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Israeli History, Politics and Society


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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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Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey From Ottoman Rule to AKP

Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism in Turkey: From Ottoman Rule to AKP

1st Edition

By Efrat Aviv
February 16, 2017

The Jewish community in Turkey today is very diverse with extremely different views as to whether Jews are reluctant or enthusiastic about living in Turkey. Many see themselves primarily as Turks and only then as Jews, while some believe quite the opposite. Some deny there are any expressions of ...

Israeli-Egyptian Relations, 1980-2000

Israeli-Egyptian Relations, 1980-2000

1st Edition

By Ephraim Dowek
August 26, 2016

A memoir by former diplomat Ephraim Dowek which provides a comprehensive study of the relations between Egypt and Israel from peace until the present day. This is an informative account of the author's time in Egypt as a high-level Israeli diplomat (he was eventually appointed Ambassador) and as a ...

Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace

Israeli Diplomacy and the Quest for Peace

1st Edition

By Mordechai Gazit
June 22, 2016

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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

By Eric Engel Tuten
April 27, 2016

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 ...

Decision on Palestine Deferred America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939-1945

Decision on Palestine Deferred: America, Britain and Wartime Diplomacy, 1939-1945

1st Edition

By Monty Noam Penkower
February 29, 2016

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 ...

Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics Traditionists and Modernity

Secularism and Religion in Jewish-Israeli Politics: Traditionists and Modernity

1st Edition

By Yaacov Yadgar
February 29, 2016

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 ‘...

Public Policy in Israel

Public Policy in Israel

1st Edition

Edited By David Nachmias, Gila Menahem
January 01, 2002

An examination of the current Israeli government, covering public policies such as health, housing and transport. The volume covers the institutional as well as the political and the bureaucratic framework within which public policies have been made and implemented....

Global Politics Essays in Honour of David Vital

Global Politics: Essays in Honour of David Vital

1st Edition

Edited By Abraham Ben-Zvi, Aharon Klieman
May 18, 2001

The essays in this volume discuss and assess the philosophies and writings of Professor David Vital. They aim to develop his work within modern diplomacy, issues relating to modern Jewish history, and within the State of Israel and its conduct of foreign relations....

Britain's Moment in Palestine Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

Britain's Moment in Palestine: Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

1st Edition

By Michael J Cohen
December 01, 2015

In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948. During the first ...

Divided Against Zion Anti-Zionist Opposition to the Creation of a Jewish State in Palestine, 1945-1948

Divided Against Zion: Anti-Zionist Opposition to the Creation of a Jewish State in Palestine, 1945-1948

1st Edition

By Rory Miller
November 24, 2015

Using primary sources, this study of the relationship between three anti-Zionist bodies in Britain in the years that directly preceded the founding of the State of Israel also analyzes the Zionist attitude to the Jewish Fellowship, the Arab Office and the Committee for Arab Affairs....

Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949

Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Mediation and the UN, 1947-1949

1st Edition

By Elad Ben-Dror
October 07, 2015

"I swear by all that’s Holy, I will never come anywhere near the Palestine problem once I liberate myself from this trap." Ralph Bunche wrote these lines to his wife in 1949, during the armistice talks on Rhodes. A year later, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his success in ending the 1948 ...

Jihad in Palestine Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jihad in Palestine: Political Islam and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1st Edition

By Shaul Bartal
August 25, 2015

The 21st century exists in the shadow of the return of extremist Islam to the center of the world’s political stage, a process that began at the end of the previous century. While researchers have focused on the rise of Hamas, this return has in fact manifested itself in a range of independent ...

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