H V Evatt and the Establishment of Israel

The Undercover Zionist

By Daniel Mandel

© 2004 – Routledge

344 pages

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About the Book

The Minister for External Affairs, and the dominant force in the formation of Australian foreign policy for a crucial decade in the battle over Palestine (1941-1949), Herbert Vere Evatt played a central role in the Australian political response to Zionism and the conflict in Palestine. This book, which uses a variety of primary sources from Australia, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States, provides a valuable study of Evatt the Zionist, as well as illuminating a fascinating political figure. This valuable book charts the debate in Australia over the creation of a Jewish state as well as providing a genuinely entertaining study of Evatt himself.

Reviews

'If you're a history buff, this is one to pick up, and if you're not, the story is a fascinating play of political intrigue and balancing allegiances.' - Jewsweek

'A useful contribution to the history of Israel's founding -Middle East Quarterly

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. A Wild Colonial Boy 2. A Rigorous System of Suppression 3. Questions of Colour and Groups of Nations 4. Explain the Whole Thing to Evatt 5. A Test of Our Powers, and Our Independence 6. A Narrow Line 7. Gravest Challenge Yet to Nations 8. What Would You Do About Palestine? 9. Naturally I Am Taking a Purely Objective View 10. Intrigues Directed Against the Jewish People 11. The Use of Force Would Not be Actively Opposed 12. Position is Being Watched Sympathetically 13. As Inevitable as it is Just 14. It is a Matter of Degree 15. More Pious than Pius. Conclusion. Epilogue

About the Author

Daniel Mandel was born in Sydney in 1964 and educated in Australia and New Zealand, receiving his doctorate in history at the University of Melbourne. He is now a research fellow in the History Department of the University of Melbourne.

About the Series

Israeli History, Politics and Society

This series provides a multidisciplinary examination of all aspects of Israeli history, politics and society and serves as a means of communication between the various communities interested in Israel: academics, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists and the informed public.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS026000
HISTORY / Middle East / General
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General