The Patria affair: Moderates vs. activists in Mapai in the 1940s

  title={The Patria affair: Moderates vs. activists in Mapai in the 1940s},
  author={Meir Chazan},
  journal={Journal of Israeli History},
  pages={61 - 95}
  • Meir Chazan
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Journal of Israeli History
1This article examines the fierce controversy generated by the Patria affair, which was a crucial juncture in the history of the illegal immigration to Palestine. Jewish life in Palestine constituted the purpose of the Zionist dream and the precondition for its realization. The possibility of bringing Jews to Palestine was severely curtailed by the stringent restrictions on Jewish immigration in the White Paper published by the British government in May 1939 and the spread of World War II to… Expand
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