Cite: Jacobson, Why did Arendt Reject the Partition of Palestine?

Jacobson, Eric. “Why did Hannah Arendt Reject the Partition of Palestine?” Journal for Cultural Research 17.4 (2013): 358-81.

URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14797585.2013.768472

Abstract

The political philosopher Hannah Arendt actively engaged in the problem of a Jewish homeland and the politics of Zionism in the years 1941–1948. She advocated a Binational solution to Palestine – a single political commonwealth with two national identities, Jewish and Arab, integrated in a federation with other countries in the region. In the crucial period leading up to the establishment of the State of Israel, Arendt became increasingly disillusioned with the Jewish Agency and the Zionist movement for failing to organize a Jewish response to Nazism (a Jewish Army) and rejecting the Palestinian right to a homeland.

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