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Zionism Among Sephardi/Mizraḥi Jewry
(13,800 words)

1. General introduction

The mainstream modern Zionist movement was founded and developed by Ashkenazi Jews in Eastern and Central Europe, and institutions such as the World Zionist Organization and the Zionist Congresses were dominated by Ashkenazi European Jews. The majority of the pioneer settlers (Heb. ḥaluṣim; usually rendered in English as halutzim) who created the new Yishuv and its institutions in Palestine were also Ashkenazim,…

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Avi Davidi, Norman A. Stillman, Jacob M. Landau, Zvi Yehuda and Aksel Erbahar, “Zionism Among Sephardi/Mizraḥi Jewry”, in: Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World, Executive Editor Norman A. Stillman. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1878-9781_ejiw_COM_0022680>
First published online: 2010
First print edition: ISBN: 978900417678, 4001

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