The Israel-Arab Reader: A Documentary History of the Middle East Conflict - Part I, pp. 2-36 Summary & Analysis

Walter Lacquer and Barry Rubin
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Part I, pp. 2-36 Summary and Analysis

The chapter examines the period up to the Balfour Declaration of 1917. There are feelings of nationalism in both the Jews and Arabs. The Jews, victims of the pogroms, are told their future is in the East. In 1905, the Arabs begin to discuss secession from the Ottoman Empire and the formation of an Arab nation in which all citizens will have equality and there will be freedom of religion. These are the views of Negib Azouri.

Theodor Herzl is also promoting a Jewish state. He is the founder of Zionism. Since the Jews are persecuted wherever they go, he sees the solution as the formation of a Jewish state. Jews in different parts of the world are subject to persecution. Herzl feels their situation will not improve. He envisions two agencies, the Society of Jews and...

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