The Making of Israeli Militarism

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 278 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

The Jewish Problem and the Arab Problem
1
PART
17
PART
49
Status Struggles
81
The Demand
95
PART FOUR
113
PART FIVE
147
A State Army Constructs a Nation
193
A Nation Ready for War
207
Epilogue
223
Notes
231
Index
269
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Uri Ben-Eliezer is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Haifa. He is co-author (with Yonathan Shapiro) of The Elements of Sociology.

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