Peter Medding

Prof. Peter Medding was born in Australia and is now Dr. Israel Goldstein Professor of the History of Zionism and the State of Israel in the Departments of Political Science and of Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is one of the editors of the annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry.

Publications by Peter Medding

Zionism and Australian Jewry Before 1948: The Battle for Ideological and Communal Supremacy

The ideological conflict between the Zionists and anti-Zionists revolved around fundamental questions of the nature of the Jewish group on the one hand, and political loyalty to Australia and Britain on the other, and became the fulcrum of a struggle for control of communal institutions, in which the Zionists emerged victorious by the mid-1940s. This enabled Australian Jewry’s representative bodies to press the Australian government to support a Jewish state. Read More »