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A Just Zionism: On the Morality of the Jewish State

Chaim Gans


The book presents an analysis of the justice of Zionism. After a short historical introduction, the first two chapters discuss the justifiability of Zionism's defining principles: its ethnocultural nature and the principle calling for the Jewish return to the Land of Israel, which is mainly based on the historical rights argument and the defense of necessity. It is argued that if these principles are properly interpreted, they are compatible with liberal justice. Chapter 3 argues that the hegemonic interpretation of Jewish self-determination common in Israel is justified only circumstantially ... More

Keywords: ethnocultural hegemony, ethnocultural nationalism, historical rights, inequality in citizenship, Israel, liberalism, nationality-based immigration, Palestine, Palestinian refugees, self-determination, Zionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195340686
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340686.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chaim Gans, author
Tel Aviv University