The Making Of Israeli Militarism

The Making Of Israeli Militarism

by Uri Ben-Eliezer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253333873

ISBN-13: 9780253333872

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"... an original interpretation of the wide-ranging impact of the military on Israeli society... one of the most insightful works on Israeli society in general." —Gershon Shafir

From the early days of the Yishuv, militarism and the military have become a way of life for Israelis. Focusing on the period between 1936 and 1956, Uri Ben-Eliezer traces the ways

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"... an original interpretation of the wide-ranging impact of the military on Israeli society... one of the most insightful works on Israeli society in general." —Gershon Shafir

From the early days of the Yishuv, militarism and the military have become a way of life for Israelis. Focusing on the period between 1936 and 1956, Uri Ben-Eliezer traces the ways in which military force acquired legitimacy in civilian society and how the use of organized violence became an acceptable solution to conflicts, especially the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253333872
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: The "Jewish Problem" and the "Arab Problem" 1(18)
PART ONE The Emergence of a Military Way, 1936-1942 19(32)
1. Quests
19(15)
2. The Formation of Military Structures
34(17)
PART TWO The Military Way and Party Politics, 1940-1942 51(30)
3. Hakibbutz Hameuhad and the Palmach
51(14)
4. Mapai and Enlistment in the British Army
65(16)
PART THREE The Military Way as an Ideology, 1942-1944 81(34)
5. "In Uniform" and "Without Uniform": Status Struggles
81(14)
6. The Holocaust and the Biltmore Declaration: The Demand to Establish a Jewish State by Force
95(20)
PART FOUR The Military Way and the State-in-the-Making, 1944-1947 115(34)
7. Saison: The Imposition of Authority as a Principle
115(14)
8. Unification of Forces: The Hebrew Resistance Movement
129(20)
PART FIVE Militarism and Praetorianism, 1947-1949 149(44)
9. Political Praetorianism in Wartime
149(20)
10. Militaristic Politics in Wartime
169(24)
PART SIX A Nation-in-Arms, 1949-1956 193(30)
11. A State Army Constructs a Nation
193(14)
12. A Nation Ready for War
207(16)
Epilogue 223(8)
Notes 231(38)
Index 269

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