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Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s (review)

Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s (review) would also require a more thorough evaluation of the nomadic ideal, which Leal has retained in a modified form. Thomas B. Dozeman United Theological Seminary Dayton, OH Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s, by Esther MeirGlitzenstein. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. 285 pp. $100.00. This important book by Esther Meir-Glitzenstein deals with the activity of the Zionist movement in Iraq in the last decade of existence of the Jewish community in that country. The book focuses on the struggles between the Zionist emissaries and the community's traditional leadership and those forces within the community which sought to preserve its existence in Iraq, as well as the challenge posed by the Communists. Her details and comprehensive research are based on documents from British, Zionist, and Israeli archives, memoirs, and previous studies. After the 1920s, the Arab-Jewish conflict in Mandatory Palestine and anti-Zionism as a paradigm, interwoven with the growth of Arabic national consciousness and pan-Arab ideological discourse, became an emotional issue in the internal politics of Iraq. Identification with the Palestinian Arabs and anti-Zionism became an aspect of Iraqi domestic politics, ideologically justified by the pan-Arab dimension of Iraqi nationalism, anti-British nationalism, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s (review)

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would also require a more thorough evaluation of the nomadic ideal, which Leal has retained in a modified form. Thomas B. Dozeman United Theological Seminary Dayton, OH Zionism in an Arab Country: Jews in Iraq in the 1940s, by Esther MeirGlitzenstein. London and New York: Routledge, 2004. 285 pp. $100.00. This important book by Esther Meir-Glitzenstein deals with the activity of the Zionist movement in Iraq in the last decade of existence of the Jewish community in that country. The book focuses on the struggles between the Zionist emissaries and the community's traditional leadership and those forces within the community which sought to preserve its existence in Iraq, as well as the challenge posed by the Communists. Her details and comprehensive research are based on documents from British, Zionist, and Israeli archives, memoirs, and previous studies. After the 1920s, the Arab-Jewish conflict in Mandatory Palestine and anti-Zionism as a paradigm, interwoven with the growth of Arabic national consciousness and pan-Arab ideological discourse, became an emotional issue in the internal politics of Iraq. Identification with the Palestinian Arabs and anti-Zionism became an aspect of Iraqi domestic politics, ideologically justified by the pan-Arab dimension of Iraqi nationalism, anti-British nationalism, and

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Jul 12, 2006

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