From Federalism to Binationalism: Hannah Arendt's Shifting Zionism

  title={From Federalism to Binationalism: Hannah Arendt's Shifting Zionism},
  author={Gil S. Rubin},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  pages={393 - 414}
  • Gil S. Rubin
  • Published 6 July 2015
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary European History
Abstract The German-Jewish intellectual Hannah Arendt (1906–1975) had famously opposed the establishment of a Jewish nation state in Palestine. During the Second World War, however, Arendt also spoke out repeatedly against the establishment of a binational Arab-Jewish state. Rejecting both alternatives, Arendt advocated for the inclusion of Palestine in a multi-ethnic federation that would not consist only of Jews and Arabs. Only in 1948, in an effort to forestall partition, did Arendt revise… 
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