Varieties of Exceptionalism

  • M. Shahid Alam


In August 1897, the founders of Zionism proposed a novel plan for the “liberation” of a nation that did not yet exist. They called for the liberation of European Jews in Palestine, not in Europe.3 A colonial plan so ambitious, daring, even quixotic, would have to be defended by myths that could match the ambitions of the Zionists.


Middle East Jewish Community Jewish People Jewish State Terra Nullius 
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© M. Shahid Alam 2009

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