Israel: The First Hundred Years: Volume III: Politics and Society since 1948

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Since its founding in 1948 Israel has faced many political, social and psychological challenges, unfamiliar to other nations on the western democratic political model and peculiar to the Jewish state. This work covers the role of politics in Israel since 1948.

Table of Contents

Collective Identity
Israel 1948-98: Purpose and Predicament in Historyp. 3
The Fracturing of the Jewish Self-Image: The End of 'We Are One'?p. 14
Shifting the Centre from Nation to Individual and Universe: The New 'Democratic Faith' of Israelp. 31
Zionism in the Israeli Theatrep. 43
To Fantasy and Back: David Ben-Gurion's First Resignation, 1953p. 59
Labour and Likud: Roots of their Ideological-Political Struggle for Hegemony over Zionism, 1925-35p. 79
Likud and the Search for Eretz Israel: From the Bible to the Twenty-First Centuryp. 91
The Delicate Framework of Israeli Democracy During the 1980s: Retrospect and Appraisalp. 118
State-Religion Relations in Israel: The Subtle Issue Underlying the Rabin Assassinationp. 139
Referenda in a Post-Consociational Democracy: The Case of Israelp. 146
Kibbutz or Moshav? Priority Changes of Settlement Types in Israel, 1949-53p. 163
Mass Immigration and the Demographic Revolution in Israelp. 177
The IDF and the Mass Immigration of the Early 1950s: Aid to the Immigrant Campsp. 191
Public Service Broadcasting vs Public Service Broadcasting: The Crisis in the Service as the Outcome of the Clash between State and Civil Society - The Israeli-Lebanese War, 1982p. 211
The Bank-Shares Regulation Affair and Illegality in Israeli Society: A Theoretical Perspective of Unethical Managerial Behaviourp. 226
Abstractsp. 253
Indexp. 259
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