Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914

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University of California Press, Aug 19, 1996 - History - 287 pages
Gershon Shafir challenges the heroic myths about the foundation of the State of Israel by investigating the struggle to control land and labor during the early Zionist enterprise. He argues that it was not the imported Zionist ideas that were responsible for the character of the Israeli state, but the particular conditions of the local conflict between the European "settlers" and the Palestinian Arab population.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
The framework of dependent development in
22
Tax reform and land tenure
30
New settlement and demographic patterns
36
unequal competition and
45
The Ottoman monetary system
90
Between trade unions and political parties 19051914
123
cooperative settlement
146
Israeli nationalism and
187
Notes
220
Glossary
258
Index
278
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Gershon Shafir is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is author of Immigrants and Nationalists and editor of The Citizenship Debates.

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