"We Have a Rendezvous With Destiny"—The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Alternative

@article{Goldstein2011WeHA,
  title={"We Have a Rendezvous With Destiny"—The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Alternative},
  author={Amir Goldstein},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={26 - 52}
}
  • Amir Goldstein
  • Published 21 January 2011
  • Political Science
  • Israel Studies
The struggle between the workers' parties and the right-wing Revisionists took an increasingly central place in Zionist history beginning in the 1930s. The Labor Movement gained political hegemony during the period of the Yishuv (pre-state Israel). When Jabotinsky tried to challenge Mapai's power position he suffered a bitter defeat. Most of Israel's first 13 years were marked by political polarity between Mapai and the Herut Movement (the latter led by Begin). Herut received a thrashing in the… 
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