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A New History of Ireland, Volume 7: Ireland, 1921-1984 by J. R. Hill

By J. R. Hill

This quantity within the New background of eire, covers a interval of significant importance in Ireland's historical past. It outlines the department of eire and the eventual institution of the Irish Republic. This paintings presents finished assurance of political advancements, north and south, in addition to delivering chapters at the financial system, literature in English and Irish, the Irish language, the visible arts, emigration and immigration, and the heritage of girls. The twenty-five participants to this quantity, all experts of their box, give you the so much finished therapy of those advancements of any single-volume survey of twentieth-century Ireland.

Series: New background of eire (Book 7)
Hardcover: 1190 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0198217528
ISBN-13: 978-0198217527
Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.9 pounds

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They too established their own neighborhoods, built their own communal institutions, and revived the ancient language of Hebrew. But assimilation, even for those Jews or Arabs who wanted it, was not feasible. qxd 6/25/03 8:01 AM Page 21 THE CASE FOR ISRAEL 21 unarmed Jewish settlements, and efforts were made to prevent additional European Jews from seeking asylum in Palestine. Although some Arab leaders welcomed the Jewish refugees and saw them as a potential source of employment for local Arabs, many wanted to discourage any immigration by non-Muslims or non-Arabs.

Winston Churchill, “a lifelong Zionist,” had long favored Jewish selfdetermination in Palestine. ”4 When Britain was finally in a position to help bring about such a “harmonizing disposition,” Churchill was even more explicit: It is manifestly right that the scattered Jews should have a national center and a national home and be reunited and where else but in Palestine with which for 3,000 years they have been intimately and profoundly associated? We think it will be good for the world, good for the Jews, good for the British Empire, but also good for the Arabs who dwell in Palestine.

6 Many, although not all, of the Jewish refugees sought to establish good relations with their Arab neighbors. qxd 6/25/03 8:10 AM Page 31 THE CASE FOR ISRAEL 31 increased. In 1913, a leading Arab personality published a poem that included the following lines: Jews, sons of clinking gold, stop your deceit: We shall not be cheated into bartering away our country! . The Jews, the weakest of all peoples and the least of them, Are haggling with us for our land; How can we slumber on? Despite these provocations and continuing religiously inspired violence against the Jewish refugees, efforts persisted at reaching some rapprochement.

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