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Zionism - A just revolution

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael



In A Just Zionism, Chaim Gans presents a philosophical analysis of the justice of contemporary Zionism as realized by the State of Israel. He argues forcefully that ethnocultural nationalism can be just, and boldly advocates a two-state solution, a Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in secured borders, along the 1967 Green Line. Gans also addresses the discrimination Israeli-Palestinians suffer at the hands of the Israeli establishment, calling for the introduction of egalitarians norms and legal standards. This appraisal analyses Gans's main arguments and pitfalls. While applauding the book's obvious strengths, it also criticizes some of its contentions and misgivings. © 2011 by European Centre for Ethics, K.U.Leuven. All rights reserved.


Cohen-Almagor, R. (2011). Zionism - A just revolution. Ethical perspectives / Catholic University of Leuven ; European Centre for Christian Ethics, 18(4), 646-659.

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2010
Publication Date Dec 1, 2011
Print ISSN 1370-0049
Electronic ISSN 1783-1431
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Pages 646-659
Keywords Zionism, Israel, ethnocultural nationalism, discrimination, Israeli-Palestinians
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