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Zionists and Palestine

Published on 07 August 2014, by M. Tomazy.
“...Other proposals, like this map of Palestine (1917), did become a reality, albeit in somewhat altered form. In the article that accompanied the publication of this map, the Russian-born Zionist Isaac Don Levine advocated the creation of a Jewish state called Palestine whose borders would encompass Gaza, the West Bank, and southern Lebanon. Levine credited centuries of Christian oppression for the endurance of Jewish identity, highlighted Jewish financial support for George Washington and the American Revolution, and then concluded that with the Russian revolution and overthrow of the tsar, anti-Semitism was “on the decline.” Thus, a Jewish state was needed purely as a matter of national self-determination.