By Yuval Ben-Bassat, Eyal Ginio

The decisive outcomes of the younger Turk Revolution of 1908 had ramifications over the total Ottoman Empire -- and the Ottoman territory of Palestine was once no exception. overdue Ottoman Palestine examines the impression of younger Turk regulations and reforms on neighborhood societies and management, utilizing Palestine as a prism by which to discover the impression of the Revolution within the provincial area faraway from the executive and political middle of the capital. It hence sheds gentle upon the decade of Ottoman rule in Palestine, crucially facing the roots of Jewish-Arab clash within the zone and the early crystallization of Arab, Palestinian, and Zionist identities, besides that of an Ottoman imperial identification. will probably be an important source for college students and researchers attracted to the fashionable heritage of the center East, the Ottoman Empire and Palestine.

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Since he was an important public personality, the local press, the especially pro-CUP Filastin gave his speeches and visits extensive coverage. He paid public visits to major pro-CUP candidates, with each visit being reported in the newspaper as were some his statements. His message was that ‛the central government has confidence in the Arab race [nation] and its support of the state’s unity. ] The population in the wilayas of Syria, Aleppo and Jerusalem are against all moves that could harm the unity of the Empire.

They were important ways to attract secondary voters, especially in the rural areas, and to show primary voters the personal connections they enjoyed with notables and leading figures. Deputy candidates would demonstrate their support and respect by having a meal with as many invited heads of families as possible in an effort to galvanize the greatest support for themselves and the secondary electors in their constituencies. Such electoral tours were a successful public relations ploy. They invariably reached the pages of the local press.

D. Dissertation, Princeton University, 1996). For a study of the new middle classes of the Arab world in this period and after, see Watenpaugh, Keith, Being Modern in the Middle East: Revolution, Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Arab Middle Class (Princeton, 2006). For more on the Ottoman elections see: Kayalı, Hasan, ‛Elections and the electoral process in the Ottoman Empire, 1896–1919’, International Journal of Middle East Studies 27 (1995), pp. indd 32 5/25/2011 2:44:24 PM Making Citizens, Contesting Citizenship 15.

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