Palestine to Israel: Mandate to State, 1945-1948, Volumes I & II

Palestine to Israel: Mandate to State, 1945-1948, Volumes I & II

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Monty Noam Penkower

Series: Touro College Press
ISBN: Volume I: 9781618118738 (hardcover) / 9781618118745 (paper)
Volume II: 9781618118769 (hardcover) / 9781618118776 (paper)
Pages: Volume I: approx. 400 pp.
Volume II: approx. 400 pp.
Publication Date: December 2018


Monty Noam Penkower is Professor Emeritus of Jewish History at the Machon Lander Graduate School of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem. He was Victor J. Selmanowitz Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College in New York City, and also taught at Bard College, Rutgers University, and Stern College, and in the graduate history departments of New York University and Yeshiva University. His numerous publications include The Federal Writers’ Project (1977); The Jews Were Expendable: Free World Diplomacy and the Holocaust (1983); The Emergence of Zionist Thought (1986); The Holocaust and Israel Reborn: From Catastrophe to Sovereignty (1994); Decision on Palestine Deferred: America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939–1945 (2002); Twentieth Century Jews: Forging Identity in the Land of Promise and in the Promised Land (2010), The Swastika's Darkening Shadow: Voices from Before the Holocaust (2013) and Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933–1939 (2014). The Jews Were Expendable received the B’nai B’rith A.D.L. Merit for Educational Distinction and, together with The Emergence of Zionist Thought, garnered the second Samuel Belkin Memorial Literary Award from Yeshiva University.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Rebellion Launched, 1945-1946
The 100,000
Tenuat HaMeri HaIvri
The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry
“Black Sabbath” to the Hotel Royal Monceau
Truman, Bevin, and the World Zionist Congress

Volume 2: Into the International Arena, 1947-1948
To the United Nations
UNSCOP, Two Sergeants, and the Exodus 1947
Civil War
Statehood at Long Last