Yizhar shows the Zionist rhetoric through the combat soldiers, but through this recognition of Zionist reasoning, he questions the rights of the Zionists to takeover Arab villages-and for that matter, all of Palestine-to create a Jewish nation. Modern Zionism has roots from 1850 until the present day, and the ideals of Zionism emerged as secular nationalism and Anti-Semitism in Europe, in particular Eastern Europe, increased. The principles of Zionism differ from one Zionist extreme to another, but the main uniting fac...
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...us times in previous history. Palestinians were left without a home, and “with the dispersion, the Palestinian question became one of the refugees, to be handled by the Arab states” (Smith 205) as a result of Jewish nationalism.
The Arab-Israeli War was a war which removed thousands from their homes to create room for a new nation, and the consequences are very real in Palestinian, Israeli, and Arab lives today. The issues surrounding it remain major points of debate and contention in politics today, as any observer could see from a glance at a news station or newspaper. There were many accounts of the creation of the state, and Yitzir attempts to create a more complex picture of the Palestinian expulsion. The Jewish state was created on May 14, 1948, whether people “believed” in the state’s right to exist-or not-and it is a powerful force.
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