77. Enough with the dialogue….

77. Enough with the dialogue….

After the King David Hotel bombing, the British administration in Palestine significantly stepped up their oppression of the Jews. Following this, the ideological differences between the Haganah, which did not approve of such an act, and the Irgun became irreconcilable, and they decided to part ways. In the meantime, many events related to the issue […]

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76. Towards an armed struggle for the freedom….

76. Towards an armed struggle for the freedom….

The Jews having realized the inevitability of war, began active preparations to increase the troop numbers, the war equipment and also establish more Jewish settlements even at desolate locations. Rejecting the immigration restrictions by the British government, a growing number of Jewish immigrants, but ‘without a permit’, were being increasingly but silently taken into the […]

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73. The decade of the 1940s….

73. The decade of the 1940s….

The years from 1939 to 1945 were bloodied by World War II. It was during this time that the Jews in Europe at large and Nazi Germany, in particular, faced horrible atrocities. However, the atmosphere in Palestine was stirred up, and many incidents directing the Jews towards their independence had started to take place. On […]

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72. ‘Moshav’; ‘Tower and Stockade’ – experiments which went on to characterize the identity of Israel

72. ‘Moshav’; ‘Tower and Stockade’ – experiments which went on to characterize the identity of Israel

The Jews immigrating in large numbers to Palestine were poorly off. Hence, it was infeasible for them to take to farming independently. Also, the local Arabs were against them. It was thus essential from them to work for their livelihood by staying together. Thus, the utopian concept of ‘Kibbutz’ came forward so that the Jews […]

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71. Experiments which went on to characterize the identity of Israel: ‘The Kibbutz’

71. Experiments which went on to characterize the identity of Israel: ‘The Kibbutz’

The Jews were preparing for the ultimate struggle to gain their rightful ‘Promised Land’ and create a Jew-nation in Palestine. They undertook many programmes for their development as a society. Prominent among them were the experiments of the ‘Community Living’ – the ‘Kibbutz’ and the ‘Moshav’, which were based on the following ideals – • […]

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69. The London Conference and the British White Paper of 1939

69. The London Conference and the British White Paper of 1939

Even after the efforts of the two ‘British Royal Commissions of Inquiry’, namely the ‘Peel Commission’ and the ‘Woodhead Commission’, appointed by the British government, there were no signs of any resolution to the deadlock between the Arabs and the Jews in Palestine. Reports of both the commissions were rejected by the Arabs and also […]

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