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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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Who is a Traitor?

Who is a Traitor?

(p.43) Chapter 2 Who is a Traitor?
Army of Shadows

Hillel Cohen

Haim Watzman

University of California Press

The Palestinian national movement was hardly blind to what the Zionists were doing. It put a great deal of energy into battling “traitors” and “collaborators.” But first it had to define treason in accordance with the new circumstances it faced—in light of a new world order in which nationalism had become a major source of identity. Thus, it had to uproot norms and attitudes of the prenational era, in which the Jews were considered a protected minority rather than an enemy, and instill new norms. This chapter analyzes the national movement's initial definitions of collaboration and the means, educational and violent, with which it attempted to disseminate and inculcate these definitions in the public.

Keywords:   Palestinian national movement, Zionist, treason, nationalism, Jews, collaboration

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