The Histadrut in the Shadow of the State

  • Hanna Yablonka


During the British mandate in Palestine, the General Labour Federation, which shall be referred to henceforth in its shortened Hebrew name Histadrut, was a voluntary body, which took upon itself tasks which are usually handled by a government, and concentrated under its auspices tasks and responsibilities in various fields: education, security, health, housing and employment. This was done despite the fact that the Histadrut was a body with a clear ideological commitment to the Labour Movement with its various parties. A significant proportion of the Jewish population in Palestine were not members in the Histadrut.


Jewish Population Labour Movement Holocaust Survivor Israel Defence Force Immigrant Integration 
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© Hanna Yablonka 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanna Yablonka
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  1. 1.Ben-Gurion University of the NegevBeer-ShevaIsrael

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