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The Making of Israeli Militarism - Uri Ben-Eliezer

The Making of Israeli Militarism

Hardcover Published: 22nd June 1998
ISBN: 9780253333872
Number Of Pages: 296

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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.

Introduction: The "Jewish Problem" and the "Arab Problem"p. 1
The Emergence of a Military Way, 1936-1942
Questsp. 19
The Formation of Military Structuresp. 34
The Military Way and Party Politics, 1940-1942
Hakibbutz Hameuhad and the Palmachp. 51
Mapai and Enlistment in the British Armyp. 65
The Military Way as an Ideology, 1942-1944
"In Uniform" and "Without Uniform": Status Strugglesp. 81
The Holocaust and the Biltmore Declaration: The Demand to Establish a Jewish State by Forcep. 95
The Military Way and the State-in-the-Making, 1944-1947
Saison: The Imposition of Authority as a Principlep. 115
Unification of Forces: The Hebrew Resistance Movementp. 129
Militarism and Praetorianism, 1947-1949
Political Praetorianism in Wartimep. 149
Militaristic Politics in Wartimep. 169
A Nation-in-Arms, 1949-1956
A State Army Constructs a Nationp. 193
A Nation Ready for Warp. 207
Epiloguep. 223
Notesp. 231
Indexp. 269
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ISBN: 9780253333872
ISBN-10: 0253333873
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 22nd June 1998
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.61