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Yagil Levy

( Levy 2017 ). In Israel, since the 1980s, social changes in the composition of the IDF have decreased the presence of upper-middle-class soldiers in combat roles, especially those performed in the West Bank ( Levy 2007 ). Consequently, asynchronous

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Paula Kabalo

identity and their members’ sense of capability. Associational Conduct by Residents of Lower-Class Neighborhoods in Tel Aviv The second circle of associators on whom we focus is composed of Tel Avivians who inhabited socio-economically lower-class

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War and Memory

The Israeli Communist Commemoration of the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1986

Amir Locker-Biletzki

. Together, these two events forged the image of the volunteer soldier as a young, educated, middle-class man in search of adventure—and at times the exotic—in the service of the nation (ibid.: 17). However, what propelled the cult from its early origins to

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Israel’s Recent Unionizing Drives

The Broader Social Context

Jonathan Preminger

Europe .” In Leisink et al. 1996 , 53 – 73 . Hyman , Richard . 2001 . Understanding European Trade Unionism: Between Market, Class and Society . London : Sage . IDI (Israel Democracy Institute) . 2004 . Industrial Relations in an Era of Change

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

Israel’s deep ethno-class divide (e.g., Tzfadia 2006 ; Tzfadia and Yacobi 2011 ; Yiftachel 2000 ). 17 Even with this shared history and shared characteristics as a municipal type, all development towns possess individual qualities, based partly on

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Liberal Whispers and Propaganda Fears

The American Jewish Committee and Israel’s Palestinian Minority, 1948–1966

Geoffrey P. Levin

the new state” and mentioned that one told him: “We are second-class citizens. We feel we are not wanted here.” He said their grievances were “sometimes justifiable,” noting the issues of land seizure, inadequate compensation for land seized, the

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Ephraim Yuchtman-Yaar, Yasmin Alkalay, and Tom Aival

. Smooha (1978) and Swirski (1981) showed that these processes had caused a wide class gap between the two groups, with Mizrahim belonging to the lower socio-economic stratum. Kimmerling (2001: 55) elaborated on that point, asserting that “the

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Yuval Gozansky

) told the story of high school students in Tel Aviv coping with everyday adolescent problems; at the same time, it addressed collective Israeli cultural and social issues such as gender and class/ethnic inequality, drug use, and even sexual abuse

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Sephardi Leadership in Israel

Transitioning from Mandate to Statehood

Moshe Naor

separatist body whose ethnic character was contrary not only to the values of the class struggle but also to Zionist values. The Department focused its criticism mainly on Eliyahu Eliachar, castigating him as a member of the ‘Sephardi right wing’ and as one

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Israel Goes to the Polls

The Road to Elections for the Constituent Assembly, 1948–1949

Meir Chazan

polling places far from where they lived. This set a precedent, which remains in force to the present day, and the ‘credit’ goes to Ben-Gurion. The parties’ representatives agreed that schools would not hold classes, since many served as polling places. In