By Mark Tessler
Mark Tessler's hugely praised, finished, and balanced heritage of the Israeli-Palestinian clash from the earliest occasions to the present―updated in the course of the first years of the twenty first century―provides a confident framework for knowing contemporary advancements and assessing the customers for destiny peace. Drawing upon a wide range of files and on learn through Palestinians, Israelis, and others, Tessler assesses the clash on either the Israelis' and the Palestinians' phrases. New chapters during this multiplied variation elucidate the Oslo peace method, together with the explanations for its failure, and the political dynamics in Israel, the West financial institution, and Gaza at a severe time of transition.
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9 Classical Zionism and the Middle Centuries Following destruction of the Second Jewish Commonwealth in Palestine and dispersion of the Jewish people, Jews reaffirmed their chosenness and continued to think of themselves as a political community. Moreover, these notions came together in the form of Zionism, not modern political Zionism but rather classical or traditional religious Zionism, in which Jews expressed their belief that God would in the future bring about an ingathering of the exiles and restore the children of Israel to the Promised Land.
The medieval association of church and state was abandoned, abruptly in France and more gradually elsewhere, and new concepts of citizenship and political life were introduced. In place of a staid and decaying ancien regime^ based on royal patrimonialism and institutionalized inequality, France under Napoleon opted for modernization and emancipation. The French Revolution produced legislation removing many of the restrictions that had long been placed on Jewish life and brought an invitation to Jews to come out of their ghettos and participate in national life on a basis of equality and full partnership.
In addition, discarding the name of Judea, the territory of Eretz Yisrael was renamed "Syria Palestina" by the Romans. For the next eight centuries Christianity was the dominant religion in Palestine, after which Islam became the religion of the majority. In the ninth century, too, Aramaic gave way to Arabic as the principal language of the region. Interwoven with this experience in nationhood and these ties to the land of Palestine is the role of Jewish law in defining the peoplehood of the Jews.
A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by Mark Tessler