Building the country or rescuing the people: Ben-Gurion's attitude towards mass Jewish immigration to Israel in the mid-1950s

@article{Picard2018BuildingTC,
  title={Building the country or rescuing the people: Ben-Gurion's attitude towards mass Jewish immigration to Israel in the mid-1950s},
  author={A. Picard},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={54},
  pages={382 - 399}
}
  • A. Picard
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Middle Eastern Studies
  • ABSTRACT In mainstream scholarship, David Ben-Gurion is described as one of the main supporters and primary advocates of the policy of encouraging mass Jewish immigration to Israel (aliya) in the 1950s. The Zionist movement had two different motives for supporting aliya: Diaspora Jews’ need for a safe haven (which would require mass aliya), and the need to build a solid and stable Jewish society in mandatory Palestine/Israel (which would require selective aliya). When Ben-Gurion, in the 1940s… CONTINUE READING
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