The Intervention

Palestine, Zionism, and Empire, Pt. 8: The March to 1967

November 21, 2023 Episode 75
The Intervention
Palestine, Zionism, and Empire, Pt. 8: The March to 1967
Show Notes

This episode covers the years between the Second and Third Arab-Israeli Wars - from 1956 to 1967. Egypt's victory in '56 catapulted pan-Arabism to heights of legitimacy in opposition to the Zionist state. Although this ideology gained mass purchase among Palestinians, a rival "Palestine First" grew out of the Palestinian diaspora yearning for their own state. With the benefit of hindsight, we focus on the founding and early growth of the Fatah's particular articulation of "Palestine First." In Israel, the state went through a rapid modernization which included the first direct connection of the "collective Jew" state identity to the Holocaust in the kidnapping, trial, and execution of Nazi Adolf Eichmann. As 1967 dawned, a bloody confrontation between pan-Arabism and Zionism appeared more and more inevitable.

Resources:
Answer Coalition
The Anti-Imperialist Archive
Jewish Voices for Peace
Middle East Children's Alliance
The Palestine Children's Relief Fund
Palestinian Youth Movement

The Intervention Podcast:
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Instagram: @intervention_pod
Email: interventionpod@gmail.com

Levi Levi:
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Email: levi0levi@duck.com

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