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Author Aronson, Shlomo, 1936-

Title David Ben-Gurion and the Jewish renaissance / Shlomo Aronson ; translated by Naftali Greenwood
Edition First English edition
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 454 pages)
Contents The intellectual origins of Ben-Gurion's Zionism -- The Holocaust and its lessons -- Ben-Gurion between right and left -- Ben-Gurion and the Israel Defense Forces : from its formation to the Suez -- Sinai campaign of 1956 -- From the 1956 war to the 'Lavon Affair' -- From the 'Lavon Affair' to the Six-Day War -- Epilogue : the renaissance that waned and its leader
Summary "This book offers a reappraisal of David Ben-Gurion's role in Jewish-Israeli history from the perspective of the twenty-first century, in the larger context of the Zionist "renaissance," of which he was a major and unique exponent. Some have described Ben-Gurion's Zionism as a dream that has gone sour, or a utopia doomed to be unfulfilled. Now - after the dust surrounding Israel's founding father has settled, archives have been opened, and perspective has been gained since Ben-Gurion's downfall - this book presents a fresh look at this statesman-intellectual and his success and tragic failures during a unique period of time that he and his peers described as the "Jewish renaissance." The resulting reappraisal offers a new analysis of Ben-Gurion's actual role as a major player in Israeli, Middle Eastern, and global politics"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Translated from the Hebrew
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Subject Ben-Gurion, David, 1886-1973.
Labor Zionism -- Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Israel -- History -- 20th century.
Israel -- Politics and government -- 1948-1967.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0511762437 (electronic bk.)
0511860765 (electronic bk.)
9780511762437 (electronic bk.)
9780511860768 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Daṿid Ben-Guryon. English