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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)
 
 
Poets on the Edge
Poets on the Edge (September 2008)
An Anthology of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry
Tsipi Keller - Editor/translator
Aminadav Dykman - Introduction

Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.

Poets on the Edge introduces four decades of Israel’s most vigorous poetic voices. Selected and translated by author Tsipi Keller, the collection showcases a generous sampling of work from twenty-seven established and emerging poets, bringing many to readers of English for the first time. Thema...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Home
Coming Home (July 2008)
Media and Returning Diaspora in Israel and Germany
Nelly Elias - Author
Hanna Herzog - Foreword by

Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.

Coming Home provides an extraordinary glimpse into the social and cultural integration of a unique category of immigrants—the returning Diaspora. During the 1990s Russian-speaking Jews and Germans returned to their respective historic homelands. Nelly Elias explores t...(Read More)
 
 
Judicial Power and National Politics
Judicial Power and National Politics (July 2008)
Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel
Patricia J. Woods - Author

Uses the case of Israel to examine the circumstances that lead national courts to engage heated political issues.

Patricia J. Woods examines a controversial issue in the politics of many countries around the world: the increasing role that courts and justices have played in deeply charged political battles. Through an extensive case study of the religious-secular conflict in Israel, she argues that the most i...(Read More)

 
 
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies
The Politics of Regime Structure Reform in Democracies (February 2008)
Israel in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective
Gideon Rahat - Author

Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.

This book examines the success or failure of initiatives aimed at reforming regime structures in democracies, particularly their electoral and government systems. Through a comparative analysis of the several attempts at this type of reform in Israel over more than four decades, Gid...(Read More)
 
 
Cooperating Rivals
Cooperating Rivals (August 2007)
The Riparian Politics of the Jordan River Basin
Jeffrey K. Sosland - Author

Examines cooperation and conflict over water in the Middle East.

This book examines the politics of water scarcity in the Middle East’s Jordan River Basin (Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority) between 1920 and 2006. Jeffrey K. Sosland demonstrates that while water scarcity might generate political tension, it does not by itself precipitate war, nor is it likely to do so. At the same ...(Read More)
 
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