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Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion

  title={Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion},
  author={Israel Gershoni},
Israel Gershoni’s Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism explores the role of fascist ideologies in the transformation of the Middle East during World War II and the post-war period of decolonization. “A basic assumption . . .was that Arab contacts and experiences with Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany definitively influenced individuals and groups in the Arab Middle East from 1933 to 1945.” The conventional narrative explaining this phenomenon cites Arab distaste for French and British colonialism… 
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Left Out: Notes from the Struggle over Middle East Intellectual History

  • M. Weiss
  • History
    International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • 2019
The global turn has captivated the attention of scholars of theMiddle East as well as those concerned with other regions and various time periods. Modern intellectual historians have long struggled

"Poland Is Not Lost While We Still Live": The Making of Polish Iran, 1941–45

Abstract:During World War II, millions of refugees fled their homes and were displaced across Europe, central Asia, and the Middle East. In September 1939, Nazi and Soviet armies invaded Poland,

This War is Our War: Antifascism among Lebanese Leftist Intellectuals

Abstract:In the years preceding and during the Second World War, the Lebanese left founded and spearheaded a vibrant antifascist struggle in the Lebanese and wider Arab public sphere. Examining how



Confronting Fascism in Egypt: Dictatorship versus Democracy in the 1930s

Confronting Fascism in Egypt offers a new reading of the political and intellectual culture of Egypt during the interwar era. Though scholarship has commonly emphasized Arab political and military

Nazi Propaganda for the Arab World

Jeffrey Herf, a leading scholar in the field, offers the most extensive examination to date of Nazi propaganda activities targeting Arabs and Muslims in the Middle East during World War II and the


  • Peter Wien
  • Sociology
    International Journal of Middle East Studies
  • 2010
The books that are the subject of this review essay comprise three new contributions and one revised edition about a topic that has become paradigmatic in defining scholarly and political approaches

New Babylonians: A History of Jews in Modern Iraq

Although Iraqi Jews saw themselves as Iraqi patriots, their community-which had existed in Iraq for more than 2,500 years-was displaced following the establishment of the state of Israel. New

Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nation: Arab Nationalists and Popular Politics in Mandate Palestine

Palestinian Arab nationalism is often portrayed as an elite ideology that did not gain popular appeal until after 1948. In this groundbreaking book, Weldon C. Matthews reexamines the rise of

Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class

Preface and Acknowledgments ix Note on Translation and Transliteration xiii Abbreviations and Acronymns xv CHAPTER ONE: Introduction: Modernity, Class, and the Architectures of Community 1 CHAPTER

Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands

as there an "Arab Schindler"? An "Arab Wallenberg"? Holocaust memorial institutions, like Israel's Yad Vashem, have honored more than 20,000 people for saving Jews during World War II -but not a

From Empathy to Denial: Arab Responses to the Holocaust

Chapters: Reluctantly Involved "Bystander:" 1945-1948 The Reparations Agreement between Germany and Israel The Eichmann Trial: 1960-1962 Arab Views on the Catholic Church and the Holocaust Denial of

‘Bid’ for Altalena: France's Covert Action in the 1948 War in Palestine

Based on documents recently discovered in French archives, the article sheds new light on the role of France, especially of its Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, in providing arms and ammunition to

Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon

I. War and the Advent of French Rule: A Crisis of Paternity1. World War I: Famine, Memory, and a Shattered Social Order2. Soldiers and Patriarchs: Pillars of Colonial Paternalism3. Bureaucrats: