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Brit Shalom
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The Zionist association Brit Shalom (covenant of peace) was active between 1925 and 1933 from its base in Jerusalem in Palestine. Its objective was to convince the Yishuv that the Zionist plan was only feasible within a binational community of Jews and Arabs. The cooperation of numerous prominent Zionists such as Hugo Bergmann, Hans Kohn, and Robert Weltsch with Brit Shalom can be understood against the background of their origins in the multi-ethnic Habsburg Empire …

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Dimitry Shumsky, Jerusalem, “Brit Shalom”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0120>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20170409

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