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The War of 1948

essential israelRepresentations of Israeli and Palestinian Memories and Narratives

Avraham Sela and Alon Kadish, eds.

The 1948 War is remembered in this special volume, including aspects of Israeli-Jewish memory and historical narratives of 1948 and representations of Israeli-Palestinian memory of that cataclysmic event and its consequences. The contributors map and analyze a range of perspectives of the 1948 War as represented in literature, historical museums, art, visual media, and landscape, as well as in competing official and societal narratives. They are examined especially against the backdrop of the Oslo process, which brought into relief tensions within and between both sides of the national divide concerning identity and legitimacy, justice, and righteousness of “self” and “other.”

AVRAHAM SELA is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and a senior research fellow at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

ALON KADISH is Professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement at the Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. 

This volume is published by Indiana University Press as part of their Israel Studies Book series. To purchase.