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Israel’s Politics of Citizenship

Assaf Shapira

conditions, immigrants can acquire formal citizenship. 1 In particular, they examine the politics that shape these policies. In the early 1990s, when Israel began to absorb waves of non- olim immigrants, it witnessed the emergence of a new phase in the

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The Jewish Centrality of Israel

The 1958 ‘Who Is a Jew?’ Affair as a Case Study

Ofer Shiff

The first ‘Who is a Jew?’ crisis broke out between the Israeli ruling party, Mapai, and its Orthodox coalition partners in 1958, after the government approved an ordinance of the interior minister allowing every citizen to register as a Jew on the

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Jewish Diversity in Israel

Uzi Rebhun

Introduction Israel was founded as a state in which the Jewish people would exercise their right to self-determination. This essence is anchored in the November 1947 resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to establish two states

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The Democratic Backsliding Debate and the Controversy over Regime Classification in Israel

Gal Ariely

The proposal by the sixth Netanyahu government of a plan to overhaul the Israeli judicial system has led to one of the most intense political disputes in Israel history. The government and its supporters have described the proposed judicial

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Israel’s Innovative Young Adults Lists

Robust Participation in Institutional Municipal Politics

Zvi Hadar, Fany Yuval, and Rebecca Kook

). However, others have pointed to the tendency of young people to embrace an informal repertoire of political participation—political consumerism, protest behavior, and Internet activism—as a mitigating factor ( Collin 2015 ; Sveningsson 2015 ). Israeli

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State Management of Unpopular Religious Public Policies in Israel

A Comparative Outlook

Niva Golan-Nadir

than altered, as democratic theory suggests. To test this model, I compared three religion-based policies in Israel: marriage, public transportation on Saturday (the Jewish Sabbath), and kosher food inspection in public institutions. Each policy

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Gendered National Memory on Israeli Postage Stamps

From Gender Blindness to Feminist Commemoration

Einat Lachover and Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler

Stamps as National Commemoration Today Recent years have seen a steady decline in the basic utilization of stamps as payment for postal services. Nevertheless, stamp distribution has been increasing in Israel and in many other countries as a

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Tracking and Tracing in Israel during COVID-19

Balancing between the Need to Protect Public Health and Individual Right to Privacy

Raphael Cohen-Almagor and Eldar Haber

and trace measure (also referred to as contact tracing technologies and apps) that the Israeli government adopted in its fight against COVID-19. It proposes an alternative model of using tracing technology, one that balances between the necessary

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Israel and East-Central Europe

Case Studies of Israel's Relations with Poland and Hungary

Joanna Dyduch

European subregion sits right between Western Europe and the East—a fact not lost on Israeli decision-makers. For Israel , closer cooperation with the ECE states presented several opportunities that became a challenge as well—particularly because of the

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Criticizing Israel Is Not Antisemitism

Geoffrey Bindman

State of Israel. Like all racism it is dangerous and unjust and must be condemned by all civilized people. I am a Jew because my parents and my grandparents (and doubtless their forebears also) were Jews. My grandparents made their home in Britain