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CLIP 10205

A twice promised land

A twice promised land

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Key Info
  • A twice promised land
  • Duration: 04:16
  • A significant factor in the origins of European Jewish Zionism was the Jewish experiences in late 19th century Russia of aggressive anti-semitism and violent pogrom which spawned active youth and political movements which saw the opportunity to look towards 'Zion' and build a desire to migrate to Palestine. During the First World War Britain made contradictory promises to both the Palestinian Arabs and to the Jews, with the McMahon Pact and the Balfour Declaration.
  • Credits: ITN Source
  • Subject:



    The Middle East from the 1880s

  • Keywords: ghetto, Jews, antisemitism, Zionism, Herzl, McMahon, British policy, Palestine
Ideas for use in class
  • An introduction and illustration of the inequality and rising Anti-semitism experienced by Jews in late 19th century europe.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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