At the Edges of Liberalism: Junctions of European, German, by Steven E. Aschheim

By Steven E. Aschheim

The essays during this quantity search to confront a few of the charged assembly issues of ecu - in particular German - and Jewish background. All, in a single means or one other, discover the entanglements, the intertwined moments of empathy and enmity, belonging and estrangement, creativity and destructiveness that happened at those junctions.

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Thus, the more mainstream (and later disillusioned) binational position of Arthur Ruppin was a translation into Palestine of the distinctively illiberal settlement model of the Prussian colonization of his native Posen. Ruppin, Weiss argues, projected the Posen experience, and replicated its German-Polish division, onto Palestine and envisaged the coexistence of the two groups (Arabs and Jewish) as proceeding within quite separate territorial, spatial frames. ”11 Moreover, as Weiss points out, in making his early move from Germany to Palestine, Ruppin’s baggage included few classic liberal precepts.

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin has correctly pointed out that “real” Arabs could not be “included in the Zionist vision of redemption, and from the outset were considered alien, an opposition in relation to which the Zionist self-image took shape”97 It is important to point out this was not purely the result of an inherent Orientalism, but rather the fact that the Zionist brand of ethnic nationalism was oriented to further the interests, specifically, of the Jewish people (just as Palestinian or Arab nationalism has great difficulty in incorporating Jewish interests) and that from the outset Arabs regarded this as an invasive violation of their land and natural rights.

Here I want to limit the focus and explore the manifold, sometimes contradictory, ways in which the German-speaking contexts and cultures informed the ideas and biases of these binationalists; the modes in which they both perceived and sought to remold the new reality into which they had been transplanted; and the strengths, strains, and limits that were entailed in such border crossings. What then are the links between an idealist binational Zionism, the rejection of “political” ethnonationalism and the German-Jewish legacy abroad?

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