Bulletin: Zionism and Political History

Articles

Events

Pnina Lahav, “Golda Meir: A Biographical Sketch,” Bildner Center, Rutgers, March 27, 2017

 

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Bulletin: Theatre and Cinema

Books

Articles

Events

Asher Tlalim, “A History of Israeli Cinema: From National to Personal Films”; SOAS, March 20, 2017

 

Bulletin: Israeli Music

Journal ToC: Pe’imot 3 (2016):

peimot3כתב העת פעימות מהווה צוהר אל עולם המוזיקה והמחקר המוזיקולוגי בתוך הקשריו לשיח התרבותי העכשווי בארץ. המשתתפים בכתב העת קשורים בתחום המוזיקולוגיה – חוקרים וסטודנטים מתקדמים, מלחינים ומבצעים. המאמרים מכוונים לקהל מגוון: למוזיקאים, למוזיקולוגים ולכל שוחר מוזיקה, לאנשי ספרות, אמנות וקולנוע ולחוקרי חברה ותרבות.

  • ראובן סרוסי: כמה דברים על אריק שפירא
  • אסף שלג: לחשוב מחדש על דברי הימים של המוזיקה האמנותית הישראלית (וגם על יוסף טל)
  • יוסף גולדנברג: שתי רביעיות כלי קשת ישראליות מודרניות מוקדמות: “קשתות קיץ” מאת צבי אבני ו”תהלים” מאת עדן פרטוש
  • ענת רוזנשיין-ויקס: השאלות, שילובים ו”הלחנה מחדש” בשלוש יצירות מאת בטי אוליברו
  • הילה טמיר-אוסטרובר: התגלמות הטראומה באופרה “פנימה” מאת חיה צ׳רנובין
  • שושנה זאבי: הפואטיקה של חוויית הסף בשירה ובמוזיקה (“השער האפל” – דוד פוגל ואייל אדלר; “הכרמל האי-נראה” – זלדה וינעם ליף; “ציפור כלואה” – יאיר הורוביץ ומנחם ויזנברג)
  • אור שמש: שיחה עם ראובן סרוסי
  • אופיר אילזצקי: בקצה המדבר: שיחה עם אריק שפירא
  • מירה זכאי: שיחה עם עודד זהבי
  • ג’ונתן גולדמן: חיפוש אחר אינטראקציות: שיחה עם עופר פלץ

 

Articles

Events

Ilana Webster-Kogen (SOAS), “Ethiopian Music in Tel Aviv: Performing Otherness along Levinski Street,” Feb 9, 2017, 4pm. Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

Panel: Confession and Testimony As Repertoires of Contention in Conflict Zones (Vienna, July 12, 2016)

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Confession and Testimony As Repertoires of Contention in Conflict Zones
Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Room: Hörsaal 21

RC48 Social Movements, Collective Actions and Social Change (host committee)

Language: English

Confession and testimony are central repertoires of contention in the disclosure of “ugly pasts.” Solidarity movements mobilize testimony to diffuse human rights violations condoned and supported by their own societies. Less attention has been paid to the deployment of testimony and confession by anti-denial movements, movements that demand that the members of their own societies acknowledge the “problematic present” in situations of ongoing ethno-national conflict, and take responsibility for it and action against it.
This session invites research that engage in the analysis of confession and testimony in contemporary conflicts by members of the perpetrator nation amongst them:

  • Are these repertoires gendered and how?
  • What are the groups that engage in testimony and confession?
  • How states and civil societies in perpetrator nations react to anti-denial movements?
  • Anti-denial movements and national identity.
Session Organizer:
Sara HELMAN, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Oral Presentations:

Dis/Acknowledging Military Violence: Women Soldiers Testify Against the Occupation
Edna LOMSKY-FEDER, Department of Sociology and Anthropology and School of Education, Israel; Orna SASSON-LEVY, Department of Sociology and Anthroplogy Bar Ilan University, Israel

Lecture: Morris, A New Look at the 1948 War (Georgetown, April 20, 2016)

The Department of Government  invites you to

The 201​6 Goldman ​Lecture

“A New Look at the 1948 War”

Benny Morris, Professor of History
Middle East Studies Department, Ben-Gurion University

Wednesday, April 20
5:00 pm6:30 pm
Copley Formal Lounge

Please RSVP by ​Monday, April 18
at the Eventbrite page

Benny Morris is Professor of History in the Middle East Studies Department at Ben-Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel, where he has taught since 1997. He was born in Kibbutz Ein Hahoresh and was brought up in Jerusalem and New York. He earned his BA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. in Modern European History from Cambridge University. Between 1978 and 1991 he was a journalist and diplomatic correspondent at The Jerusalem Post. 

He has been a fellow at the Hebrew University’s Truman Institute and a visiting scholar at the Brookings Institution, St Antony’s College in Oxford and at Oxford’s Centre for Hebraic and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. In addition, he has taught at the University of Florida, Dartmouth College, the University of Maryland, Munich University and Harvard University.

Professor Morris has published ten books, including The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem, 1947-1949 (1988); The Roots of Appeasement, the British Weekly Press and Nazi Germany during the 1930s (1991); Israel’s Border Wars 1949- 1956 (1993); Righteous Victims (1999); and 1948, A History of the First Arab Israeli War (2008) – winner of the Jewish National Book Award. He is currently completing a book on Turkey’s relations with its Christian minorities, 1876-1924. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York TimesThe New York Times Book ReviewThe New York Review of BooksThe New RepublicThe National InterestThe GuardianThe ObserverThe Daily Telegraph, and other newspapers and journals in Europe.

Workshop: at Taub Center, on memory, landscape and Moroccan Identities (NYU, April 15, 2016)

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4/15/16 – Taub Center Graduate Workshop
10am – 2pm

The Taub Center organizes regular workshops for graduate students and faculty in the field of Israel Studies at NYU and other universities in the tri-state area. The regional workshops are an opportunity for students and faculty to present and discuss their respective areas of research. The workshops also serve as an important forum for networking and strengthening the field of Israel Studies.

  • Noga Kadman, Independent Scholar (Israel): Erasing the Past: On the Side of the Road and the Edge of Consciousness
  • Aviad Moreno, Tel Aviv University: Ethnicity in Motion: Rethinking Moroccan Identities in Israel

Lecture: Sabbagh-Khoury, Zionist Left and the Nakbah, 1936-56 (NYU, April 11, 2016)

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Areej Sabbagh-Khoury

Meyers-Taub Postdoctoral Fellow (NYU) / Fulbright Scholar

“The Zionist Left, Settler-Colonial Practices and the Nakba in Marj Ibn ‘Amer (Jezreel Valley), 1936 – 1956.”

April 11, 2016 @ 6pm
14A Washington Mews, 1st Floor

Lecture: Weiss, Social and Economic Policy in Israel (Berkeley, April 7, 2016)

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Thursday, April 7
PUBLIC LECTURE
SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC POLICY IN ISRAEL 
Avi Weiss
Executive Director of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies in Israel
Time & Location To Be Announced
Please RSVP Here
Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics 

Lecture: Gordis, The Shift in the American Jewish Communal Relationship to Israel (Berkeley, March 29, 2016)

The Shift in the American Jewish Communal Relationship to Israel 

A talk by Dr. Daniel Gordis
 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

6:30 p.m.
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library
Brandeis University
 
Join us for an evening with Dr. Daniel Gordis, Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. He has authored more than ten books and is a regular columnist for both the Jerusalem Post and for Bloomberg View. Gordis’ writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, The New York Times Magazine, Azure, Commentary Magazine and Foreign Affairs, among others. His books have received numerous awards. Commentary Magazine has called Gordis’ most recent book, Menachem Begin: The Battle for Israel’s Soul  “the gold standard in Begin studies.” F urther information will be posted here as the event gets closer.

Conference Paper: Andits, Israeli Activists Narrate Conflict Zone Tourism

Andits, Petra. “‘Whose Conflict Is It Anyway?!’ – Israeli Activists Narrate Conflict Zone Tourism in Palestine.”3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, July 13, 2016).
 
URL: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2016/webprogram/Paper83101.html
 
Abstract

Several Palestinian villages are sites for weekly non-violent protests which are regularly visited by both Israeli activist and foreign tourists/activists. While these protests are intended to be non-violent, military actions, such as arrest, tear gas, rubber coated bullets and live ammunition are commonplace. Based on ethnographic research, this paper investigates the perception Israeli solidarity activists hold about foreign protesters. Some Israelis see them as justice tourists who could potentially play an important part in achieving justice and respect for human rights in Palestine. Others however, take a more cynical view and regard them as conflict-zone or dark tourists, who are fascinated with danger, and participate in the protests for indulging in a thrill. More specifically, I examine the emotional interactions between the Israeli and foreign activists and look at the ways in which specific emotions such as suspicion, anger or care towards the foreigners play out in an already tense and emotionally loaded space. Considering emotions and affects experienced and performed during the protests facilitates a more critical understanding of danger-zone and justice tourism and advocates the emotional turn in tourism studies. In addition, I also offer a so far missing academic critic about the seeming virtues and effectiveness of justice tourism by investigating the ways in which peace-building and tourism are interconnected. The major originality of this paper is attempt for a cross-fertilization between studies on conflict and peace, emotions, social movements and tourism.

 

 

 

Lecture: Gribetz, Religion, Race, & The Early Zionist-Arab Encounter (Berkeley, March 17, 2016)

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Thursday, March 17
PUBLIC LECTURE
DEFINING NEIGHBORS: Religion, Race, & The Early Zionist-Arab Encounter 
Jonathan Gribetz
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies, Princeton University
5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

Lecture: Abramovitz, Supporting Sustainable Development in Israel and Africa (Berkeley, March 8, 2016)

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Tuesday, March 8
PUBLIC LECTURE
BUILDING THE SOLAR REVOLUTION IN FRONTIER ECONOMIES: Supporting Sustainable Development in Israel and Africa
Yossi Abramovitz
President and CEO of Energiya Global Capital, Co-Founder of the Arava Power Company   

5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture

Blum Center for Developing Economies, Blum Hall, Plaza Level
Co-sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies and the Masters of Development Practice Program

Workshop: at Taub Center, on Yigal Allon and Menachem Begin (NYU, Feb 26, 2016)

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2/26/16 – Taub Center Graduate Workshop
10am – 2pm

The Taub Center organizes regular workshops for graduate students and faculty in the field of Israel Studies at NYU and other universities in the tri-state area. The regional workshops are an opportunity for students and faculty to present and discuss their respective areas of research. The workshops also serve as an important forum for networking and strengthening the field of Israel Studies.

  • Ehud Manor, Oranim College (Israel): Writing the Biography of Yigal Allon
  • Avi Shilon, Taub Center for Israel Studies: Menachem Begin: His Life and Ideology

Lecture: Braverman, Israel at a Major Crossroads (Berkeley, Feb 25, 2016)

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

Thursday, February 25
PUBLIC LECTURE
ISRAEL AT A MAJOR CROSSROADS: Challenges and Opportunities
Avishay Braverman
Former President, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev; Knesset Member (2006-2015); Former Senior Economist, World Bank
5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture
Location to be announced

Lecture: Gorodetsky, Soviet Involvement in the Creation of State of Israel (NYU; Feb 25, 2016)

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“Soviet Involvement in the Creation of the State of Israel: The Secret Diaries of Ivan Maisky, Stalin’s Wartime Ambassador in London”

Prof. Gabriel Gorodetsky

All Souls College, Oxford

2/25/16 – 6pm
5 Washington Place, Room 101

About the Speaker:
Gabriel Gorodetsky is a Quondam Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and emeritus professor of history at Tel Aviv University. In 2010 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the Russian State University for the Humanities. He was the founder and director of the Cummings Center for Russian Studies at Tel Aviv University. Prof Gorodetsky has been a visiting fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, the Wilson Center, Washington DC, the Rockefeller Bellagio Research Center and the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has published widely on Soviet foreign policy in the interwar period and the Second World War. Among his leading publications are The Precarious Truce: Anglo-Soviet Relations, 1924-1927, Stafford Cripps’ Mission to Moscow, 1940-1942, Mif ledolkola published in Moscow in 1995, and Grand Delusion: Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia, published also in French, German, Russian and Hebrew.

Lecture: Vater, National Alternatives to Zionism (Manchester, Feb 18, 2016)

Israel Studies Research Seminar - Manchester Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Manchester

National Alternatives to Zionism: the case of the Young Hebrews, 1939 – 1976 

Dr Roman Vater (Oxford)
4pm Thu 18 Feb 2016, in A113 Samuel Alexander Building

ABSTRACT: This presentation will explore a particular aspect of a home-grown opposition to Zionism among Hebrew Israelis. With the consolidation of a separate national identity in the pre-state Yishuv (a process whose pinnacle can be dated to the 1930s-1940s), an attitude of denigration and even rejection of Zionism became relatively widespread among the Hebrews. The most radical and articulate ideology that offered a complete national alternative to Zionism in the name of an indigenous Hebrew nationalism was the Young Hebrews’ ideology, popularly known as “Canaanism”. The talk will present the main tenets and principles of Hebrew “Canaanite” nationalism in relation both to Zionism and Arab nationalism. It will explore in particular the historiographic base of “Canaanism”, arguing that divergence in the vision of the past between “Canaanism” and Zionism (as well as Pan-Arabism) is the key element that permits us to perceive the principal incompatibility between Jewish and Hebrew nationalism in the political sphere.

SPEAKER: Roman Vater obtained his PhD in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Manchester in 2015. Previously, he studied Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University (BA, 2004) and the Jagiellonian University (MA, 2010). His research interests include Hebrew nationalism (especially “Canaanism”), right-wing anti-Zionism, Israeli society and dissident politics and the Israeli-Arab conflict. Publications include: “‘Down with Britain, away with Zionism’: the ‘Canaanites’ and Lohamey Herut Israel between two adversaries” (Melilah, 2013) and “Beyond bi-nationalism? The Young Hebrews versus the ‘Palestinian issue'” (Journal of Political Ideologies, forthcoming).

Further information about the CJS research seminar programme and other Jewish Studies events at the University.

Lecture: Goldscheider, Ethnic and Religious Diversity in Israel (Berkeley, Feb 4, 2016)

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

 

Thursday, February 4
PUBLIC LECTURE
ETHNIC AND RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY IN ISRAEL: Changes, Inequality and the Quality of Life
Calvin Goldscheider
Ungerleider Professor Emeritus of Judaic Studies & Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Brown University
5:30 PM Reception, 6 PM Lecture
Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall, UC Berkeley

Lecture: Danjoux, Political Cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Political Cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm

CEREV Exhibition Lab – LB 671.00

1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W

Ilan Danjoux

Affiliate Assistant Professor

Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies

 

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Despite growing analytical interest and explosive international attention, political cartoons remains on the outskirts of serious academic research. The visceral debate and violent reaction to both the Danish Cartoon controversy and the Charlie Hebdo caricatures only underscores the need for cartoon literacy. Using over 1,200 Israeli and Palestinian editorial cartoons published in the weeks preceding the outbreak of the Second Intifada, Dr. Danjoux will examine the cartoon’s relationship with violence and its ability to anticipate outbreak of conflict.

 

Lecutre: Tzfadia, Israel’s Jewish-Arab City (Rutgers, Dec 3, 2015)

 

Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University

Presents

Erez Tzfadia

Living Together Separately: Israel’s Jewish-Arab City

Thursday, December 3, 2015; 7:30pm

Douglas Campus Center, 100 George Street, New Brunswick

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Workshop: Erez on Greek Popular Music; Rosenhek on Israel’s Political Economy (NYU, Dec 4, 2015)

12/4/15 – Taub Center Graduate Workshop

 

10am – 2pm

The Taub Center organizes regular workshops for graduate students and faculty in the field of Israel Studies at NYU and other universities in the tri-state area. The regional workshops are an opportunity for students and faculty to present and discuss their respective areas of research.  The workshops also serve as an important forum for networking and strengthening the field of Israel Studies.

First Floor, 14A Washington Mews

Coffee is served from 10 – 10:30am, and a kosher lunch served at noon.

 

RSVP here.

 

10:30am
Oded Erez
UCLA

Becoming Mediterranean: Greek Popular Music and the Politics of Ethnicity in Israel

Oded Erez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Musicology and the Program in Experimental Critical Theory at UCLA. His current research focuses on the politics of ethnicity, diaspora, and vernacular cosmopolitanism in popular music and film. He has presented his work in wide range of disciplinary contexts, including at the annual meetings of the American Musicological Society, the American Comparative Literature Association, and the  Association for Israel Studies. He currently teaches at the Hebrew University’s School of Arts. His paper “The Practice of Quoting Everyday Life: Quotation as Political Praxis in the songs of HaBiluim” will be published in the upcoming issue of Theory and Criticism (Teoria U’vikoret).

 

12:30pm
Ze’ev Rosenhek
The Open University of Israel

The Dynamics of Israel’s Political Economy: Change and Continuity in State-Economy Relations

Zeev Rosenhek is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Political Science and Communication at the Open University of Israel. His main research interests lie in the fields of political and economic sociology, with a particular focus on processes of institutional change and continuity in state-economy relations. He has conducted research on the political economy of the welfare state, labor migration, and the politics of institutionalization of the neo-liberal regime in Israel. He is the co-author of The Israeli Central Bank: Political Economy, Global Logics and Local Actors (Routledge, 2011) with Daniel Maman, and has published numerous articles in books and journals. He is currently conducting research on the emergence and dynamics of the institutional field of financial literacy in Israel and its interfaces with transnational knowledge and policy networks.