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Israeli History, Politics and Society

Series Editor: Efraim Karsh

This series provides a multidisciplinary examination of all aspects of Israeli history, politics and society and serves as a means of communication between the various communities interested in Israel: academics, policy-makers, practitioners, journalists and the informed public.

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1-10 of 60 results in Israeli History, Politics and Society
  1. Israel's National Security

    Issues and Challenges Since the Yom Kippur War

    By Efraim Inbar

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of Israel's security challenges since the 1973 October War. Efraim Inbar takes the reader on a historical journey through Israel's relations in the Middle East that begins with an analysis of Israel's strategic thinking after 1973 and ends with an...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. War in Palestine, 1948

    Israeli and Arab Strategy and Diplomacy

    By David Tal

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Arab involvement in the Jewish-Palestine conflict had started during the late 1930s, but it was only in the wake of the UN Partition Resolution of 29 November 1947 that active military intervention was considered. The Arab League tried to form a unified army that would prevent the implementation of...

    Published April 27th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue

    The Formulation of a Policy, 1948-1956

    By Jacob Tovy

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Examining the development of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinian refugee issue, this book spans the period following the first Arab-Israeli War until the mid-1950s, when the basic principles of Israel’s policy were finalized. Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue outlines and analyzes the...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Israel's National Security Law

    Political Dynamics and Historical Development

    By Amichai Cohen, Stuart Cohen

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Terror attacks on western civilian targets have stimulated interest in the dilemmas faced by liberal societies when combating threats to national security. Combining the perspectives of political science and law, this book addresses that discourse, asking how democracies seek to harmonize the...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Britain's Moment in Palestine

    Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

    By Michael J Cohen

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948. During the first...

    Published February 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Social Mobilization in the Arab/Israeli War of 1948

    On the Israeli Home Front

    By Moshe Naor

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its formative and revolutionary ramifications, this war was also notable for the social...

    Published April 17th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Politics of Memory

    The Israeli Underground's Struggle for Inclusion in the National Pantheon and Military Commemoralization

    By Udi Lebel

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This book illustrates how a dominant political party, the Mapai, under the leadership of P.M. David Ben-Gurion, chose to ‘hug,’ honor and commemorate ‘Her Fallen’ and ‘Her Bereaved Families,’ whilst simultaneously ignoring the fallen that were identified with the rival political party, Herut, led...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics

    Traditionists and Modernity

    By Yaacov Yadgar

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Common discourse on Jewish identity in Israel is dominated by the view that Jewish Israelis can, and should, be either religious or secular. Moving away from this conventional framework, this book examines the role of secularism and religion in Jewish society and politics. With a focus on the ‘...

    Published July 27th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Israel and the Family of Nations

    The Jewish Nation-State and Human Rights

    By Alexander Yakobson, Amnon Rubinstein

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Can Israel be both Jewish and truly democratic? How can a nation–state, which incorporates a large national minority with a distinct identity of its own be a state of all its citizens? Written by two eminent Israeli scholars, a professor of constitutional law and a historian, Alexander Yakobson...

    Published July 8th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Ben-Gurion, Zionism and American Jewry

    1948 - 1963

    By Ariel Feldestein

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Based on archival material, this intriguing book examines David Ben-Gurion’s influence on the relationship between the state of Israel, the Zionist Organization and American Jewry between 1948 and 1963 when he served as Prime Minister and Minister of Defence. The author discusses how Ben-Gurion was...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Jihad in Palestine: Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
    By Shaul Bartal
    To Be Published May 31st 2015
  2. Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949
    By Elad Ben-Dror
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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