The New Left and Israel

By Leonard Fein

Pitman, 1971

The clamor for national survival has reached massive heights around the world, and at the same time opposition to Jewish national survival has reached unprecedented proportions. Leonard Fein emphasizes that Jewish nationalism, as represented in the Zionist movement and by the State of Israel is first, an authentic reflection of the Jewish tradition, and not, as some would argue a deviation from that tradition, second, that in the most literal sense, Jewish nationalism is revolutionary, and third, that the nature of Jewish nationalism offers useful precedent and helpful insight into how the typically reactionary consequences of particularistic nationalism may be avoided. Fein identifies the problem of Jews in the New Left vis-a-vis Israel as less of a problem with Israel than with their own Jewishness.

Topic: Antisemitism, Jewish Identification, Modernity, Affiliation, Peace, Nationalism, Zionism

Name of Publication: The New Left and the Jews

Page Number(s): 132-149

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Coverage: Israel , United States

Language: English

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Fein, Leonard. The New Left and Israel. The New Left and the Jews. Pitman. 1971: 132-149. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=15031


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