Israel Studies

Israel Studies
presents multidisciplinary scholarship on Israeli history, politics, society and culture. Each issue includes essays and documents on issues of broad interest reflecting diverse points of view. Temporal boundaries extend to the pre-state period, although emphasis is on the State of Israel. Due recognition is also given to diaspora communities and their relationship to the state. The journal is cosponsored by the Schusterman Center for Israel Studies and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in affiliation with the Association of Israel Studies. It is published by Indiana University Press.

Editors: S. Ilan Troen, Brandeis University
               Natan Aridan, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

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Israel Studies
Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism
Sede Boker Campus
POB 257, 84990 Israel

Check out the current issue

Issue 22:2, Summer 2017


Avi Picard, "Like a Phoenix: The Renaissance of Sephardic/Mizrahi Identity in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s"

David Gurevich and Yisca Harani, "Philoumenos of Jacob's Well: The Birth of Contemporary Ritual Murder Narrative"

Hagar Lahav, "William James in the Holy Land: Religious Experience and Secular-Believer Jewish Women in Israel" 

Aidan Beatty, "'Belfast is Not Here': The Israeli Press and the Good Friday Agreement"


Amir Goldstein, "The Kibbutz and the Development Town: The Economic Dimension of Their Reciprocal Relations – The Case of the Hula Valley"

Zeev Drory, Eyal Lewin and Eyal Ben-Ari, "Kibbutz Under Fire: Back to the Days of Sickle and Bayonet"

Michal Koreh and Daniel Béland, "The Fiscal Path to the State of Israel: Social Policy and State Building in the Yishuv During the Mandate"

Efrat Biberman, "What is Israeli in Israeli Art?: A Psychoanalytic Solution"


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