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Author Meir-Glitzenstein, Esther

Title Zionism in an Arab country : Jews in Iraq in the 1940s / Esther Meir-Glitzenstein ; foreword, Anita Shapira
Published London ; Portland, OR : Frank Cass, 2004


Description 1 online resource
Contents Chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Relations between the Jews, British and Arabs in Iraq in the 1940s -- chapter 2 The Reversal in Zionist Policy vis-à-vis the Jews of Islamic Countries -- chapter 3 National Encounter and Culture Clash: The Emissaries and the Jews of Iraq -- chapter 4 The Hehalutz Movement in Iraq -- chapter 5 Young Women in the Zionist Movement -- chapter 6 The Zionist Struggle for the Jewish Street -- chapter 7 Legal and Illegal Aliyah -- chapter 8 The Haganah -- chapter 9 A Community Trapped: Iraqi Jewry during the War of Independence -- chapter 10 The Zionist Movement in Iraq during the Persecutions -- chapter 11 From Emigration to Expulsion: The Mass Immigration of Iraqi Jewry to Israel
Summary Zionism in an Arab Country explores the relations between the Zionist establishment in Israel, and the Jewish community in Iraq. This relationship is centred on two organizations: a Zionist movement and a defense organization. By reviewing the activity of these organizations, Esther Meir-Glitzstein examines the decade preceding mass immigration, and reveals the political, societal, economic and cultural developments that shaped the history of Iraqi Jewry in this crucial period.Beyond the main focus on the sphere of Zionist activity, Meir-Glitzstein also uncovers the basic problems
Notes Rev. translation of: ha-Tenuah ha-Tsiyonit vi-Yehude Irak, 1941-1950
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Jews -- Iraq -- History -- 20th century
Zionism -- Iraq
Emigration and immigration.
Ethnic relations.
SUBJECT Iraq -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Iraq -- Ethnic relations
Palestine -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Subject Iraq.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203344065
Other Titles Tenuah ha-Tsiyonit vi-Yehude Irak, 1941-1950. English