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Judaism Reading List: Zionism (Pt. IX)
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          Buber, Martin; Godman, Stanley (Translator). On Zion: The
          History of an Idea (Martin Buber Library). Syracuse Univ Pr
          (Trade); 1997. Paperback. ISBN 0-815604-82-3.
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          Churchill, Randolph S. & Winston S. The Six Day War. Penguin.
          1967. [a classic contemporary account]
          Brandeis, Louis D. Brandeis on Zionism (The Rise of Jewish
          Nationalism and the Middle East Series). Hyperion Pr; 1975.
          Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN 0-883553-12-0.
          [7][Buy at Amazon:

          Cohen, Mitchell. Zion and State: Nation, Class and the Shaping
          of Modern Israel. Blackwell. 1987. Columbia Univ Pr; 1992.
          Paperback. ISBN 0-231079-41-9. [The struggle between mainstream
          and Revisionist Zionism during the Mandatory and early
          statehood periods]
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          Cohen, Naomi Wiener. American Jews and the Zionist Idea. Ktav
          Publishing House; 1975. Paperback. ISBN 0-870682-72-5.
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          Erlich, Avi; Erlich, Victor. Ancient Zionism: The Biblical
          Origins of the National Idea. Free Press; 1994. Hardcover. ISBN
          0-029023-52-1. [Traces the birth of Zionism to biblical
          history, and analyzes, defends and criticizes modern Zionism.]
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          Goldberg, David J. To the Promised Land: A History of Zionist
          Thought from Its Origins to the Modern State of Israel (Penguin
          Politics). Penguin USA (Paper); 1997. Paperback. ISBN
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          Greenspahn, F. (ed). Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient
          Near East. New York Univ Pr; 1991. Paperback. ISBN
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          Halkin, Hillel. Letters to an American Jewish Friend: A
          Zionist's Polemic. JPS, 1977. ISBN 0-827600-93-3. Out of Print.
          [Halkin, an American oleh, addresses six fictional letters to
          his imaginary friend, explaining to him why he should make
          aliyah. Considered a classic among American olim in Israel
          (esp. the non-orthodox olim, since Halkin basically espouses a
          secular Zionist position).]
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          Halpern, Ben. The Idea of a Jewish State. Harvard University
          Press, 1976. Out of Print. ISBN 0-674442-01-6.
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          Halpern, Ben; Reinharz, Jehuda. Zionism and the Creation of a
          New Society (Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry
          Series). Brandeis Univ; 2000. Paperback. ISBN 1-584650-23-0.
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          Harkabi, Yehoshafat. Israel's Fateful Hour. Harper & Row. 1988.
          Out of Print. [The former director of IDF military
          intelligence, Hebrew University professor of international
          relations, and winner of the 1993 Israel Prize, explains
          Israel's need for peace and the feasibility of "land for
          peace"; based on the author's Hachpaot Goraliot]
          Herzl, Theodore. The Jewish State. Federation of American
          Zionists, New York. 1917. Dover Pubns; 1989. Paperback. ISBN
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          Herzog, Chaim. The War of Atonement. Steinmatzky. 1975.
          Stackpole Books; 1998. Hardcover. ISBN 1-853673-07-2.
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          Hertzberg, Arthur. The Zionist Idea: A Historical Analysis and
          Reader. Atheneum. 1979. Jewish Publication Society; 1997.
          Paperback. ISBN 0-827606-22-2. [An outstanding 85 page
          introductory essay and anthology of writings by leading
          [18][Buy at Amazon:

          Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel Aviv University. The
          West Bank and Gaza: Israel's Options for Peace. Tel Aviv
          University. 1989. [essential background reading from a study
          group led by Aharon Yariv, a former director of IDF military
          intelligence; initially sponsored by the American Jewish
          Congress and co-sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League of
          B'nai Brith]
          Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies of Tel Aviv University. The
          West Bank and Gaza: Toward A Solution. Tel Aviv University.
          1989. [a companion to Jaf89b; independent proposals by the
          Jaffee Center study group]
          Laqueur, Walter. A History of Zionism Schocken Books, 1972.
          Fine Communications; 1997. Hardcover. Reprint edition. ISBN
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          Mandel, Neville. The Arabs and Zionism Before World War I.
          University of California. 1976. Out of Print.
          Medoff, Rafael; Waxman, Chaim I.; Woronoff, Jon (ed).
          Historical Dictionary of Zionism. Scarecrow Pr; 2000.
          Hardcover. ISBN 0-810837-73-0.
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          Melman, Yossi. The New Israelis: An Intimate View of a Changing
          People. Birch Lane Pr; 1992. Hardcover. ISBN 1-559721-29-4.
          [The first half of the book is a history of Zionism, along with
          an analysis of the decisions, accomplishments, compromises, and
          mistakes that the major leaders made. The second half of the
          book discusses various aspects of Israeli society, such as
          religious groups, Israeli Arabs, Sefardim, defense needs, and
          so on. Note: Melman is clearly a left-wing secular Israeli.]
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          Parker, Richard B. (ed); Saunders, Harold H. The Six-Day War: A
          Retrospective. University Press of Florida: 1996. Hardcover.
          ISBN 0-813013-83-6
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          Penkower, Monty Noam. The Emergence of Zionist Thought
          (American University Studies, Series IX, History, Vol 3). Peter
          Lang Publishing; 1991. Hardcover. ISBN 0-820416-00-2.
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          Kornberg, Jacques. At the Crossroads: Essays on Ahad Ha'Am.
          State Univ of New York Pr; 1983. Paperback. ISBN 0-873957-39-3.
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          Penkower, Monty Noam. The Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From
          Catastrophe to Sovereignty. Univ of Illinois Pr (Pro Ref);
          1994. Paperback. ISBN 0-252063-78-3.
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          Porat, Dina. The Blue and the Yellow Stars of David: The
          Zionist Leadership in Palestine and the Holocaust 1939-1945.
          Harvard Univ Pr; 1990. Hardcover. ISBN 0-674077-08-3.
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          Rubenstein, Amnon. The Zionist Dream Revisited. Schocken Books,
          New York. 1984. Out of Print. [Traces the cumulative tradition
          of Israeli intellectuals from its Herzlian and Second Aliayh
          roots to the present day and delves into the reasons for the
          right-wing reaction that has emerged since the Six-Day War.
          Very political.]
          Sachar, Howard M. The Course of Modern Jewish History. Vintage
          Books. New revised edition, 1990. Paperback. 891 pages. ISBN
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          Sachar, Howard M. A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism
          to Our Time. Knopf; 1996. Paperback. 2nd revised edition. ISBN
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          Segev, Tom. 1949: The First Israelis. The Free Press, 1986.
          Henry Holt (Paper); 1998. Paperback. Reprint edition. ISBN
          0-805058-96-6. [A detailed history of the first year of
          Israel's existence, based on an extensive study of official
          documents and the press, showing how ideology met with the
          reality of building a state.]
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          Simon, Leon. Selected Essays of Ahad Ha-'Am Athenium, 1962.
          Sternhell, Zeev; Maisel, David (transl). The Founding Myths of
          Israel. Princeton Univ Pr; 1997. Hardcover. ISBN 0-691016-94-1.
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          Sykes, Christopher. Crossroads to Israel: 1917-1948. Midland
          Books. 1973. Out of Print.
          Urofsky, Melvin I. American Zionism from Herzl to the
          Holocaust. Univ of Nebraska Pr; 1995. Paperback. ISBN
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          Zipperstein, Steven J. Elusive Prophet: Ahad Ha'Am and the
          Origins of Zionism. Univ California Press; 1993. Hardcover.
          ISBN 0-520081-11-0.
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