Podcast: A Budding State: Aliyah, Kibbutz, Urbanization
The creation of modern Jewish-Zionist community in Palestine occurred during the first half of the 20th century. Professor Eyal Naveh will present major demographic, economic, social and political developments during this period, which created the Yishuv – first under the Ottoman control and primarily under the British Mandate.
He will also elaborate on the urban development that has a significant Polish and East European character, and will discuss political internal development that laid the foundations of the State of Israel. The lecture will focus on the nature of different waves of Jewish immigration to Palestine that came predominantly from Poland as well as the on the unique experiment of agricultural collective settlements known as kibbutzim and their social, political and cultural impact of the development of the Hebrew identity in Palestine.
Eyal Naveh is Professor of history at Tel Aviv University and at the Kibbutzim College of Education. He teaches American history and history education. He also thought US and Israeli history in Israel and abroad. Aside from his academic publications, he wrote seven textbooks for the Israeli public school system. His most recent books are Reinhold Niebuhr and Non Utopian Liberalism; Histories: Towards a Dialogue with the Israeli Past [Hebrew]; The United States – an Ongoing Democracy [Hebrew]; and Side By Side – Parallel Histories of Israel and Palestine (together with Sami Adwan and Dan Bar-On). He is co-director of PRIME, and coordinator and adviser of the Israeli-Palestinian Two Narratives history project. His new book The Past in Turmoil – Public Debates over Historical Issues in Israel, is in print and will be published in a few months.
The lecture in the series "A Fulfilled Dream. Polish Jews and the Establishment of the State of Israel".
Lecture within the Global Education Outreach Program.
The lecture was made possible thanks to the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation & Association of the Jewish Historical Institute of Poland.