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Bernstein, Peretz.
Binding: Hardcover
New York: Philosophical Library, 1951. Cloth. 8vo. 300 pages. A fundamental study in the underlying causes of antagonism, hatred and violence as it exists in anti-Semitism. The author was President, General Zionist Org. In Israel. Bernstein (Fritz; 1890–1971) was a “Zionist leader, publicist, and Israel politician. Bernstein, who was born in Meiningen, Germany, studied commerce. From 1930 to 1935 he was chief editor of the Dutch Zionist weekly, in which he fought for "unconditional Zionism, " both in relations with non-Jews and in debate with the socialist and the religious Zionists. In Jew-Hate as a Sociological Problem he tried to prove that anti-Semitism is a sociological phenomenon which cannot be eliminated by better knowledge, by persuasion, or by education. He also rejected the theory that the Jews in the Diaspora have negative traits which encourage anti-Semitism. Bernstein was a member of the Knesset from its inception until 1965, and minister of commerce and industry in 1948–49 and from 1952 to 1955. When the Liberal Party was established he was elected one of its two presidents. Following the party split in 1964, he became honorary president of the larger faction which retained the name of the Liberal Party. Bernstein continued his journalistic activities during his political career. He often opposed the left wing in his articles and advocated a business-oriented policy” (Jozeph Michman [Melkman] in EJ) SUBJECT(S) : Antisemitism. Ex-library with spine label residue and institutional stamp. Text in very good condition. (SEF-5-5)., Holo1, HOLO5
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