Zionism Essays

  • Hibbat Zionism Vs. Revisionism

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    The term “Zionism” originally encapsulated the longing Jews in exile expressed for Palestine and their desire to return and permanently inhabit their homeland as prophesied in the Torah. Zionism as an ideology did not form until the end of the 19th Century as Jews confronted anti-semitism , pogroms, and diasporic living conditions which could only be overcame by returning to their Jewish Homeland. Since the conception of the Zionist Ideology, there have been various movements who have created their

  • Jephte's Daughter By Ragen: An Analysis

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    Jewish literature portrays the struggles of immigrant life, the stable yet alienated middle-class existence that followed, and finally the unique challenges of cultural acceptance: assimilation and the reawakening of tradition Jewish culture, whether defined in religious or secular terms, has been shaped and reshaped by the written word. The result has been a rich legacy of literary invention and textual interpretation that begins in the biblical period and continues to this day. The series of distinguished

  • The Persecution Of Diaspora

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    The term diaspora originates from the Greek word diaspora which means dispersion and had been primarily used for Jewish Émigrés from Palestine and the Middle East (Hoehne 2010: 63). With time the term started to be used in academia, politics and media for ethnic, cultural and religious groups that had left their homelands for other countries and permanently settled to a host country over generations. Persecution of ethnicity, religion and political beliefs or poverty were reasons for leaving. According

  • O Jerusalem Film Analysis

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    The film O Jerusalem is about two American friends One Jewish and the other Arab. Both friends will be pulled in the homeland by conflict as the United Nations will vote on the creation of the Israel. The friends Bobby and Saïd travel from New York City to Jerusalem, where they risk their lives for what they each believe in. This film depicts the Israeli War of Independence and the end of the British mandate of Palestine. The birth of the state of Israel was significant in history and in the film

  • Summary Of Susan Abulhawa's Mornings In Jenin

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    Ironically, the displacement of Palestinians, from the late 19th century forwards, is in turn removing the scattering of Jews with the State of Israel. Thus, Palestinians have to turn elsewhere, to become refugees and immigrants in other countries. Susan Abulhawa’s first novel Mornings In Jenin explores the 4 generations of a single Palestinian family, the Abulhejas, who existed before Israel was established in Palestine in the 1960s. In the small village of Ein Hod, Susan starts with a prominent

  • Faith In Elie Wiesel's Night

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    Faith influences everyone; whether it be faith in a god, a person, or one's own self, faith is ever present. It is one of the most powerful things in all of history; it migrated thousands of people, killed millions, and influences laws in every society. During World War II, the Nazi party of Germany killed up to 6 million people of the Jewish religion. Some of these Jews maintained their faith while they were being killed, some started to break from it, and many lost it completely. If their god was

  • The Importance Of Income Inequality

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    What is income inequality and how is it related to inequality of access to quality education? Income inequality is the unbalanced distribution of income amongst the population. One may not think Education inequality and Income inequality are related yet they are. The higher the income group you belong to the better quality education you can get. This is because education is becoming more and more expensive, especially in poor countries and if you belong from a low income group that means you cannot

  • Reconquista Era Analysis

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    If one were to look into an hourglass at any period of time, one will never fail to see at least two conflicting authorities. Conflicting authorities are one of the main sources to the shaping of history and the effects it produces. If one were to point the hourglass into the 15th century Royal court of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella, one could see the Royal policy clashing with the social tensions. The Reconquista Era consist of a traditional royal court of Jewish descent at war with the

  • Superheroes In The Escapist

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    Josef Kavalier and Samuel Louis Klayman are, like the real-life creators that inspired them - Stanley Martin Lieber (Stan Lee), Robert Kahn (Bob Kane) or Jacob Kurzberg (Jack Kirby) - of Jewish descent. Like their real-life counterparts they too ‘americanized’ their names (to Joe Kavalier and Sam(my) Clay respectively) in order to blend in and adept to a society ripe with racial prejudice. Their Jewish identity, however, is not as easily concealed. In fact, their Jewish roots not only shape their

  • Kite Runner Sacrifice Quotes

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    Draft 1 – Sacrifice to Redemtion “When something bad happens you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.”, said once by Dr. Seuss. In The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Amir had gone through difficulties and has had to choose from the three choices. If Hassan didn’t sacrifice himself, Amir wouldn’t have become a better person. For the reason that Hassan was raped, Amir felt guilty and began regretting his actions. Every time Amir

  • When Pigs Have Wings Analysis

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    Professionalism and Simplicity Two years ago, I was thinking that the war between Israel and Palestine was not too old because the situation at this time was so critical and reached the peak. As I remember the name of a child Mohamed El Durrah who was killed, and the whole world stood against Israel in this incident at that time. Actually, this conflict started at 1948 with the desire of a minority group of Jews to gather all their kind in one place. The number of emigrants to Palestine has increased

  • The Refugee Crisis

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    OPINION ESSAY The refugee’s topic is not something new. However, the refugee crisis we are suffering today has a long story behind. It all began 1916, after the First World War, when Great Britain gave some lands it had conquered in Palestine to the Jewish so that they could create their own county. The Palestinians, who were mainly Muslims, did not really liked to have Jewish in their lands and finally war began. Until today, nor Europe neither any other country has put an end to that conflict even

  • Punishment In The Crucible

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    The 20th century was a time of both success and sadness, triumph and tragedy, however, no event in European history has been quite as disheartening as the Nazi Holocaust, the darkest hour in European History. In less than a decade, The Nazi Party murdered well over 6,000,000 Jews. 6,000,000 mothers, children, fathers, even babies. This tragedy was justified on the grounds that the people of the Jewish population were subhuman, a burden to the Nazi regime. Similar to the Jewish population of Europe

  • Tragic Events During The Holocaust

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    Throughout our history we have had many tragic events and some of these events caused a very large amount of people to die or be mistreated. There were lots of people letting these acts be permitted because of their ignorance and pure hatred. The act of genocide and the extermination of groups of people happened because people were not speaking up against intolerance, hatred and propaganda. During the holocaust 6.3 million Jews died because of Greed,Hate,Silent Majority,and Propaganda, leading to

  • What Are The Consequences Of The Balfour Declaration Dbq

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    impact on Jewish and Arab relations in the Middle East was very disastrous. The motives that influenced the creation of the Balfour Declaration by the British government in 1917 hurt the Palestinians. Due to the interest of the British government in Zionism and its goals, the British sought out the opportunity to take control and manipulate the Jewish population in order to secure a strategic advantage. The introduction of a Jewish homeland served various British domestic and foreign policy goals. In

  • Devotion In Chaim Potok's The Chosen

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    "talked of nothing else but European Jewry and the responsibility American Jews now carried" (185). After being released, Mr. Malter goes even further, attending Zionist rallies and teaching a class about political Zionism. He sacrifices his own health for the sake of promoting Zionism, exclaiming that he must leave a legacy behind and his life must mean something. Mr. Malter is a fighter; he remains devoted in the face of serious trials and sacrifices nearly everything for the sake of his

  • Anti-Semitism In The 19th Century

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    mid-1800s the German Ant-Semitism began to pick up yet again. Germany saw a rise in Ant-Semitism due to two factors, German unification and Zionism. Zionism is the thought of Jews moving back to their homeland in Palestine and creating a new Jewish state. Zionism spread with leader’s trying to bring together Jewish people through speeches and newsletters. Due to Zionism many Germans began to think that Jews want to take over the world. German unity also helped with the rise of Anti-Semitism in the mid-1800s

  • David Malter's Character In The Chosen, By Chaim Potok

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    most valuable character-traits. Although Mr. Malter does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, he still follows many of his commands without even knowing it. He cares for and loves his son more than anything. He willingly sacrifices his health for Zionism a cause he has a passion for. He also takes the time to disciple his own son. David Malter is an extremely Christ-like man because of his loving nature, the way he makes sacrifices and his willingness to disciple his son. In The Bible, Jesus stresses

  • Father And Son In Chaim Potok's The Chosen

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    Imagine being alive during the height of racism, the Korean War, and Zionism. That was the life of Chaim Potok, the author of The Chosen. Do you think that would have an impact on your viewpoints and your writing? The simple answer is yes but there is more to it. Chaim Potok uses his past experiences to show influences and conflicts between father and son in The Chosen. Chaim Potok was born on February 17, 1929 in the Bronx, New York (“Chaim”). When he was younger he studied in a yeshira, which

  • Scrutinizing Roth's The Counter-Life

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    Scrutinizing Roth’s Middle East novel, the Counter-life, it becomes obvious that the book could be interpreted in two different ways. On the surface, the text gives an immediate impression that the author aims to introduce the Palestinian-Israeli conflict from a neutral perspective different from anti-Arab treatments advocated by pro-Zionist writers well-known in the American literary canon. Nevertheless, a contrapuntal reading of the novel provides evidence that writing can never be a neutral