This book, first published in 1978, examines the confrontation of the Jewish community of Palestine – the Yishuv – with its Arab question in the period immediately following World War 1, a period of excitement and uncertainty. Its main focus is on the different ways in which the men and women of the Yishuv perceived and defined the question of relations with the Arabs, and how they proposed to deal with the problems that arose.
Introduction. Awareness of the Arab Question, 1917-25: Some Characteristics of the Palestinian Jewish Community. Part 1. Under the Military Administration 1. In the Shadow of the Balfour Declaration, 1: 1918 2. In the Shadow of the Balfour Declaration, 2: 1919 3. Arab Violence and the End of the Military Administration Part 2. Transition and Turbulence 4. The Calm Before the Storm: July 1920 – March 1921 5. Crisis and Turning Point: May 1921 Part 3. Consolidation Under the Mandate 6. Yishuv Security after May 1921 7. Winning Arab Friends in Palestine 8. The Constitutional Struggle 9. The Palestine Question and the Greater Arab World 10.Conclusion