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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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Old Collaborators, New Traitors

Old Collaborators, New Traitors

(p.94) (p.95) Chapter 4 Old Collaborators, New Traitors
Army of Shadows

Hillel Cohen

Haim Watzman

University of California Press

The Arab rebellion that started in 1936 led to two significant changes in collaboration between Arabs and the Zionist movement. For one, the scope of the term “treason” was broadened in Arab public discourse. Actions previously considered legitimate or tolerable were now outside the pale, and the number of “traitors” rose accordingly. Additionally, sanctions against traitors became much more severe. This explains the Arabs' willingness to use the ultimate weapon—murder—in their struggle against deviators. But attacking traitors does not always create unity. In the Palestinian case, it did the opposite, alienating important people and groups, who refused to accept the new norms and distanced themselves from the leadership. Social and political unity actually declined, and new forms of collaboration appeared, including actual combat against Arab rebels.

Keywords:   Arab rebellion, British, Palestine, Zionist movement, treason, murder, political unity

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