Cite: Siegel, Rape and the ‘Arab Question’ in Arieli & Reuveni

Siegel, Andrea. “Rape and the ‘Arab Question’ in L.A. Arieli’s Allah Karim! and Aharon Reuveni’s Devastation.” Nashim 23 (2012): 110-128.





The image of the New Woman in early Zionist literature is at present an understudied field, though there have been significant advances in recent years. This article brings together the “Woman Question” and the “Arab Question” in Zionist thought prior to the 1929 Arab riots in Palestine. When reading concurrently for race and gender, the import of rape surfaces as a trope in two of the most significant Hebrew literary works relating to the Arab Question: L.A. Arieli’s drama Allah Karim! (1912) and Aharon Reuveni’s novel Devastation (1925).

Arguably, Zionist writers carried to Palestine a deep concern about rape from the east European pogroms of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and projected this concern onto the Arab male foe. In their writings, the pioneer Zionist man’s own sexual urges (whether enervated or unruly) are put to the test: Can he properly channel his virility as he prepares to battle the Arab foe? Within this tension, I highlight how Jewish women’s roles are both controversial and pivotal in the narratives.

ToC: Israel Studies 17,3 (2012)


Reviews: Lev-Aladgem, Theatre in Co-Communities

Lev-Aladgem, Shulamith. Theatre in Co-Communities. Articulating Power. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Theatre in Co-Communities - Shulamith Lev-Aladgem



  • Parry, Simon. “Review.” New Theatre Quarterly 28.2 (2012): 204.

ToC: Israel Affairs 17.4 (2011)

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Israel Affairs, Vol. 17, No. 4, 01 Oct 2011 is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.
This new issue contains the following articles:

Original Articles
British arms sales to Israel: exercising the Foreign Office veto, 1950–56
Neill Lochery
Pages: 487-503
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603517
On the complexities of modern Jewish identity: contemporary Jews against Israel
Evyatar Friesel
Pages: 504-519
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.615185
Politics and principle at the UN Human Rights Commission and Council (1992–2008)
Steven Seligman
Pages: 520-541
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603519
Sefrou and Baghdad
Dan Urian
Pages: 542-562
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603520
Between ethnic and civic: the realistic Utopia of Zionism
Yitzhak Conforti
Pages: 563-582
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603521
Changes in Likud Party organization as an outcome of electoral victory in 1988 and electoral defeat in 1992: an Israeli case study
Yaffa Moshkovich
Pages: 583-603
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603522
The first Hebrew ‘gymnasiums’ in Israel: social education as the bridge between ideological gaps in shaping the image of the desirable high school graduate (1906–48)
Nirit Reichel
Pages: 604-620
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603523
Public attitudes towards the welfare state and public policy: the Israeli experience
Nissim Cohen, Shlomo Mizrahi & Fany Yuval
Pages: 621-643
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603525
Review Essay
Appropriating the Holocaust
Bernard Harrison
Pages: 644-650
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603526
Book Reviews
Book Reviews
David Rodman
Pages: 651-663
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603527
Book Review: From empathy to denial: Arab responses to the Holocaust
Howard A. Patten
Pages: 663-665
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.603528
Editorial Board, Volume 17, 2011
Pages: ebi-ebi
DOI: 10.1080/13537121.2011.630565

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ToC: Israel Studies 16,3 (2011)

ISRAEL STUDIES 16.3 (2011)





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Special Section: Media and Culture

"Palestine’s Best": The Jewish Agency’s Press Relations, 1946-1947

Giora Goodman

pp. 1-27

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"Resistance Through Rituals"—Urban Subcultures of Israeli Youth from the Late 1950s to the 1980s

Oded Heilbronner

pp. 28-50

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The National-Religious Community and the Media: A Love-Hate Relationship

Ines Gabél

pp. 51-72

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"Drowning in the Marsh": Israeli Orthodox Theatrical Representations of the Singles Scene

Reina Rutlinger-Reiner

pp. 73-96

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Special Section: Education

Immigrant and Veteran Teachers of the 1948 Generation: As Socialization Agents of the New State

Tali Tadmor-Shimony

pp. 97-122

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Productivization, Economics and the Transformation of Israeli Education, 1948-1965

Avner Molcho

pp. 123-148

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Operation Magic Carpet: Constructing the Myth of the Magical Immigration of Yemenite Jews to Israel

Esther Meir-Glitzenstein

pp. 149-173

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The Intervention of the Israeli High Court of Justice in Government Decisions: An Empirical, Quantitative Perspective

Assaf Meydani

pp. 174-190

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Cite: Hillman, Milk and Honey’s Restorative Nostalgia for Israel

Hillman, Jessica. “‘This Lovely Land Is Mine’: Milk and Honey’s Restorative Nostalgia for Israel.” The  Drama Review 55.3 (2011): 31-39.




When Milk and Honey opened on Broadway in 1961, it presented a unique setting: the relatively new state of Israel. The musical superficially glorifies the future of an exciting new land. More deeply, we find “restorative nostalgia” for Israel’s biblical roots, stemming from sublimated grief and disavowal of the Holocaust.


Cite: “Juliano Mer Khamis: Murder, Theatre, Freedom, Going Forward”

“Juliano Mer Khamis: Murder, Theatre, Freedom, Going Forward,” The Drama Review 55.3 (2011): 9-17.
In memoriam, with contributions from Erin B. Mee, Josh Perlstein, Linda Chapman, Shayoni Mitra, Naomi Wallace and Abdelfattah Abusrour

Cite: Shem-Tov, Community Theatre of Mizrahi-Jews and Arabs in Ramle

Shem-Tov, Naphtaly. "Community Theatre of Mizrahi-Jews and Arabs in Ramle: A Junction of Nationality, Ethnicity, and Gender." Theatre Topics 20,1 (2010): 43-54.


Keywords: Israel: Religion, Israeli Palestinians, Israel: Society, Theatre, Community Theatre, Mizrahi Israelis, Coexistence, Nationalism / Patriotism, Gender, Ethnic Divide, רמלה, נפתלי שם-טוב

Cite: The Theatrical Ammunition of the 1967 War


Yerushalmi, Dorit. "The Theatrical Ammunition of the 1967 War." Journal of Israeli History 28,2 (2009): 195-212.


This article discusses the effects of the Six Day War on plays performed in the 1967/68 and 1968/69 theater seasons, in an attempt to demonstrate the great variety of the plays produced and their direct and indirect links to the cultural narrative. Israeli theater exploited the cultural ammunition furnished by the war, thereby demonstrating its own relevance and active participation in the battle waged by the state. At the same time, however, it exposed its limitations as a critical medium: whether the shows reacted to the war explicitly or implicitly, most of them avoided the issues of the occupation, bereavement, and loss.


Keywords: Israeli theater; Six Day War; Casablan; Ha-Gashash ha-Hiver; Hanoch Levin; musicals; satirical cabaret; political theater, דורית ירושלמי


ToC: Journal of Israeli History

The Journal of Israeli History dedicated its second issue of 2009, to "The Impact of the 1967 War on Israeli Culture and Media."

The full ToC can be found here:

As always, I will post articles separately, in addition to the Table of Contents:

Tammy Razi; Na’ama Sheffi
Pages 95 – 97

Israeli radio during the Six Day War: The voice of national unity
Chanan Naveh
Pages 99 – 116

Women in the Six Day War through the eyes of the media
Einat Lachover
Pages 117 – 135

Shifting boundaries: The 1967 war in Israeli children’s magazines
Na’ama Sheffi
Pages 137 – 154

The Tanks of Tammuz and The Seventh Day: The emergence of opposite poles of Israeli identity after the Six Day War
Alon Gan
Pages 155 – 173

The siege syndrome: The Six Day War and Israeli cinema
Benny Ben-David
Pages 175 – 193

The theatrical ammunition of the 1967 war
Dorit Yerushalmi
Pages 195 – 212

Between victory and destruction: The changing narrative of the Division of Steel Memorial
Naomi Meiri-Dann; Shmuel Meiri
Pages 213 – 230

Book Reviews

The Zionist Masquerade: The Birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance, 1914–1918
Daniel Gutwein
Pages 231 – 234

Land Expropriation in Israel: Law, Culture and Society
Ron Harris
Pages 234 – 236

Above the Death Pits, beneath the Flag: Youth Voyages to Poland and the Performance of Israeli National Identity
Neima Barzel
Pages 237 – 239

Hebrew Writing of the First World War
Tsila Ratner
Pages 239 – 242