StudentFirstName StudentLastName Professor FirstName StudentLastName History 191 25 April 2011 Hannah Arendt and Zionism Hannah Arendt took a decidedly pessimistic view of Zionism in that she believed that she felt that it had to change with the times or be doomed to obsolescence. Arendt argued that "it wil not be easy to save the Jews or to save Palestine in the twentieth century; that it can be done with categories and methods of the nineteenth century seems at the very most highly improbable" (“The Jew as Pariah” 163). She held that the actions of Jewish people overall were counterproductive to their true aspirations. The disconnect between Jewish people and the Palestinians over the land was a major issue for Arendt. Even at that...The end:
.....of English language Jewish newspapers, many of which would become formidable opponents of American Zionism" (The Zionist Career of Louis Lipsky " 2). This explanation may shed light on why Lipstadt was a supporter of Zionism, while Arendt was a critic. Works Cited Arendt, Hannah. The Crisis of Zionism. Place of Publication: Publisher, 1943. Print. ---. The Jew as Pariah: Jewish Identity and Politics in the Modern Age. New York: Grove Press, 1978. Print. Lipstadt , Deborah. Beyond Belief: The American Press and the Coming of the Holocaust, 1933-1945. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986. Print. ---. The Eichmann Trial. New York: Random House, 2011. Print. ---. The Zionist Career of Louis Lipsky , 1900-1921. New York: Arno Press, 1982. Print.