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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. Rethinking the Middle East

    By Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Rethinking the Middle East runs counter to the received wisdom in modern Middle East studies. This discipline has been dominated by what may be termed a "culture of victimization"; it views the local populations of the Middle East Arabs in particular as the hapless victims of alien encroachment,...

    Published March 29th 2003 by Routledge

  2. The Last Days in Israel

    Understanding the New Israeli Democracy

    By Abraham Diskin

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    During the 1990s many dramatic changes influenced the basic characteristics of the Israeli democracy. This volume examines the challenges and circumstances the country has faced and addresses both the public's and leadership's singular goal of "peace and security". The book also investigates the...

    Published February 28th 2003 by Routledge

  3. Israeli Identity

    In Search of a Successor to the Pioneer, Tsabar and Settler

    By Lilly Weissbrod

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This thoroughly researched book reveals the true identity of the modern Israeli. Israelis are unique in having changed their identity three times in only one hundred years. Written in a user-friendly style, the book will appeal to scholars and students of the Middle East....

    Published December 29th 2002 by Routledge

  4. A Dissenting Democracy

    The Israeli Movement 'Peace Now'

    By Magnus Norell

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    A Dissenting Democracy explores the tension between the will of the whole of Israeli society and the right of the individual conscience to take precedence over that collective will. The author explores the dilemmas that stem from such an individual stance in relation to Jewish political...

    Published September 29th 2002 by Routledge

  5. Decision on Palestine Deferred

    America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939-1945

    By Monty Noam Penkower

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Professor Penkower's latest book, Decision on Palestine Deferred, offers the first sustained, documented account of Palestine and the Anglo-American alliance during the Second World War. Firmly grounded in three decades of archival research, his spirited narrative offers a fascinating cast of...

    Published July 29th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Developments in Israeli Public Administration

    Edited by Moshe Maor

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The "Israeli History, Politics and Society" series comprises multidisciplinary studies that range from elections and the Yom Kippur war to the search for a true Israeli identity and the various initiatives to foment or prevent the peace process. This volume brings together a set of articles that...

    Published July 29th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Green Crescent Over Nazareth

    The Displacement of Christians by Muslims in the Holy Land

    By Raphael Israeli

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This is the story of the cultural and political struggle between Christians and Muslims, and of the rapid Islamicization of Nazareth - the birthplace of Christianity - ironically, under the rule of the Jewish State of Israel....

    Published April 30th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace

    By Mordechai Gazit

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This account of key issues in Israel's foreign policy offers a new insight into Israeli thinking. It also covers issues where the focus is on American, British, Egyptian and Jordanian diplomacy. The author's research is based on an abundance of documentary evidence, and the analysis benefits from...

    Published April 29th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Israeli-Romanian Relations at the End of the Ceausescu Era

    As Seen by Israel's Ambassador to Romania 1985-1989

    By Yosef Govrin

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Yosef Govrin was the Israeli Ambassador to Romania in the twilight of the communist era. Govrin describes Israeli-Romanian relations as he observed them from 1985 to 1989 after which the leader of Romania was deposed....

    Published April 29th 2002 by Routledge

  10. John F. Kennedy and the Politics of Arms Sales to Israel

    By Abraham Ben-Zvi

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This volume seeks to reconstruct the process by which the Kennedy administration decided to sell to Israel Hawk surface-to-air missiles. It argues that both domestic considerations and political calculations were part of a highly complex decision made by members of Washington's high policy elite....

    Published April 29th 2002 by Routledge