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Israel at the Polls, 1996 : Israeli History, Politics and Society - Daniel J. Elazar

Israel at the Polls, 1996

Israeli History, Politics and Society

By: Daniel J. Elazar (Editor), Shmuel Sandler (Editor)

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Published: 1st March 1998
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The 1996 Israeli elections were the first elections by direct vote for the position of prime minister in which a newcomer - Binyamin Netanyahu - defeated the most veteran Israeli politician, Shimon Peres. The result indicated not only a transition of power from the left-centre to the right-centre, but also the decline of the major parties and the ascendance of the smaller parties. Israel at the Polls, 1996 looks at the parties, election campaigns and the processes that determined this outcome. Major issues such as religion and politics, Israel as a Jewish state, the peace process, and the 'new politics' are analysed by outstanding Israeli political scientists.

Introduction - the battle over Jewishness and Zionism in the postmodern era
The parties: Netanyahu takes over
the electoral fall of the Israeli left
religion, ethnicity and electoral reform - the religious parties and the 1996 elections
the Arab vote - the radicalization of politicization?
sectarian party politics in Israel - the case of Yisrael B'Aliya, the Russian immigration party
Factors, processes and issues: external influences on the Israeli elections
the media campaign - the negative effects of positive campaigning
the great losers - women in the 1996 elections
peace, security and terror in the 1996 elections
The new politics: the direct election of the Prime Minister - a balance sheet
elections 1996 - the candidates and the "new politics"
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ISBN: 9780714644219
ISBN-10: 0714644218
Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st March 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1