Middle East Research

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Israeli History, Politics and Society

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 July 13th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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 18th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 April 4th 2008 by Routledge

  7. 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 December 19th 2007 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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 February 1st 2007 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 September 18th 2006 by Routledge

  11. 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