Politics and Society in Modern Israel : Myths and Realities.
By: Garfinkle, Adam.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Armonk : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2000Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 1 online resource (352 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317462477.Subject(s): Israel -- Foreign relations | Israel -- Politics and government | Israel -- Social conditions | National characteristics, Israeli -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Politics and Society in Modern Israel : Myths and RealitiesDDC classification: 320.95694 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Preface to the Second Editon -- 1. Introduction -- Israel the Exceptional -- The Egg that Was a Golf Ball: Political Culture -- Everyday Life in Israel: A Sketch -- The Chapters -- 2. In the Beginning -- Ancient Jewish Commonwealths -- The Varieties and Significance of Exile -- The Emancipation and the Birth of Zionism -- Toward Statehood: War, Mandate, War, and War Again -- 3. Society and Polity at Independence -- The War for Independence and Its Impact -- Political Geography and the Zionist Zeitgeist -- Political Demography and Origins of the Israeli System -- Legacies: Yishuv to State -- Immigration, Security, and Settlement -- Early Foreign Relations -- 4. Society and Political Economy in Contemporary Israel -- The New Demography and Its Implications -- Israeli Arabs -- The Role of External Threat and the IDF -- The Managed Economy -- Religion -- Relations with the Diaspora -- 5. Political Institutions and Issues -- The Basic Laws -- Parliamentary Institutions, Cabinet Government, and the Presidency -- The Judiciary, the Legal Adviser, and the State Comptroller -- The Parties and Their Discontents -- The Media and the Intellectual Elite -- Municipal Government -- The Political Class and Challenges to the Mainstream -- 6. Foreign Policy: Sources and Substance -- Institutions: Prime Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Intelligence Services -- The Paramountcy of Security: War and Peace -- Relations with the United States -- Relations with Europe and Russia -- Relations with the Third World -- Israel in the Middle East -- 7. Peace and Normalcy? -- The Peace Process Since Camp David: A Brief Sketch -- The Broader Impact of the Peace Process -- Hopes and Fears: Israel's Internal Peace Process Debate -- The Future of U.S.-Israeli Relations.
Israel and World Jewry into the Future -- Peace and Israeli Society: The Challenge of Normalcy -- Reconciling Myth and Reality -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Glossary of Hebrew Terms and Acronyms -- Suggested Readings -- Index.
With full coverage of recent dramatic events in Israeli politics from the Rabin assassination through the May 1996 elections, this work provides an up-to-date introduction to Israeli politics and society. It seeks to convey a strong sense of everyday life in Israel, the nuances and contradictions of Israeli identity, the ethnic composition and institutional structure of Israeli society, as well as Israeli political culture and the issues that dominate the country's domestic and foreign policy.
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