Historical Dictionary of Israelby Bernard Reich, David H. Goldberg
Since its creation, the State of Israel has been a magnet for attention. A country beset by conflict in its region and faced with the need to integrate mainly Jewish immigrants of disparate backgrounds into a modern and advanced democratic state and society, Israel has preoccupied observers, scholars and journalists since its independence in May 1948. Although a Jewish state Israel is also a democratic state that guarantees the rights of all of its citizens, including its large Arab and Moslem minority, in law and in practice. Israel and its modern history and politics have been the subject of substantial and often highly partisan literature, being hotly and vigorously debated both at home and abroad.
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Israel contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1100 cross-referenced entries on significant persons, places, events, government institutions, political parties, and battles, as well as entries on Israel’s economy, society, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the various diplomatic and political personalities, institutions, organizations, events, concepts, and documents that together define the political life of the Jewish state of Israel.
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
- Publication date:
- Historical Dictionaries of Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East Series
- Edition description:
- Third Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)
Meet the Author
Bernard Reich is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. He is author and editor of numerous books and articles focusing primarily on the Middle East and North Africa, with an emphasis on Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and U.S. Middle East policy.
David H. Goldberg was, for many years, director of research and education for the Canada-Israel Committee in Toronto and taught Political Science at York University. He is author and editor of several publications on Israel, the Middle East, Israel-Diaspora relations and Canada’s Middle East policy.
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