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Golda Meir

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ISBN: 9783110487343 9783110492507 9783110489798 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628405 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100158
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For five decades Golda Meir was at the center of the political arena in Israel and left her mark on the development of the Yishuv and the state. She was a unique woman, great leader, with a magnetic personality, a highly complex individual. She held some of the most important positions that her party and the State could bestow. She fulfilled most of them with talent and dignity. She failed in the top job – that of Prime Minister. This biography traces her origins, her American roots, her immediate family, her failed marriage, her rise in the party, the trade union movement, her massive and enduring achievements as Secretary of Labor and Housing, her ten year stint as foreign minister and finally the reasons that led to her failure as prime minister. She was a very good tactician, far less a strategist. She was a major builder of modern Israel whose influence on that country, on Israel-American relations and on Jewish history was evident primarily from 1969 to 1974.

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History --- Jewish Studies

Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun

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Book Series: Jewish Identities in Post-Modern Society ISBN: 9781618115225 9781644690246 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102907
Subject: History
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Even before Japan joined Nazi Germany in the Axis Alliance, its leaders clarified to the Nazi regime that the attitude of the Japanese government and people to the Jews was totally different than that of the official German position and that it had no intention of taking measures against the Jews that could be seen as racially motivated. During World War II some 40,000 Jews found themselves under Japanese occupation in Manchuria, China and countries of South East Asia. Virtually all of them survived the war, unlike their brethren in Europe. This book traces the evolution of Japan's policy towards the Jews from the beginning of the 20th century, the existence of anti-Semitism in Japan, and why Japan ignored repeated Nazi demands to become involved in the "final solution."

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History --- Jewish Studies --- Japan

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