Cover

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Title Page, Series Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xvi

This book is the culmination of almost five years of collaborative work, which crossed oceans and continents and involved many people and institutions. The research and writing about the complex relations between Oriental Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine began in a period of emerging hopes for historic change...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-15

In June 2009, after President Barack Obama addressed the Muslim world in Cairo, promising a new beginning to the charged relations between the United States and the Muslim world, a group of Israeli intellectuals and artists whose parents had immigrated to Israel from Middle Eastern countries published an...

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1. The Road Not Taken: The Ethnic Problem and the Arab Question

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pp. 16-53

The entry of the British army into Jerusalem on December 11, 1917, and the surrender of the Ottoman Empire approximately one year later signaled the end of a period of great despair for the civilian population of Palestine. During the war years, Arabs and Jews alike had experienced grave economic difficulties...

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2. Natives of the Orient: Political and Social Rapprochement

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pp. 54-85

The riots that began on August 1929 signaled the end of the first decade of Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine under British rule. The violent nature of the 1929 national confrontation not only shocked the Sephardi and Oriental Jews, who were severely affected by the events, but also led to a reexamination of the..

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3. Cultural Politics: Journalistic, Cultural, and Linguistic Mediation

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pp. 86-120

On December 17, 1912, with criticism of the Zionist movement increasing in the Palestinian Arabic press, Haim Ben ‘Attar, the editor of Haherut, a newspaper in Jerusalem, published the following lines: “Our [political] activists from Jaffa made a big mistake because they were unable to do whatever is needed to protect...

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4. Mixing and Unmixing in the Oriental Ghettos

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pp. 121-149

In April 1934, Moshe (born Musa) Levi Nachum was elected as the Jewish representative in the Jaffa municipality. Levi was elected thanks to the support of the Jewish and some of the Arab residents of two neighborhoods that stood on the frontier between Jaffa and Tel Aviv: the Yemenite Quarter (hereafter...

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5. Crossing the Lines: The Security Border between Jews and Arabs

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pp. 150-204

The outbreak of the Arab Revolt in April 1936 presented the Sephardi and the Oriental Jewish leaders with new challenges. As we have seen in previous chapters, their leadership sought to formulate their position on the Arab Question while addressing the subject of their political status in the national institutions...

Notes

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pp. 205-242

Bibliography

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pp. 243-260

Index

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pp. 261-270