Eretz Israel–Palestine in the Transition between Empires, 13.07.21
Series of Discussions: Jews and the Empires: Political Imagination in the Present
World War I wrought a very significant change in the place of Palestine–Eretz Israel. Following 400 years under the Ottoman imperial order, it became part of the British Empire. This transition led to far-reaching changes in the centers of regional, communal, and global affiliation of the country’s native population and settlers. In this encounter, Dr. Abigail Jacobson and Dr. Yuval Evri will discuss the period of transition from one imperial order to the other; how the members of the various communities saw themselves—those for whom the change led to a decline in status and those who benefited from it; the ramifications of the transition for the foci of national affiliation formed in this space; the issue of Jewish–Arab coexistence; ethnic stratification within Jewish society; and changes in the period’s urban experience.