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Neil Caplan, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories Review by Alan Dowty

Rachel Feldhay Brenner, The Freedom to Write: The Woman-Artist and the World in Ruth Almog’s Fiction Review by Avraham Balaban

Jackie Feldman, Above the Death Pits, Beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity Review by Noam Schimmel

Michael R. Fischbach, Jewish Property Claims against Arab Countries Review by Aviva Klen-Franke

Asima A. Ghazi-Bouillon, Understanding the Middle East Peace Process: Israeli Academia and the Struggle for Identity Review by Mira Sucharov

Aviva Halamish, Meir Yaari: A Collective Biography: The First Fifty Years, 1987–1947 Review by Ilan Peleg

Tamar S. Hermann, The Israeli Peace Movement: A Shattered Dream Review by Gordon Fellman

Alexandra Nocke, The Place of the Mediterranean in Modern Israeli Identity Review by Karine Hamilton

Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel Review by Eran Schor

Yaron Peleg, Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance Review by Philip Hollander

Orit Rosin, Duty and Love: Individualism and Collectivism in 1950s Israel Review by Michael Feige

Nita Schechet, Disenthralling Ourselves: Rhetoric of Revenge and Reconciliation in Contemporary Israel Review by Eran Fisher

Amit M. Schejter, Muting Israeli Democracy: How Media and Cultural Policy Undermine Free Expression Review by Dan Caspi

Patricia J. Woods, Judicial Power and National Politics: Courts and Gender in the Religious-Secular Conflict in Israel Review by Amnon Cavari

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Nissim Leon, Judy Baumel-Schwartz, Amir Paz-Fuchs, and Roy Kreitner

during military service? Ultimately, it was decided after much deliberation to have several categories—’fallen in battle’, ‘fell in the line of duty’, ‘fell during service’, and ‘passed away during service’—rendering the original categories of ‘fell

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Wang Zhen, Alfred Tovias, Peter Bergamin, Menachem Klein, Tally Kritzman-Amir, and Pnina Peri

18-year-old Solomon Teka, a Jewish citizen of Ethiopian descent, by an off-duty police officer at a playground. The impact of the protests was significant: they were experienced as a massive disruption by the Israeli public and resulted in additional

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Ben Herzog

) as “both a set of practices … and a bundle of rights and duties … that define an individual’s membership in a polity” ( Isin and Wood 1999: 4 ). However, defining citizenship as an analytical concept is a presumptuous task for two reasons. First

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Israel Goes to the Polls

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

Meir Chazan

performed on their own free time. 51 Unlike in future elections, active duty soldiers were permitted to be candidates for the Constituent Assembly, provided that their military service would end if they were elected. A last-minute attempt to eliminate this

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(Not) Becoming the Norm

Military Service by Religious Israeli Women as a Process of Social Legitimation

Elisheva Rosman-Stollman

’s Israel and want to give back to society ( Aluma 2013 ). Many see it as their civic duty and a precondition to being part of Israeli society. In addition, similar to their male counterparts, some women hope to meet members of other sectors in Israeli

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Yechiam Weitz

—after the elections his standing in the party began to decline. In the first period of his term (1963–1965), despite his duties as both prime minister and minister of defense, he was very much occupied with intra-party politics and personally involved in

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

many people, “the Negev is connected to their reserve duty and desolation” ( Grinberg 2007 )—an image that the tourist industry has worked to adjust. “We realized we have a product here, which is a very comfortable desert, a desert that you don’t have

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Paula Kabalo

and an authority that is duty-bound to provide services on account of taxes having been paid. On various occasions, those behind the associations spoke clearly about the source of the neglect that pervaded their neighborhoods. “The difference is that

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Noa Hazan and Avital Barak

, while the Europeanorientalist representation is imbued with local meaning. Thus, the biblical site is transformed from an object of romantic yearning to a pressing duty. 8 The unequivocal Zionist interest in the Temple Mount that emerges from the visual