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The Hebrew Teachers as Creators of the Zionist Community in (the Land of) Israel

Tali Tadmor-Shimony and Nirit Raichel

This article discusses the role of teachers in the formation of Israeli society, from the First Aliyah until the 1968 integration reform. The period studied is comprised of four sub-periods, during each of which teachers filled different roles. These roles included a contribution to reviving and spreading the language, creating educational and establishment tools, ideological training, and integration of the new immigrants into Israeli society. The study is based on Mannheim's generation theory, and seeks to use it to demonstrate the formation of the group of teachers in the Land of Israel and their influence on the creation of an imagined community, while also making comparisons with the activities of teachers in other societies.

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Kobi Peled, Thomas Mitchell, Kenneth Waltzer, Brent E. Sasley, Hillel Cohen, and Laura Zittrain Eisenberg

Charm of Graves , first published in Hebrew in 1998, offers a rare look into this singular society, focusing on ancient Bedouin traditions and beliefs that have gradually receded against the current of these fluctuations. The Charm of Graves is the

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Tair Karazi-Presler, Moti Gigi, Luis Roniger, Yossi Harpaz, Oded Adomi Leshem, Meir Elran, Dany Bahar, and Yuval Benziman

’s translation of two books originally written in Hebrew by Aviva Halamish. While it is indeed a biography of Meir Yaari, it is actually much more. As Halamish describes and analyzes Yaari’s life, she also discusses in detail the establishment of the youth

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To Be a Teacher, a Wife and Mother, and a Zionist Culture Creator in the Pre-State Era

Tali Tadmor-Shimony and Nirit Raichel

Anyone who attended Hebrew kindergarten in pre-state Israel during the 1930s would have encountered the song “Oniyat Knafa'im” (Sailboat of wings) and its first verse: Sailboat, sailboat With a wing like a dove Sailboat, sailboat With

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A Game of Whac-A-Mole

The BDS Movement and Its Fluidity across International Political Opportunity Structures

Naama Lutz

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This article focuses on the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement's utilization of ‘fluidity,’ conceptualized as the ability to adapt campaign tactics to multiple arenas and political opportunity structures simultaneously. Framing BDS as both a social movement and a transnational advocacy network, it demonstrates the movement's fluidity in the context of three campaigns: the campaign at the 65th FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) congress in 2015, which illustrates an ‘outsider’ strategy aimed at intergovernmental institutions; the 2014 Olive Declaration of municipalities endorsing BDS, which illustrates how local ‘insider’ campaigns can combine to create a translocal campaign; and the ‘Ferguson-Gaza moment’ in 2014, which illustrates how movements can engage at the level of civil society and embed themselves in the broader global justice movement.

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Looking at Zionism from New and Challenging Perspectives

Avi Shilon

David Ohana, Jacqueline Kahanoff: The Levantine [In Hebrew] (Jerusalem: Carmel Publishing House, 2022), 350 pp. Hardback, $25.00. Shaul Magid, Meir Kahane: The Public Life and Political Thought on an American Jewish Radical (Princeton

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Fifty Years of Drama on Israeli Children’s Television

From Teaching to Competing

Yuval Gozansky

When the program The Eight ( Ha-Shminiya ) 1 began in 2005, it was the first locally produced, Hebrew-speaking daily drama for children ever aired in Israel. Produced by The Children’s Channel (TCC), a privately owned commercial network, the

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Finally, Militarism Is a Legitimate Term

Yoram Peri

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

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Nohad ‘Ali, Raphael Cohen-Almagor, Barak Mendelsohn, and Liat Berdugo

Neaman Institute for National Policy Research, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Daniel Bar-Tal and Amiram Raviv, Comfort Zone of a Society in Conflict [In Hebrew.] (Tel Aviv: Steimatzky, 2021), 424 pp. NIS 98 (paperback). Daniel Bar

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David N. Myers, Pnina Lahav, Sarab Abu-Rabia-Queder, Adi Mahalel, and Lauren B. Strauss

biographical treatments of the foundational Zionist leader. From Reuven Brainin's Hebrew account in 1919 to Alex Bein's standard German version in 1934 to Ernst Pawel's and Jacques Kornberg's English books in 1989 and 1993, the erstwhile assimilated Jew turned