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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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11-20 of 62 results in Israeli History, Politics and Society
  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. The Origins of the American-Israeli Alliance

    The Jordanian Factor

    By Abraham Ben-Zvi

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This book demonstrates that the origins of the US-Israeli alliance lay in the former's concern over Egyptian influence in Jordan, contrasting with the widely-held view of the significance of the Six Day War. The American-Israeli Alliance will be of great interest to students of Middle East studies,...

    Published December 21st 2009 by Routledge

  4. The Rise of Israel

    A History of a Revolutionary State

    By Jonathan Adelman

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The state of Israel is one of the most controversial countries in the world. Yet, its unique creation and rise to power in 1948 has not been adequately explained either by its friends (mainstream Zionists) nor by its detractors (Arabists and post-Zionists). Using a variety of comparative...

    Published March 25th 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Harp and the Shield of David

    Ireland, Zionism and the State of Israel

    By Shulamit Eliash

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Eliash examines the relationship between Ireland and the Zionist movement, and the state of Israel from the context of Palestine’s partition and the delay in Ireland’s recognition of the State of Israel until 1963. Analyzing the Irish attitude to the partition of Palestine through an analogy...

    Published April 11th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations, 1999-2001

    Within Reach

    By Gilead Sher

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Written by Gilead Sher, Israeli Chief of Staff during the tumultuous 1999-2000 peace negotiations, this book provides a fast paced description and analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Presenting an overview of the core issues of contention, the various key ‘players’ and the possible...

    Published December 19th 2005 by Routledge

  7. Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

    Edited by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    In recent years, the discussion about Israel was dominated by post-Zionist, post-Israeli opinions. Important voices that represent large sectors of Israeli society were not heard. To somewhat change this situation, some of the best scholars in their respective fields participate in this...

    Published July 20th 2005 by Routledge

  8. Israeli Institutions at the Crossroads

    Edited by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This is a fascinating collection of essays about Israeli society and its institutions. It is written by practitioners who have experience and understanding, who are equipped with the insight and knowledge, and who bore responsibility while serving the public in the various institutions. Among the...

    Published July 20th 2005 by Routledge

  9. Israel at the Polls 2003

    Edited by M. Ben Mollov, Jonathan Rynhold, Shmuel Sandler

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Israel's 2003 election took place against the background of a deteriorating security situation (due to Palestinian violence and the impending US War in Iraq) and severe disillusionment with the Oslo peace process. The election, which brought about a decisive victory of the Likud Party and Ariel...

    Published June 1st 2005 by Routledge

  10. Between Capital and Land

    The Jewish National Fund's Finances and Land-Purchase Priorities in Palestine, 1939-1945

    By Eric Engel Tuten

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Tuten shows how the Jewish National Fund (JNF) proved to be flexible in its fundraising to obtain its land-purchase objectives during the Second World War. He provides a detailed examination of the Jewish National Fund's internal development and analyses the relationship between JNF's...

    Published March 30th 2005 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949
    By Elad Ben-Dror
    To Be Published September 1st 2014

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