Finally, Militarism Is a Legitimate Term

in Israel Studies Review
Author: Yoram Peri 1
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  • 1 Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
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David Greenblum, From the Heroism of the Spirit to the Sanctification of Power: Power and Heroism in Religious Zionism between 1948 and 1968 (Tel Aviv: Open University, 2016).

Uri S. Cohen, The Security Style and the Hebrew Culture of War (Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2017).

Dan Arev, Dying to Watch: War, Memory, and Television in Israel 1967–1991 (Tel Aviv: Resling, 2017).

Dalia Gavriely-Nuri, Tel Aviv Was Also Once an Arab Village: The Normalization of the Territories in Israeli Discourse, 1967 (Cambridge, MA: Israel Academic Press, 2017).

Nitza Ben-Dov, The Life of War: On the Military, Revenge, Loss, and War Consciousness in Israeli Prose (Jerusalem: Schocken Books, 2016).

Haya Milo, Songs Through the Barrel of the Gun: Israeli Soldiers’ Folk Songs (Tel Aviv: Open University, 2017).

Contributor Notes

YORAM PERI is the Kay Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Maryland and co-editor of Israel Studies Review. He has written seven books and tens of articles, emphasizing studies of Israeli politics, media, and the military. E-mail:

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