kubra, [The Great Arab Revolt], 2 vols, Cairo, Dar al-'Ilm lil-Malayin, 1934.

Sachar, Howard M., A History of Israel from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time, Alfred A. Knopf, 1998.

Samuel, Herbert, Memoirs, London, The Cresset Press, 1945.

Schechtman, J. B., The Life and Times of Jabotinsky (2 vols), Eshel Books, 1986.

Segev, Tom, 1949:The First Israelis, Free Press, 1986.

Segev, Tom, Elvis in Jerusalem : Post Zionism and the Americanization of Israel trans. H. Watzman, Henry Holt and Company, 2002.

Seidman, Hillel and Schreiber, Mordecai, Menachem Begin: His Life and Legacy, Shengold Pub, 1990.

Shapira, Anita, Land and Power: The Zionist Recourse to Force, 1881-1948, New York, Oxford University Press, 1992.

Shavit, Jacob, Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement 1925-1948, London, Frank Cass and Co, 1988.

Shiblak, Abbas, The Lure of Zion, Al Saqi, 1986.

Shiblak, Abbas, The Lure of Zion: The Case of the Iraqi Jews, London, AI Saqi Books, 1986.

Shimoni, Gideon, The Zionist Ideology (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry Series , No 21), NYC, Brandeis Univ. Press, 1997.

Shindler, Colin, Israel, Likud and the Zionist Dream: Power, Politics and Ideology from Begin to Netanyahu, London, I B Tauris and Co Ltd, 1995.

Shlaim Avi, Collusion across the Jordan-King Abdullah, the Zionist Movement and the Partition of Palestine, NYC, Clarendon Press, 1988.

Sicker, Martin, Between Hashemites and Zionists: The Struggle for Palestine 1908-1988, Holmes and Meier Publishing, Inc, 1989.

Silberstein, Laurence J., The Postzionism Debates: Knowledge and Power in Israeli Culture, London, Routledge, 1999.

Simon, Leon, Selected Essays of Ahad Ha-'Am, Atheneum, 1962.

Simons, Chaim, International Proposals to Transfer Arabs from Palestine, 1895-1947 A Historical Survey, Hoboken, New Jersey, Ktav Press, 1988.

Smith, Gary V., Zionism: The Dream and the Reality, a Jewish Critique, David and Charles, 1974.

Sokolow, Nahum, History of Zionism: 1600-1918, London, Longmans, 1919.

St. John, Robert, Ben-Gurion: Builder of Israel, London, London Pub Co, 1998.

Stein, Leonard, The Balfour Declaration, London, Vallentine, Mitchell, 1961.

Stein, Leslie, The Hope Fulfilled: The Rise of Modern Israel, NYC, Greenwood, 2003, ISBN: 0-275-97815-X.

Stevens, Richard, American Zionism and U. S. Foreign Policy 1942-47, IPS, 1962.

Sussman, Zvi, Wage Differentials and Equality within the Histadruth: The Impact of Egalitarian Ideology and Arab Labour on Jewish Wages in Palestine, Ramat Gan, Massada, 1947.

Taylor Alan R., Prelude to Israel, an Analysis of Zionist Diplomacy 1897-1947, Philosophical Library, 1955.

Temko N., To win or to die, A personal portrait of Menachem Begin, William Morrow, 1987.

Teveth Shabtai, Ben Gurion and the Palestinian Arabs - From Peace to War, NYC, Oxford Univ. Press, 1985.

Teveth, Shabtai, Ben Gurion: The Burning Ground 1886-1948, NYC, Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

Teveth, Shabtai, Ben-Gurion and the Holocaust, NYC, Harcourt Brace, 1996.

Truman, Harry S., Memoirs, Vol. II: Years of Trial and Hope, Garden City, Doubleday, 1956.

Urofsky, Melvin I., American Zionism from Herzl to the Holocaust, Omaha, Univ of Nebraska Press, 1995.

Vital D., Zionism, The Formative Years, Clarendon Press, 1982.

Vital, David, The Origins of Zionism, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1975.

Vital, David, Zionism: The Formative Years, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1982.

Weitz, Joseph, My Diary and Letters to the Children (Hebrew), TeI Aviv, Massada, 1965.

Weizmann, Haim, Trial and Error, London, Hamish Hamilton, 1949.

Wistrich, Robert S., Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism in the Contemporary World, NYC, Schocken, 1994, ISBN: 0805210148, Buy/Reviews.

Zadka, Saul, Blood in Zion: How the Jewish Guerrillas Drove the British Out of Palestine, Brasseys Inc, 1995.

Zertal, Idith, From Catastrophe to Power: Holocaust Survivors and the Emergence of Israel, Berkeley, University of California, 1998.

Zipperstein, Steven J, and Frerichs, Ernest (ed.), Zionism, Liberalism and the Future of the Jewish State, The Dorot Foundation, 2000.

Zipperstein, Steven J., Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'Am and the Origins of Zionism, Berkeley, Univ California Press, 1993.

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