What ‘The Father’ had in mind? Arthur Ruppin (1876–1943), cultural identity, weltanschauung and action

  title={What ‘The Father’ had in mind? Arthur Ruppin (1876–1943), cultural identity, weltanschauung and action},
  author={Etan Bloom},
  journal={History of European Ideas},
  pages={330 - 349}
  • E. Bloom
  • Published 1 September 2007
  • Sociology
  • History of European Ideas
Arthur Ruppin was the central figure in the Zionist colonization project in Palestine-Land of Israel in the decades preceded the establishment of the state of Israel. Ruppin's immense contribution gave him in Zionist historiography the title of ‘The Father of Jewish settlement in Palestine.’ Nevertheless, in spite of the title ‘Father’, Zionist historiography actually treats him as a ‘Zionist clerk,’ diminishing his role to an apolitical expert on bureaucracy and the economy. Exploring the… 
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