Israel Studies Review

An Interdisciplinary Journal

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Editor: Yoram Peri, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Israel Studies Forum is relaunched in 2011 as the Israel Studies Review, under the editorship of Yoram Peri, Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

The Israel Studies Review (ISR) is the journal of the Association for Israel Studies, an international and interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of all aspects of Israeli society, history, politics, and culture.

ISR explores modern and contemporary Israel from the perspective of the social sciences, history, the humanities, and cultural studies and welcomes submissions on these subjects. The journal also pays close attention to the relationships of Israel to the Middle East and to the wider world, and encourages scholarly articles with this broader theoretical or comparative approach provided the focus remains on modern Israel.

One of the main tasks of the ISR is to review in a timely manner recent books on Israel-related themes, published in English and Hebrew. Authors and publishers are invited to send us their books for review consideration.

The Israel Studies Review editors fully recognize the passions and controversies present in this field. They are dedicated to the mission of the ISR as a non-partisan journal publishing scholarship of the highest quality, and are proud to contribute to the growth and development of the emergent field of Israel Studies.

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Subjects: Israel Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Politics

Current Issue

Volume 29, Issue 1, Summer 2014

Editor's Note


Hidden Scripts: The Social Evolution of Alterman’s “Don’t You Give Them Guns”
Efrat Ben-Ze’ev

The Mahapach and Yitzhak Shamir’s Quiet Revolution: Mizrahim and the Herut Movement
Uri Cohen and Nissim Leon

Routinization of the Israeli-Arab Conflict: The Perspective of Outsiders
Soli Vered and Daniel Bar-Tal

Coverage of Foreign Events on US Local Television News: The 2006 Lebanon War
Amnon Cavari and Itay Gabay

Depictions of Urban Landscapes in Israeli Advertisements, 1967–2008
Avivit Agam Dali

The Kollel Movement in the State of Israel: A Pedagogic and Ideological Typology
Daniel Schiffman and Yoel Finkelman



1973 Re-examined
Galia Golan

Making the Next Peace Process Succeed
Yael S. Aronoff



Guy Ben-Porat, Between State and Synagogue: The Secularization of Contemporary Israel
Review by Netanel Fisher

Hanna Lerner, Making Constitutions in Deeply Divided Societies
Review by Mordechai Kremnitzer

David Ohana, Israel and Its Mediterranean Identity
Review by Sammy Smooha

Margalit Toledano and David McKie, Public Relations and Nation Building: Influencing Israel
Review by Anat First

Myron J. Aronoff and Jan Kubik, Anthropology and Political Science: A Convergent Approach
Review by Joel Migdal

Rachel S. Harris and Ranen Omer-Sherman, eds., Narratives of Dissent: War in Contemporary Israeli Arts and Culture
Review by Tal Dekel

Yigal Zalmona, A Century of Israeli Art
Review by Tal Dekel

Ilana Szobel, A Poetics of Trauma: The Work of Dahlia Ravikovitch
Review by Eric Zakim