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Jewish Factors in Zionist Success

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Israeli Exceptionalism
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What are some of the ways in which specifically Jewish factors have contributed to Zionist successes in recruiting, at different times, nearly every great Western power to their cause?

There are upwards of seven million Jews known to be in existence throughout the world … possessing more wealth, activity, influence and talents, than any body of people their number on earth … they will march in triumphant numbers, and possess themselves once more of Syria, and take their rank among the governments of the earth.

—Mordecai Noah, 1818

In large parts of Eastern Europe [during the early decades of the twentieth century], virtually the whole ‘middle class’ was Jewish.

—Yuri Slezkin, 20041

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Alam, M.S. (2009). Jewish Factors in Zionist Success. In: Israeli Exceptionalism. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. https://doi.org/10.1057/9780230101371_9

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