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Marie-France Gaunard-Anderson

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English abstract: The Western Bug is one of the major border rivers in Central and Eastern Europe. It is the border between Poland and Ukraine and between Poland and Belarus, but at the same time it is one of the European Union's external borders. Despite this particular position and a certain number of political, legal, economic and human barriers, cross-border cooperation is improving in order to preserve water resources and promote better management. This article illustrates the main steps that lead to this cooperation and seeks to analyze whether it will be possible to set up common management of the Bug river basin.

Spanish abstract: El Bug occidental es uno de los ríos más importante en Europa central y oriental ya que sirve como límite entre Polonia y Ucrania, Polonia y Bielorusia, y como frontera externa a la Unión Europea. A pesar de esta situación particular y de los numerosos obstáculos que superar (políticos, jurídicos, económicos y humanos), la cooperación transfronteriza avanza para preservar el recurso agua y gestionar mejor la cuenca hidrográfica del Bug. El artículo presenta las principales etapas de esta cooperación, las medidas implementadas y, analizando los principales obstáculos al establecimiento de una política común, se interroga sobre la posibilidad de una gestión conjunta en la cuenca del Bug.

French abstract: Le Bug occidental est une des principales rivières frontières en Europe centrale et orientale. Elle sert non seulement de limite entre la Pologne et l'Ukraine, la Pologne et la Biélorussie, mais aussi de frontière externe à l'Union européenne. Malgré cette position particulière et les nombreux obstacles à surmonter (politique, juridique, économique et humain), la coopération transfrontalière progresse en vue de préserver la ressource en eau et de mieux gérer le bassin hydrographique du Bug. L'article présente les principales étapes de cette coopération, les moyens mis en œuvre et s'interroge sur la possibilité de gérer en commun le bassin du Bug en analysant les principaux obstacles à la mise en place d'une politique commune.

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Meike J. de Goede

In January 1942, André Grenard Matsoua died in a colonial prison in French Equatorial Africa (AEF) from bacillary dysentery—or so the French authorities told his followers. 1 Matsoua had been the leader of the Société Amicale des Originaires de l

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Labor Zionism, the State, and Beyond

An Interpretation of Changing Realities and Changing Histories

Mitchell Cohen

This article surveys changes and arguments in the historiography and politics of Israel especially in the post-1977 period, ranging from the New Historians through recent discussions of Mamlakhtiyut (statism), an ideological term for the policies pursued in the early years of statehood by David Ben-Gurion. The article is especially concerned with social democratic or socialist questions, as Mamlakhtiyut subordinated institutions of the Labor movement to those of the state. The article suggests that there were alternatives to Mamlakhtiyut in the 1950s that ought to be reconsidered today. This is especially so given the contemporary political dominance of Labor's traditional foes and new realities faced by states in a “globalizing” world. The article suggests that aspects of recent historiography can be seen as descending from the mental universe of Rafi, the breakaway party Ben-Gurion formed in 1965 after splitting from Mapai. Parallels to other political developments and alternative historiography are suggested. This article revises and expands the “Postface” (Afterword) for the new second French edition (2014) of the author's Zion and State (originally published in 1987), which presented a critique of Mamlakhtiyut.

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Menachem Begin’s World Travels in the 1950s

A Road to Political Legitimacy

Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky

, founder and leader of the newly formed Herut party, left Israel for a tour of Jewish communities in the United States and France with an entourage of senior party members. Begin’s decision to prioritize overseas travel at such a time marked the onset of

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Hebrew Literature in the ‘World Republic of Letters’

Translation and Reception, 1918–2018

Yael Halevi-Wise and Madeleine Gottesman

depend on a Jewish readership, as it does in the United States, but rather on a preoccupation with a region to which Britain had historical ties, especially during the Mandate era ( Donahaye 2011: 17–18 ). In France, the initial communitarian interest

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Menachem Klein

national movements as agents acting to separate the lives in common that existed in the mixed cities. Conclusion In his review of the French best seller, Histoire mondiale de la France (Global History of France) ( Boucheron 2017 ), Robert Darnton (2017

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Two Patterns of Modernization

An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel

Shlomo Fischer

Israélite Universelle and other educational networks ( Laskier 1983: 235–254 ), and the Jews tried to identify politically and culturally not with the local European colonizers, the anti-Semitic pieds noirs , but with the mother country of France ( Abitbol

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Noa Hazan and Avital Barak

the surge were French and British organizations and figures such as Moses Montefiore and, later, Edmond de Rothschild. Evidently the booming trade in photographic representations of ancient sites like the Temple Mount had coincided with a similarly

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War and Memory

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

Amir Locker-Biletzki

North America and Western Europe—to the new relationship between the citizen-soldier and the republic that was created during the French Revolution. The German wars of liberation against Napoleon marked the second phase of the development of the cult

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

functionaries—Jews and non-Jews alike—acting as accomplices in Nazi persecution, used their positions for good or ill in a moral world that defies full comprehension. In the early 1930s, before the war and the Holocaust, Eliezer Gruenbaum fled Poland for France