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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. Revisiting the Yom Kippur War

    Edited by P.R. Kumaraswamy

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Looking at the political, military and intelligence components of the Yom Kippur War, this work offers interpretations of Israel's conflict with the Arabs. The contributors, Israeli academics, some involved in the war, make a contribution to the understanding of this part of Israel's history....

    Published March 29th 2000 by Routledge

  2. Israel: the First Hundred Years

    Volume I: Israel’s Transition from Community to State

    Edited by Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The Zionist Movement was born in the wake of Jewish emancipation in Western Europe, and at a time of increased persecution in Eastern Europe. This volume addresses the intellectual, social and political ramifications of Jewish settlement in Eretz Israel before the creation of the State of Israel....

    Published March 29th 2000 by Routledge

  3. Israel

    The Dynamics of Change and Continuity

    Edited by David Levi-Faur, Gabriel Sheffer, David Vogel

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    These essays examine changes in Israel's political, social and economic institutions, and describe how Israeli culture and institutions are resisting convergence. They are in four categories: political institutions and organizations; political economy; ethnicity and religion; and public policy....

    Published September 28th 1999 by Routledge

  4. In Search of Identity

    Jewish Aspects in Israeli Culture

    Edited by Dan Urian, Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Culture has played a focal role in the shaping of Jewish-Israeli national identity. Since the 1950s, Israeli culture has been disintegrating into simultaneous sub-cultures. The contributors discuss the nature and characteristics of this cultural tension and the nature of Jewishness....

    Published November 30th 1998 by Routledge

  5. Israel at the Polls, 1996

    Edited by Daniel J. Elazar, Shmuel Sandler

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre,...

    Published March 30th 1998 by Routledge

  6. From Rabin to Netanyahu

    Israel's Troubled Agenda

    Edited by Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Benjamin Netanyahu's 1996 election victory marked a major turnaround in his fortunes, for only a few months earlier his political career had seemed finished. This book examines what his victory means both domestically and internationally....

    Published September 30th 1997 by Routledge

  7. US-Israeli Relations at the Crossroads

    Edited by Gabriel Sheffer

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    After the unpredicted collapse of the Soviet Union, the global, regional and domestic changes raised theoretical and practical issues, particularly in regard to security and foreign relations. The effects on the US-Israeli "special relationship" are examined here....

    Published February 27th 1997 by Routledge

  8. Between War and Peace

    Dilemmas of Israeli Security

    Edited by Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Strategists assess the opportunities confronting Israel at the century's end and offer solutions to such issues as the economic consequences of peace for security, implications of the new world order for Israel's strategic interests, Israel's nuclear weapons and a future Middle Eastern battlefield....

    Published April 29th 1996 by Routledge

  9. The Shaping of Israeli Identity

    Myth, Memory and Trauma

    Edited by Robert Wistrich, David Ohana

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    A dozen essays document the evolution of national myths in Israel as the heroic figures and events of independence and survival transmute into blind fanaticism, great-power manipulation, and traditional colonialism and genocide. Without passing any judgement on the changes, they delve into the meani...

    Published May 31st 1995 by Routledge

  10. Peace in the Middle East

    The Challenge for Israel

    Edited by Efraim Karsh

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Specialists from Israel, Europe and the US examine the implications of peace for Israel. How would it affect the country's political and economic systems and its national security, and what would peace mean for its regional and international standing and its relations with world Jewry?...

    Published October 31st 1994 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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