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From Jewish Sentiments to Rational Exhortations

Battle Missives in the Israel Defense Forces

Netta Galnoor

of the state—understood the notion of the ultimate sacrifice. The article asks, what are the dominant narratives used to justify risking life in war by Israeli military commanders between 1948 and 2014? Did these narratives change over time, and, if

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Ned Lazarus

Sami Adwan and Dan Bar-On, eds., Learning the Other’s Historical Narrative: Israelis and Palestinians, Parts One and Two (Beit Jalla: Peace Research Institute in the Middle East, 2003, 2006).

Robert I. Rotberg, ed., Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History’s Double Helix (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006).

Paul Scham, Walid Salem, and Benjamin Pogrund, eds., Shared Histories: A Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue (Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, 2005).

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Heroes of Our Time

The Historical-Political Context of Devorah Omer’s Novels

Rima Shikhmanter

intensity and willingness to make sacrifices on behalf of the collective, this process heralded the beginning of the disintegration of the unified historical narrative. In the face of this threat, children’s literature, long regarded as a political

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Menachem Klein

narrative evoke counter-memory. Therefore, they conclude, “whenever memory is invoked we should be asking ourselves: by whom, where, in which context, against what?” (ibid.). In what follows, I answer these questions in relation to Jerusalem's alternative

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Creating a Significant Community

Religious Engagements in the Film Ha-Mashgihim (God’s Neighbors)

Merav Alush-Levron

Zionist project was never separate from the religious and cultural heritage of Judaism and its preeminent narratives. Secular Zionism was based on an anti-religious tradition ( Avineri 1998 ) and on the negation and rejection of Jewish exilic existence

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Political Labels and Post-Politics

A Comparative Analysis of the Party Spectrum in Israel, Hungary, and Poland

Artur Skorek

been characterized by one Polish scholar as “truculent, carefully Eurosceptic étatist-patriots” ( Jaskiernia 2017: 241 ), which is an equally apt characterization of Fidesz. Both parties share an anti-system narrative. PiS came to power for the first

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Rebranding Desolation

The Allure of Israel’s Desert Landscapes

Amelia Rosenberg Weinreb

particular, I show how historical narratives are connected through curating images and emotionally meaningful experiences of desolation, and how the strategic use of desolation as a currency has supported—and continues to support—Israel’s state

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Trauma, Time, and the ‘Singular Plural’

The Israeli Television Series Fauda

Nurith Gertz and Raz Yosef

attacks manifests the temporality of future trauma felt in the present. Traditionally, the narrative of the action film genre follows a linear chronology, moving from event to event, from acts of violence to chases, and from there to murder and finally to

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Israel’s Recent Unionizing Drives

The Broader Social Context

Jonathan Preminger

status’ of organized labor and the way it is construed in media narratives and by the judiciary. The findings presented here are part of a much broader research project into organized labor in Israel today. In this article, I focus in particular on the

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Sergio DellaPergola and Ian S. Lustick

When Scholarship Disturbs Narrative: Ian Lustick on Israel’s Migration Balance Comment by Sergio DellaPergola

Leaving the Villa and Touching a Raw Nerve Response by Ian S. Lustick