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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