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A Nexus of Sensationalism and Politics

Doar Ha-Yom and the 1929 Western Wall Crisis

Ouzi Elyada

This article looks at how a group of radical Revisionist journalists who assumed effective control of the newspaper Doar Ha-Yom in July 1929 attempted to fuse politics and sensationalism against the background of the Western Wall affair that, in late August of that year, evolved into the violent incidents collectively known as the 1929 riots (or massacres). Examination of the paper during the month preceding the riots shows clearly that its editors made a systematic attempt to inflame the Jewish population of Mandate Palestine. These sensationalist editing techniques, reminiscent of the pamphleteer style, were employed not only to sell more copies of the paper, as had been the case before the Revisionists took control, but also to advance Revisionist political goals. The article examines the model that the Revisionists used to shape their incendiary strategy, the provocative process itself, and the question of the editors’ responsibility for the 1929 riots.

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Israel Goes to the Polls

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

Meir Chazan

historic decision in the annals of the new state—was completely omitted from the protocol of the discussions of the council. 5 The editorial published in the newspaper Davar on the following day stated that “setting the date for the elections removed the

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Yechiam Weitz

common basis between us and Herut” ( Davar , 26 February 1965). In March, the party underwent a final split, bringing to a close the attempt to establish a center party. The Establishment of the Independent Liberal Party and of Gahal In response to the

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The New Economic Policy of 1962

How Israeli Economists Almost Changed the Israeli Economy

Ronen Mandelkern

acknowledges comments by Michael Shalev and David Levi-Faur on earlier versions of this article and thanks the anonymous reviewers for their useful suggestions. notes 1 “The Road to Economic Independence,” Davar , 3 June 1955, 9. See also Horowitz (1958) and

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The 1956 Strike of Middle-Class Professionals

A Socio-political Alliance with the Right

Avi Bareli and Uri Cohen

faculty asked the institution’s administration to set a separate wage ranking for them in order to “fight for the University’s independence pertaining to its academic employees’ wages” ( Davar 1956b ). The national engineers’ assembly decided to declare

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Menachem Begin’s World Travels in the 1950s

A Road to Political Legitimacy

Ofira Gruweis-Kovalsky

to fulfill his words. They divided the world atlas into places that could be conquered,” wrote Davar , the Histadrut daily newspaper. 4 Begin’s travels in the Diaspora were clearly shaped by this policy. His principal object was to spread the party

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Gideon Kouts

sought to offer a new Jewish interpretation. The acting, the music, and the set merged into a harmonic artistic whole …. 11 Davar , the leading organ of the Confederation of Labour, continued: A large crowd of writers, friends, and admirers filled the

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Ben-Gurion and the Palestinian Refugees

Ideology, Morality, and Praxis

Yossi Goldstein

investigate the matter and punish those responsible, for others to see and hear” (BGD, 10 November 1948). He also instructed the Histadrut newspaper Davar to publish Nathan Alterman's (1948) poem “For This” (Al Zot), which denounced the “Jewish public

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Gigi Moti

summer camp for children that created many new ties ( Ben-David 1984 , 1986 ; Ben-Horin 1983 ; Sha’ar HaNegev Archives, shelf 219 box [11]). Other initiatives included a Purim parade in 1976, written up in the Davar newspaper. 11 The article

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The Conceptual and Anthropological History of Bat Mitzvah

Two Lexical Paths and Two Jewish Identities

Hizky Shoham

Consumption in Postwar America (New York: Knopf, 2003). 59 E.g., Shoshana Harelit, “Devar Ha-po’elet [monthly bulletin of the Women’s Labor Council] and the New Immigrant Woman” [in Hebrew], Davar , 5 June 1939, 18. 60 Yehuda Goor [Grozovski], Hebrew