ToC: Israel Studies 22.2 (2017)

Israel Studies 22.2 (2017)

Table of Contents

    Special Section: Religion And Ethnicity


ToC: Israel Affairs 21.4 (2015)

This new issue contains the following articles:

The journalist as a messiah: journalism, mass-circulation, and Theodor Herzl’s Zionist vision
Asaf Shamis
Pages: 483-499
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076188

The debate between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Mandatory Palestine (1920–48) over the re-interment of Zionist leaders
Doron Bar
Pages: 500-515
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076180

Development of information technology industries in Israel and Ireland, 2000–2010
Erez Cohen
Pages: 516-540
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076183

Israel’s nuclear amimut policy and its consequences
Ofer Israeli
Pages: 541-558
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076185

She got game?! Women, sport and society from an Israeli perspective
Yair Galily, Haim Kaufman & Ilan Tamir
Pages: 559-584
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076184

The origin of globalized anti-Zionism: A conjuncture of hatreds since the Cold War
Ernest Sternberg
Pages: 585-601
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2014.984419

The Diaspora and the homeland: political goals in the construction of Israeli narratives to the Diaspora
Shahar Burla
Pages: 602-619
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076181

India–Israel relations: the evolving partnership
Ashok Sharma & Dov Bing
Pages: 620-632
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076189

The design of the ‘new Hebrew’ between image and reality: a portrait of the student in Eretz Yisrael at the beginning of ‘Hebrew education’ (1882–1948)
Nirit Raichel
Pages: 633-647
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076187

The evolution of Arab psychological warfare: towards ‘nonviolence’ as a political strategy
Irwin J. Mansdorf
Pages: 648-667
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076186

Militancy and religiosity in the service of national aspiration: Fatah’s formative years
Ido Zelkovitz
Pages: 668-690
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1076191

Book Reviews
The historical David: the real life of an invented hero/David, king of Israel, and Caleb in biblical memory
David Rodman
Pages: 691-693
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083700

Britain’s moment in Palestine: retrospect and perspectives, 1917–48/Palestine in the Second World War: strategic plans and political dilemmas
David Rodman
Pages: 693-696
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083701

Israeli culture on the road to the Yom Kippur War
David Rodman
Pages: 696-698
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083702

The one-state condition
Raphael Cohen-Almagor
Pages: 698-701
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083699

Globalising hatred: the new Antisemitism
Rusi Jaspal
Pages: 701-704
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083703

Psychological Warfare in the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Rusi Jaspal
Pages: 704-707
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1083704

Editorial Board
Editorial Board

Pages: ebi-ebi
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2015.1109819

Seminar: Azrieli Institute Student-Faculty Seminar (March 18, 2015)



Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies

Student-Faculty Seminars

Wednesday March 18, 2015


A History of Conflict Between Israel and Palestine: Can the U.N. Ever Facilitate a Two-State Solution?

Kristy Rogers, Masters Candidate, Department of Sociology and Anthropology


Why Peacemaking Begins with States and Ends with Societies: Evidence from Arab-Israeli Peace Treaties

Professor Norrin Ripsman, Department of Political Science


‘Rebellion Was Strong Amongst Them’: Irish Jews and National Politics, 1900-1922

Mike Rast, PhD Candidate, Department of History


Yehuda Kaufman (Even Shmuel): The Portrait of an Israeli Scholar, Intellectual, and Activist, 1927-1976

Professor Ira Robinson, Department of Religion


Click here for a PDF file of the flyer.

New Article: Lentin and Moreo, Migrant Deportability: Israel and Ireland as Case Studies

Lentin, Ronit and Elena Moreo. “Migrant Deportability: Israel and Ireland as Case Studies.” Ethnic and Racial Studies (ahead of print).





This article critiques policies of deportation and deportability – a technology emanating from three seemingly conflicting rationalities: states’ obligations under international human rights regimes, capitalism’s need to facilitate the movement of labour, and the need to reaffirm state sovereignty. After outlining the concept of deportability, we argue that although justified by state actors as an integral part of asylum and immigration policies, deportability epitomizes the paradox of immigration regimes at a point of crisis. We use Israel and Ireland as case studies to illustrate that migrant deportability circumvents human rights and domestic legislation that hinder the power of the state to deport unwanted migrants. Paradoxically, in both, policies that engender the deportability of asylum seekers are a response to their undeportability. Despite their differences, Israel and Ireland are unusual immigration destinations and quintessential diaspora nations, whose histories of dispersal configure Jewishness and Irishness in ethno-racially rigid yet spatially fluid terms, as illustrated by their citizenship regimes.

Conference: Israel and the Foreign Forces? (Tel Aviv, June 20, 2013)




The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) in collaboration with The Israeli Model UN Association (IMUNA)

Israel and the Foreign Forces?

Thursday, 20 June 2013 at INSS, Tel Aviv 15:00-18:00



A Middle East in flux induces taking in hand Israel’s national security and the United Nation’s Peace Keeping Operations that have been stationed in and around Israel for some time. Each session spotlights a different aspect to stimulate a holistic scrutiny.

Opening remarks:

Dr Glen Segell, Institute for National Security Studies.

Session 1: Stock Taking UN Peace Keeping Operations

Chair: Ms Chaya Esther Pomeranz, President, The Israeli Model UN Association, IMUNA.

Dr Avi Beker, The Diplomacy of UN Forces, Tel Aviv University.

Dr Chen Kertcher, From Ploughshares to Swords, Tami Steinmetz Center of Peace Research, and IDC.

Session 2: A Political-Military Perspective of UN Peace Keeping Operations

Chair: Brigadier General (Res.) Udi Dekel, Deputy Director, Institute for National Security Studies.

Ms Idit Rosenzweig-Abu, Deputy-Director UN Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel.

Brigadier General Asaf Urion, (Head of IDF Strategic Planning Division.

Major General Paolo Serra, Italy, UNIFIL, Head of Mission and Force Commander.

Colonel Patrick Gauchat, Switzerland, UNTSO Deputy Chief of Staff.

Session 3: A View from Contributing Countries to UN Peace Keeping Operations

Chair: Ambassador Oded Eran, Former Director, Institute for National Security Studies.

H.E. Pjer Simunovic, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia.

H.E. Breifne O’Reilly, Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland.

H.E. Generoso D.G. Calonge, Ambassador of the Republic of the Philippines.

H.E. Vebjørn Dysvik, Chargé d’affaires / Minister Counselor, Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway.


Brigadier General Shlomo Brom (Ret.), Institute for National Security Studies, Potential International Involvement in Arrangements with the Palestinians.

Closing Remarks:

Major General (Res.) Amos Yadlin, Director, Institute for National Security Studies.


Conference Location: The Institute for National Security Studies, 40 Haim Levanon Street, Tel Aviv, This Conference will be held in English and is open to the public. The number of seats is limited. The program is subject to change. Attendance to the conference is free of charge. Parking is available at the Tel Aviv University public parking lots.




Submitted by Glen Segell.

Dissertation: Wehrenfennig, Citizen Dialogue in Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine

Wehrenfennig, Daniel. The Missing Link: Citizen Dialogue in Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. Irvine: University of California, Irvine, 2009.



The past three decades have brought major changes in the conflicts in Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. While both have had a peace process, Northern Ireland seems farther on its way to sustainable peace; Israel/Palestine is far away from it. Though both conflicts and peace processes have been intensively studied, the factor of citizen dialogue in these processes of change is a missing link that has hardly been explored.

This thesis is based upon extensive theoretical work. It assumes that citizen dialogue plays an important role in peacebuilding and that it can at least partially account for the different outcomes in the cases studied.

Hypothesizing that citizen dialogue is more likely to succeed in bringing peaceful change when it is: ongoing over a longer period of time, proactive and strategic in nature, and integrates various civil society and grassroots actors/groups into a peace constituency that is linked with the political decision-making process. To explore this hypothesis, 125 comparative field interviews with academic experts, participants and practitioners of citizen dialogue were personally conducted in Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine.

These interviews are further supported by secondary interviews and material. The thesis concludes that indeed citizen dialogue took place very differently in both situations over time, though the cases had similar contextual circumstances at some points (e.g. the early 1990’s). In particular, the ongoing, linking and strategic qualities of the citizen dialogue processes as a whole were lacking in quality in the Israel/Palestine context. Citizen dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians in general are short term or frequently interrupted, limiting their trust-building impact. There are missing links between the political elites and civil society and grassroots actors in Israel/ Palestine and citizen dialogue processes generally lack a long-term strategic perspective. This leads to a suboptimal outcome of citizen dialogue and limits its impact for peacebuilding. In contrast, in Northern Ireland the long-term sustained relationships carried the peace process forward and the linkages between the official and unofficial levels became of major importance. In addition, strategies of key civil society actors and major funders to build peace capacities within and between each group paid off in the long-term.

Lecture: Slouching Towards Jerusalem: Travails in Promised Lands

The Irish Jewish Museum


Sunday 19th February at 7.00p.m.

Slouching Towards Jerusalem: Travails in Promised Lands

John Maher


will discuss his new book Slouching Towards Jerusalem and reflect on his long association with Israel.

Robert Harris from New College, Oxford will give the introduction and lead the discussion afterwards.

Please save this date! All are welcome.


The Irish Jewish Museum 3, Walworth Rd, Dublin 8

Dissertation: Lainer-Vos, Irish and Zionist Transatlantic Networks

Lainer-Vos, Dan. Nationalism in Action: The Construction of Irish and Zionist Transatlantic National Networks


Proquest Dissertations And Theses 2008. Section054, Part 0626 421 pages; [Ph.D. dissertation].

United States — New York: Columbia University; 2008.

Publication Number: AAT 3373778.


***** Abstract (Summary) *****

This dissertation treats nation building as a practical organizational accomplishment. It examines encounters between Irish Americans and Jewish Americans and their respective homelands to understand how national movements establish cooperation between the different "fragments" that constitute the nation.

Part One introduces the theoretical framework. Part Two examines a technology developed to secure financial resources for the nation. It compares and contrasts the Irish and Israeli attempts to float national bonds in the US in 1920 and 1951 respectively. Sold as a mixture of a gift and an investment, the Irish bond drive aggravated the relationship between Irish and Irish Americans.

The Israeli bond, on the other hand, combining similar elements, was instrumental in establishing cooperation. It functioned as a boundary object thereby nourishing cooperation without consensus. The comparison highlights the importance of organizational technologies for the making of nations.

Part Three explores the technologies developed to secure national attachments in the diaspora. Specifically, it examines the construction of national attachments in "Massad," a Jewish American summer camp, and an Irish American Gaelic Athletic Association. Attempting to endow diasporic subjects with a sense of belonging, national entrepreneurs constructed these sites as liminal places. In the Jewish case, "Massad" functioned as a simulation of Zionism.

This simulation allowed campers to believe that others, in Israel, experience wholesome national belonging. In the Irish case, the means to secure national attachments was competition. The regulation of matches generated a sense of friendly rivalry among teams representing different counties thereby fostering a sense of Irishness.

Studying nationalism as a practical accomplishment highlights the role of concrete organizational technologies in regulating relationships between the groups that make up the nation. Diversity within the nation is not necessarily an obstacle to nation building. Rather, the crux of nation building is the orchestration of difference. Nation building does not rely on the existence of taken-for-granted categories but on the establishment of cooperation without consensus. The concept of simulation clarifies that national subjects do not necessarily ignore or discount the importance of internal differences. Rather, national simulations allow subjects to make sense of their difference from within the nation.

ToC: Israel Affairs, 16,3 (2010)

Israel Affairs: Volume 16 Issue 3 is now available online at informaworldTM.
This new issue contains the following articles:

Original Articles

The relationship between electoral systems and political marketing: Israel 1988-2003
Pages 335 – 364

Authors: Yehudith Auerbach; Talya Yehuda

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487724

Local government training in England and Wales, Denmark and Israel
Pages 365 – 385

Author: Moshe Maor

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487726

From At Tiri to Qana: the impact of peacekeeping in Lebanon on Israeli-Irish bilateral relations, 1978-2000
Pages 386 – 405

Author: Rory Miller

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487728

Israel’s energy security: the Caspian Sea and the Middle East
Pages 406 – 415

Author: Gawdat Bahgat

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487729

Vanunu, The Sunday Times, and the Dimona question
Pages 416 – 433

Author: Yoel Cohen

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487730

The Israeli volunteering movement preceding the 1956 war
Pages 434 – 454

Author: Moshe Naor

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487732

The missing currency of Israeli/Palestinian negotiations
Pages 455 – 465

Author: Lloyd Cohen

DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2010.487733