Journal of Israeli History Politics, Society, Culture

The Journal of Israeli History is dedicated to the scholarly examination of issues and ideas in the history of Israel and the Zionist movement. The premier English-language source of cutting-edge scholarship on Israel's history, the journal is essential reading for scholars and students of international relations, Middle East Studies, and Jewish Studies. The journal features an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, reflecting Israeli historiography's increasing engagement with the social sciences and cultural studies. The journal fosters an ongoing dialogue between scholars from Israel and other countries, the expression of differing world views and beliefs, and evaluations of new methodologies. The Journal of Israeli History is a vibrant, lively periodical hosting continuing discussions on identity and memory, state and diaspora, relationships between gender, ethnicity and nationalism, and Middle Eastern politics and society.


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Latest articles

Volume 33 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 33 (2): 0-0
Communists and the 1948 War: PCP, Maki, and the National Liberation League
vol. 33 (2): 115-144
Mapam in the War of Independence: From the war front to the opposition back benches
vol. 33 (2): 145-168
The Israeli left between culture and politics: Tzavta and Mapam, 1956–1973
vol. 33 (2): 169-183
From Yekke to Zionist: Narrative strategies in life stories of Central European Jewish women immigrants to Mandate Palestine
vol. 33 (2): 185-208
“Operation Exodus”: Israeli government involvement in the production of Otto Preminger's Film Exodus (1960)
vol. 33 (2): 209-229
1929: Shnat ha-efes ba-sikhsukh ha-yehudi-aravi [1929: Year zero of the Jewish-Arab conflict]
vol. 33 (2): 231-235
Menachem Begin: A Life
vol. 33 (2): 235-238
Representing Israel in Modern Egypt: Ideas, Intellectuals and Foreign Policy from Nasser to Mubarak
vol. 33 (2): 238-241
Embodying Hebrew Culture: Aesthetics, Athletics, and Dance in the Jewish Community of Mandate Palestine
vol. 33 (2): 241-244

Volume 33 (1)

Towards a de-Occidentalist perspective on Israel: The case of the occupation
vol. 33 (1): 1-23
A Zionist torn between two worlds: Aharon Eisenberg's correspondence after the Young Turk Revolution
vol. 33 (1): 25-39
Oral testimonies, archival sources, and the 1948 Arab-Israeli War: A close look at the occupation of a Galilean village
vol. 33 (1): 41-61
Meir Har-Zion's act of reprisal: Reality and memory
vol. 33 (1): 63-84
The failure to formulate a national science policy: Israel's Scientific Council, 1948–1959
vol. 33 (1): 85-107
Place, Memory and Myth in Contemporary Israeli Cinema
vol. 33 (1): 109-111
Zionist Arabesques: Modern Landscapes, Non-Modern Texts
vol. 33 (1): 111-113

Volume 32 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 32 (2): 0-0
Ben-Gurion's view of the place of Judaism in Israel
vol. 32 (2): 157-174
Yom Kippur and Jewish public culture in Israel
vol. 32 (2): 175-196