The Government and Politics of Israel

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Contents
Tables and Figuresix
Prefacexi
1 Historical Origins of Israel1
The Centrality of Israel , 1
A Changing Society and Its Problems , 4
Geopolitical Setting , 8
Origins of Modern Israel , 11
The Zionist Movement and Political Zionism , 16
Jewish Opposition to the Zionists , 22
The Balfour Declaration , 26
The Mandate for Palestine , 30
The Yishuv in Palestine , 33
From Mandate to Jewish State , 40
Challenges of the New State , 44
2 Political Culture46
An Immigrant Society , 46
Ethnic Composition , 50
Non-Jews in Israel , 55
The Problem of Jewish National Identity , 60
Relationship with World Jewry , 62
The Status of Women in Society , 63
From Statism to Civil Society , 66
3 Political Parties and Ideologies70
Israel: A Party-State , 71
Origins of the Israeli Party System , 75
The Dominant Party Era: 1949-1977 , 78
First Transition of Power: 1977 , 79
Second Transition of Power: 1992 , 81
The Left Bloc , 83
The Center , 99

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Preface xi
  • 1- Historical Origins of Israel 1
  • 2- Political Culture 46
  • 3- Political Parties and Ideologies 70
  • 4- The Electoral System 118
  • 5- Interest Groups 146
  • 6- How the Government Works 173
  • 7- Government Administration And Public Policy 208
  • 8- Second Transition of Power 244
  • 9- Challenges of The Israeli Polity 275
  • About the Book and Authors 291
  • Index 292
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