Who represented the Israeli middle class? The crystallization of the General Zionists from 1948 to 1949

@article{Goldstein2018WhoRT,
  title={Who represented the Israeli middle class? The crystallization of the General Zionists from 1948 to 1949},
  author={Amir Goldstein},
  journal={Middle Eastern Studies},
  year={2018},
  volume={54},
  pages={400 - 414}
}
ABSTRACT The establishment of the State of Israel was a watershed moment in the history of the General Zionists movement. The ending of the British Mandate – characterized by its responsiveness to private enterprise – symbolized the denouement of a regulatory strategy era as an exclusive modus operandi for the general organizations. The transfer of power to a participatory Jewish democracy, whereby independent institutions drew on electoral support, required that bourgeois and petit-bourgeois… Expand
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