A pioneering study of a formative chapter in Middle East intellectual history, examining the historical myth that underlies the "Canaanite" brand of Israeli nationalist anti-Zionism.
Analyzes the history of legislative party switching and its regulation in the Israeli Knesset.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
Examines how the new wave of Generation Y public service employees are affecting the dynamics of continuity and change in public management ethics.
Explores the delicate interplay between emigration of Jews from Israel to Germany and the construction of a new identity in the shadow of antisemitism both past and present in their new home.
Examines the struggle of Jewish women to join defense and military activities during the decades leading up to the Israeli War of Independence.
Analyzes the relationship between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas since 2007, a period of time that has been marked by the parties' continual failure to end political disagreements and formulate a common national vision.
Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
Uses an innovative theoretical framework to comparatively explore the dynamics of state expansion and contraction in Syria (1976-2005), Morocco (since 1975), and Israel (since 1967).
Shows how Israeli Communists developed a distinctive national identity outside the boundaries of Zionism.
Examines the role that images of Palestine played in the construction of prewar Jewish American identity.
Assesses the place of non-military national service in Israeli politics and society.
Traces how alternative food movements are affected by global and local trends, with a focus on how organic agriculture was integrated in Israel.
Investigates Turkey and Israel's contrasting treatment of religion and demonstrates how this treatment has had a significant impact on these countries' democratic performance.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Explores the civic activism of the Palestinian minority in Israel for a better understanding of the relationship between civic activism and democratization in ethnic states.
An indispensable primary source in the history of Zionism.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
An in-depth account of the ideology driving Israel's religious Zionist settler movements since the 1970s.
Argues that queer Israeli emigrants engage in a deliberately unheroic form of resistance to Zionism.
Comprehensive historical study of policy planning and implementation during the crucial formative years of the Israeli government system.
Uses Israel’s public diplomacy efforts during the second intifada (2000–2005) as a prime example of interactions between state security, diplomacy, and the media.
Offers a novel exploration of the relationship between religion and the state in Israel.
Chronicles the conflict between religious and secular forces in Israel.
Raises concerns about the degree to which the rule of law and emergency powers have become fundamentally entangled, using Israel as a case study.
Combines analysis of transnational prostitution and traffic in women with a social history of the League of Nations and interwar globalization.
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the post-Zionist debates and their impact on various aspects of Israeli culture.
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.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Investigates how leaders’ personalities shape important foreign policy shifts.
Multidisciplinary study of the citrus industry in Palestine before World War II.
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.
Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel.
Examines how Israeli society has commemorated Yitzhak Rabin.
New insights into the cementing of the American-Israeli relationship during the Nixon years.
Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.
Explores the life and career of one of the twentieth century’s most colorful Zionist leaders.
Examines the social and cultural integration of Russian-speaking Jews and Germans who immigrated to their respective historic homelands.
Examines radical and messianic movements in Israel seeking to rebuild the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.
Analyzes initiatives aimed at reforming the electoral and government systems of Israel in comparison to other established democracies.
Selections from twenty-seven Hebrew poets, many of whose poems appear here in English for the first time.
Traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present.
Examines the image of Israel in American culture before 1960.
Examines the backpacking trip usually taken by Israeli youth following military service.
Challenges conventional assumptions about how international rivals form trusting relationships.
The first comparative study of two major Jewish labor movements.
Examines how Israel was caught by surprise in the opening stages of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.
Essays on the experience of lesbians in contemporary Israeli society.
The first book-length study of the Israeli novelist David Shahar.
Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.
Explores the turbulent changes in Israel party politics since the mid-1960s.
Introduces the cutting edge issues and current scholarship in the interdisciplinary field of Israel Studies.
Makes the perhaps surprising argument that in the last quarter of the twentieth century the Arab-Israeli conflict has been winding down.
Covers early Israeli education policy regarding immigrant populations.
A comprehensive study of Israel’s most internationally celebrated writer.
Traces the almost century-long struggle between Israel's largest healthcare provider, Kupat Holim, and successive Israeli governments.
Israeli and American critics debate what constitutes Jewish identity in modern Jewish literature.
Covers Israel's policy toward Islamic institutions within its borders, 1948-2000.
Examines the difficulties of Palestinian-Arab political life in Israel.
Explores the beliefs, attitudes, and values of ordinary Palestinians and Israeli Jews asking the question: Is it possible to reach a negotiated resolution to the Jerusalem question?
Investigates the cultural and social constructions of issues related to war, the armed forces, and national security in Israel.
An interdisciplinary study discussing the impact of the national crisis in Mandatory Palestine on relations between Jewish and Arab workers and their respective labor movements.
Leading American and Israeli social scientists discuss the precedent-setting events of Israel’s 1996 elections.
Offers insights into the criminal justice system and the field of criminology in Israel.
Questions the commonly accepted view that Israel's military policies were formed in direct response to Arab states' hostility and argues for a historical linkage between Israel's changing military posture and the development of an inequitable Israeli social structure.
Analyzes a recent report on a survey of the religious beliefs and behavior of Israeli Jews, and of the intense public debate that it produced.
Examines eight Jewish-American writers--Meyer Levin, Leon Uris, Saul Bellow, Hugh Nissenson, Chaim Potok, Philip Roth, Anne Roiphe, and Tova Reich--who have "imagined" Israel in their work.
This first comprehensive study of the political life of Israeli women looks at political participation, political identity, women's political organizations, and public policy regarding women.
The first comprehensive analysis of the effect the prolonged Arab-Israeli conflict has had on state and society in Israel.
The standard histories of Israeli literature limit the canon, virtually ignoring those who came to Israel from Jewish communities in the Middle East. By focusing on the work of Iraqi-born authors, this ...
Challenges the social-science image of Israel as a historical peculiarity by situating Israel's history in comparative context; by building bridges between Israel and other Middle Eastern states; and by using the Israeli case to reconsider existing social science theories and correct common misperceptions about the comparative method.
This book provides new interpretations and research findings, from a wide spectrum of viewpoints, on Israel's formative first decade of independence.
A collection of essays that examines the culture, politics, and social structure of Hasidic Jewish life.
Some seventy-five years after the boundaries of the British Mandate for Palestine were set, the State of Israel still lacks a defined territory and agreed-upon boundaries, except for its boundary with ...
As the momentum toward peace in the Middle East surges and wanes, the intensity of politics in Israel takes on added relevance. There can be little doubt that the historic Israel-PLO peace accord could ...
Examines the Egyptian-Israeli peace negotiations and settlement and their implications for understanding the peacemaking process.
Critical Essays on Israeli Social Issues and Scholarship is part of a series of review volumes sponsored by the Association for Israel Studies and published by SUNY Press that provides a framework for ...
This book represents the first systematic effort to analyze the role of local communities and regions in Israel's national politics. Traditionally portrayed as either elitist and highly centralized, or ...
This book analyzes how the political system influences domestic policy implementation in Israel. It shows how coalition politics, party dominated ministries, an independent and fragmented Jewish Agency, ...
The field of Middle East studies is undergoing a generational change in academia, government, and the corporate community. The men and women who trained the present generation of scholars and who shaped ...
Ben-Yehuda presents an in-depth inquiry into the nature and patterns of political assassinations and executions by Jews in Palestine and Israel. Extensive empirical evidence is used to analyze the social ...
This book is an ethnographic study of an old age home in Israel that sheds light on the existential experience of elderly retirees. Hazan looks carefully at the universal concerns of old age, specifically ...
This book explains why the best way to understand the Jewish historical experience is to look at Jewish people, not just as a religious or ethnic group or a nation or "people," but, as bearers of civilization. ...
This book deals with the experience and action of Jewish women in the new Jewish settlement in Palestine (the Yishuv) during the period of Zionist immigration to Palestine, from the last two decades of ...
The author examines the varieties of religious and secular salvation that have recently appeared in Israel as evidence for Israelis' willingness to embrace private salvation in the face of immense cultural ...
Based on research from an array of American, Arab, British, French, German, and Israeli sources, this book provides a nuclear history of the world's most explosive region. Most significantly, it gives ...
Wildfire is a wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary study of the "other side" of Israeli public life. Because the governmental service systems work poorly, and political protest has proved to be largely ineffective, ...
This book examines the structure of Israeli interest groups, their strategies, their effectiveness, and their relations with state organizations and political parties. It addresses such important questions ...
This book examines religion in Israeli society: what it is and how it functions. Here is a clear picture of how Judaism provides a matrix of continuity for Israeli society notwithstanding a wide diversity ...
This is a clearly conceived, meticulously executed, and lucidly written study of the Herut Party, and it will stand for many years as the definitive study of its subject. Its major strength is the account ...
This book identifies and examines those parallels between ancient and modern Israel that help to clarify the conflicts apparent in modern Israel. It discusses such contemporary issues as the Arab uprising ...
This innovative study of the modern Hebrew writer, S. Y. Agnon, offers new insight into his literary transformations of Jewish themes and sources. With particular attention to Kafka, Hoffman situates ...
This book provides a thorough and detailed examination of Israeli institutions and how they function. It explains the decline in effectiveness of the government and the spread of cultural malaise in the ...
Examines street demonstrations from 1980 through 1984.
This book is the first to systematically examine the representation of women by mainstream Hebrew authors from the Palmah Generation to the New Wave. Fuchs' unique analytical method exposes the male-centered ...