Through the correspondence of Aharon Eisenberg (1863-1931), this article examines the reactions of Zionist activists in Ottoman Palestine to the Young Turk Revolution of 1908. It challenges the presumed dichotomies between supporters and opponents of the Yishuv's integration in the Ottoman framework in the aftermath of the revolution and between Ashkenazim and Sephardim, and argues instead that there was wide-ranging support for Ottomanization in the national circles in the Yishuv, mainly due to realpolitik considerations. This support was made possible by the fluidity of the term "Ottomanism," which allowed a broad spectrum of groups to interpret it as best suited to their interests.
- Aharon Eisenberg
- Young Turk Revolution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Political Science and International Relations