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Israel Studies Review

An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editor: Yoram Peri, University of Maryland, College Park

Managing Editor: Paul L. Scham, University of Maryland, College Park

Volume 33 / 2018, 2 issues per volume (summer, winter)

Subjects: Israel studies, Middle Eastern studies, Politics

Published on behalf of the Association for Israel Studies

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Table of contents

Forthcoming Issue

Volume 32, Issue 2, Winter 2017

Editors' Note


Trauma, Time, and the ‘Singular Plural’ in the Israeli Television Series Fauda
Nurith Gertz and Raz Yosef

Uzi Meshulam's “Mishkan Ohalim” Affair and the Influence of Radical Ultra-Orthodox Ideology
Motti Inbari

International Effects on the Security Wall of Rulings of the Israeli High Court
Hava Schwartz

From Yehuda Etzion to Yehudah Glick: From Redemptive Revolution to Human Rights on the Temple Mount
Udi Sommer

‘It’s Complicated’: Jewish Secular-Believer Women in Israel
Hagar Lahav

Politics and Religion—How Educational Policy Is Determined: Shas and the Israeli Case
Anat Feldman

Heroes of Our Time: The Historical-Political Context of Devorah Omer’s Novels
Rima Shikhmanter

The German (Fifth) Aliyah and the Development of the Advertising Industry in the Yishuv and the State of Israel
Osnat Roth-Cohen and Yehiel Limor


Colin Shindler, The Hebrew Republic: Israel's Return to History
Arie M. Dubnov


Israel Studies Forum was relaunched in 2011 as the Israel Studies Review, under the editorship of Yoram Peri, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies.

Israel Studies Review (ISR) is the journal of the Association for Israel Studies, an international and interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of all aspects of Israeli society, history, politics, and culture.

ISR explores modern and contemporary Israel from the perspective of the social sciences, history, the humanities, and cultural studies and welcomes submissions on these subjects. The journal also pays close attention to the relationships of Israel to the Middle East and to the wider world, and encourages scholarly articles with this broader theoretical or comparative approach provided the focus remains on modern Israel.

One of the main tasks of the ISR is to review in a timely manner recent books on Israel-related themes, published in English and Hebrew. Authors and publishers are invited to send us their books for review consideration.

The Israel Studies Review editors fully recognize the passions and controversies present in this field. They are dedicated to the mission of the ISR as a nonpartisan journal publishing scholarship of the highest quality, and are proud to contribute to the growth and development of the emergent field of Israel Studies.


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  • Academic Source Complete (Ebsco)
  • Biography Index (Ebsco)
  • Book Review Digest (Ebsco)
  • Electronic Current Contents of Periodicals on the Middle East (Dayan Center)
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS)
  • Index for Jewish Periodicals
  • Index of Articles on Jewish Studies (RAMBI)
  • IBR – International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature on the Humanities and Social Sciences (De Gruyter)
  • IBZ – International Bibliography of Periodical Literature (De Gruyter)
  • Jewish Studies Source (Ebsco)
  • MLA International Bibliography
  • Scopus (Elsevier)
  • Social Sciences Abstract (Ebsco)
  • Social Sciences Index (Ebsco)
  • Social Services Abstracts (Proquest)
  • Sociological Abstracts (Proquest)
  • Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (Proquest)

Editor: Yoram Peri, University of Maryland, College Park

Managing Editor: Paul L. Scham, University of Maryland, College Park

Book Reviews Editor: Yael Aronoff, Michigan State University

Editorial Advisory Board:
Khawla Abu-Baker, Emek Yisrael College
Myron Aronoff*, Rutgers University
Gad Barzilai, University of Washington/University of Haifa Law School
Uri Ben-Eliezer, Haifa University
Uri Bialer, Hebrew University
Rachel Brenner*, University of Wisconsin
Mitchell Cohen, Baruch College
Alan Dowty*, University of Notre Dame
Robert O. Freedman*, Johns Hopkins University
Motti Golani, Haifa University
Majd al-Hajj, Haifa University
Aviva Halamish*, Open University of Israel
Hanna Herzog*, Tel Aviv University
Clive Jones, University of Durham
Michael Keren, University of Calgary
Pnina Lahav*, Boston University
Ian Lustick*, University of Pennsylvania
Gregory Mahler*, Earlham College
Jonathan Mendilow, Rider University
Joel Migdal*, University of Washington
Derek Penslar, University of Oxford
Itamar Rabinovich, Tel Aviv University
Uri Ram, Ben-Gurion University
Zaki Shalom, Ben-Gurion University
Gershon Shafir*, University of California, San Diego
Russell Stone*, American University
Miriam Talmon-Bohm, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mark Tessler*, University of Michigan
Angelika Timm, Free University, Berlin
Chaim I. Waxman, Rutgers University
Elie Wiesel, Boston University âœ
Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic
Oren Yiftachel, Ben-Gurion University
Yael Zerubavel, Rutgers University
Ronald Zweig, New York University

* Indicates a past or present AIS President

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Authors published in Israel Studies Review (ISR) certify that their works are original and their own. The editors certify that all materials, with the possible exception of editorial introductions, book reviews, and some types of commentary have been subjected to double-blind peer review by qualified scholars in the field. While the publishers and the editorial board make every effort to see that no inaccurate or misleading data, opinions, or statements appear in this journal, they wish to make it clear that the data and opinions appearing in the articles herein are the sole responsibility of the contributor concerned. For a more detailed explanation concerning these qualifications and responsibilities, please see the complete ISR ethics statement.

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