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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. 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 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  2. 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 26th 2008 by Routledge

  3. 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 12th 2007 by Routledge

  4. 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 20th 2005 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 21st 2005 by Routledge

  7. 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 2nd 2005 by Routledge

  8. 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 31st 2005 by Routledge

  9. Navigating Perilous Waters

    An Israeli Strategy for Peace and Security

    By Ephraim Sneh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Israel is a Jewish state in a Muslim Middle East. How can it survive in that region? This book answers this question by analyzing the dangers and threats that Israel faces today. The book also highlights an important component of Israel's strength: the endurance and the cohesion of its social...

    Published March 3rd 2005 by Routledge

  10. Israel's Quest for Recognition and Acceptance in Asia

    Garrison State Diplomacy

    By Jacob Abadi

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    This title represents a comprehensive study of Israel's attempts to build diplomatic relations with countries on the Asian continent. The author argues that, despite the persistence of the Arab Israeli conflict, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was remarkably successful in gaining recognition in most...

    Published August 12th 2004 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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