Jews and the Left

The Rise and Fall of a Political Alliance

  • Philip Mendes

About this book


The historical involvement of Jews in the political Left is well known, but far less attention has been paid to the political and ideological factors which attracted Jews to the Left. After the Holocaust and the creation of Israel many lost their faith in universalistic solutions, yet lingering links between Jews and the Left continue to exist.


communism Israel Judaism

Authors and affiliations

  • Philip Mendes
    • 1
  1. 1.Social Inclusion and Social Policy Research Unit, Department of Social WorkMonash UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-43557-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-00830-5
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