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Bringing Zion Home
Bringing Zion Home (February 2015)
Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967
Emily Alice Katz - Author

Demonstrates how American Jews used culture—art, dance, music, fashion, literature—to win the hearts and minds of postwar Americans to the cause of Israel.

Bringing Zion Home examines the role of culture in the establishment of the “special relationship” between the United States and Israel in the immediate postwar decades. Many American Jews first encountered Israel through their role...(Read More)
 
 
Why Hawks Become Doves
Why Hawks Become Doves (December 2014)
Shimon Peres and Foreign Policy Change in Israel
Guy Ziv - Author

Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.

Why do hawkish leaders change course to pursue dovish policies? In Why Hawks Become Doves, Guy Ziv argues that conventional international relations theory is inadequate for explaining these momentous foreign policy shifts, because it underestimates the importance of leaders and their personalities. Applying insights from...(Read More)
 
 
The Study of Judaism
The Study of Judaism (October 2013)
Authenticity, Identity, Scholarship
Aaron W. Hughes - Author

Considers Jewish studies as an academic discipline from its origins to the present.
The relationship between Jewish studies and religious studies is a long and complicated one, full of tensions and possibilities. Whereas the majority of scholars working within Jewish studies contend that the discipline is in a very healthy state, many who work in theory and method in religious studies disagree. For them, Jewish studies represents...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Contemporary Warfare
Rethinking Contemporary Warfare (July 2010)
A Sociological View of the Al-Aqsa Intifada
Eyal Ben-Ari - Author
Zeev Lerer - Author
Uzi Ben-Shalom - Author
Ariel Vainer - Author

Examines the combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in order to offer a set of innovative concepts for understanding irregular warfare.

The combat experience of Israel’s ground forces in the second Palestinian uprising, the Al-Aqsa Intifada (2000–2006), is given full critical attention in this engaging study. Based on extensive interviews and observations, Rethi...(Read More)
 
 
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration
Yitzhak Rabin's Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration (October 2009)
Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi - Author

Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.

How does a society cope with the challenge of acknowledging and commemorating difficult aspects of its past? In Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination and the Dilemmas of Commemoration, Vered Vinitzky-Seroussi develops a timely sociology of commemoration, drawing on the public memory of Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was assassinated ...(Read More)
 
 
Nixon and Israel
Nixon and Israel (August 2009)
Forging a Conservative Partnership
Noam Kochavi - Author

New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.

Using a wealth of recently declassified American and Israeli documents, Nixon and Israel argues that ideational and psychological factors are an important complement to standard geopolitical explanations of American-Israeli relations during the Nixon years. Noam Kochavi looks at the emotional impact on senior American...(Read More)
 
 
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount
Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mount (May 2009)
Who Will Build the Third Temple?
Motti Inbari - Author

Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.

The Temple Mount, located in Jerusalem, is the most sacred site in Judaism and the third-most sacred site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The sacred nature of the site for both religions has made it one of the focal points of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Jewish Fundamentalism and the Temple Mo...(Read More)
 
 
Nahum Goldmann
Nahum Goldmann (April 2009)
Statesman without a State
Mark A. Raider - Editor

Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.

The life, career, and legacy of Nahum Goldmann (1895–1982), one of the most colorful and important Zionist leaders of the twentieth century, are fully revealed in this illuminating collection of essays. American, Israeli, and European scholars speak to the many sides of Goldmann, including his upbringing, ri...(Read More)
 
 
With an Iron Pen
With an Iron Pen (March 2009)
Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry
Tal Nitzan - Editor
Rachel Tzvia Back - Editor

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

The eighty-eight poems in With an Iron Pen, all originally written in Hebrew, offer a collective protest to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Palestinian territories—“the sin of Judah,” which is written “with an iron pen, engraved with the point of a diamon...(Read More)
 
 
Foreign Workers in Israel
Foreign Workers in Israel (January 2009)
Global Perspectives
Israel Drori - Author


Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

In this account of a social experiment gone awry, Israel Drori exposes a little-known and recent phenomenon: the importation of foreign workers from Third World economies to Israel. Focusing on Romanian, Thai, and Filipina migrants brought to Israel for specified periods of employmen...(Read More)
 
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