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History of Zionism and Israel: Primary Sources in Special Collections


"The coming into being of a Jewish state in Palestine is an event in world history to be viewed in the perspective, not of a generation or a century, but in the perspective of a thousand, two thousand or even three thousand years. That is a standard of temporal values or time-values which seems very much out of accord with the perpetual click-clack of our rapidly changing moods and of the age in which we live. This is an event in world history.”  -- Winston Churchill, 1949.

This research guide provides access to the Princeton University Library primary source holdings that document the Zionist movement, the establishment of the State of Israel, and the early years of the state.  This guide should be used alongside the resources listed in the main guide for Judaic Studies research at Princeton.


David Hollander
Librarian for Judaic Studies and Hebrew

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