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Army of ShadowsPalestinian Collaboration with Zionism, 1917-1948$
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Hillel Cohen

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780520252219

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520252219.001.0001

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Utopia and its Collapse

Utopia and its Collapse

(p.14) (p.15) Chapter 1 Utopia and its Collapse
Army of Shadows

Hillel Cohen

Haim Watzman

University of California Press

Collaboration took different forms during these years, depending mostly on the way Zionist decision makers analyzed the state of the conflict. This chapter highlights the unique feature of the Palestinian national movement. A national movement generally faces the difficulty of disseminating its ideology among an internally divided public. The Palestinian Arabs also had to confront the intensive penetration of their ranks by a rival national movement. The discussion also considers the Zionist ideology and praxis in this regard. After more than a decade of effort, the Zionist movement abandoned its strategy of establishing or encouraging organizations and parties to constitute an alternative leadership for Palestine's Arabs. The Palestinian national movement, for its part, tried from time to time to impose a boycott on Jewish products. It sought to harm the Jewish economy and to prevent the Zionists from depicting the relations between Jews and Arabs as mutually beneficial.

Keywords:   Zionist, Palestinian Arabs, Palestinian national movement, Jews, economic boycott

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