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Zionism - A just revolution

Cohen-Almagor, Raphael

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Abstract

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.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Dec 1, 2011
Print ISSN 1370-0049
Electronic ISSN 1783-1431
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 18
Issue 4
Pages 646-659
APA6 Citation Cohen-Almagor, R. (2011). Zionism - A just revolution. Ethical perspectives / Catholic University of Leuven ; European Centre for Christian Ethics, 18(4), 646-659. https://doi.org/10.2143/EP.18.4.2141850
DOI https://doi.org/10.2143/EP.18.4.2141850
Keywords Zionism, Israel, ethnocultural nationalism, discrimination, Israeli-Palestinians
Publisher URL http://poj.peeters-leuven.be/content.php?url=article&id=2141850&journal_code=EP
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