4 January 2015
The core of the settler movement consists of ideologically motivated religious-Zionists. How would they react in the event that a future Israeli government decides to dismantle many settlements? The core of the settler movement consists of ideologically motivated religious-Zionists. How would they react in the event that a future Israeli government decides to dismantle many settlements? Between...
20 December 2014
The effects of the demonization of Israel in Europe during the Second Intifada have not dissipated, and they remain central to the discussion of the viability of a Jewish future in Europe. The effects of the demonization of Israel in Europe during the Second Intifada have not dissipated, and they remain central to the discussion of the viability of a Jewish future in Europe. Read Edward Rettig's...
20 March 2014
Orthodox feminist movements in Israel and the United States: Community struggle versus state struggle by Dr. Elana Maryles Sztokman Orthodox feminist movements in Israel and the United States: Community struggle versus state struggle
1 January 2012
This paper investigates why Israel has been willing to withdraw from some disputed territories and not others over the course of the Israeli-Arab peace process. In particular, it focuses on how competing narratives of security and national defense versus homeland and national identity shape contemporary Israeli attitudes toward territorial compromise. Utilizing controlled individual-level...
24 May 2001
In recent years two interrelated phenomena have come increasingly to threaten the stability of Israeli democracy: the polarization of its political culture and the deterioration in the civility of its public discourse. The dialogue between Rabbi Sacks and Amos Oz is important because it contains within it a basis for overcoming these problems. Read full publication (pdf)

 

Previous Publications in English

Israel and Diaspora JewryEdited by Eliezer Don-Yehiya.1991
American Jewish Literature and the Israeli ReaderOlga ZambrowskiNovember 1994
The Women's Movement in Israel TitleRochelle FurstenbergNovember 1994
Making Themselves Heard - The Impact of North American Olim on Israeli Protest PoliticsAvi KayOctober 1995
Who is a Jew? A case Study of American Jewish Influence on Israeli PoliticsDavid LandauMarch 1996
Post Zionism: The Challenge to IsraelRochelle FurstenbergMay 1997
Reform Judaism in Israel: Progress and ProspectsEphraim TaboryOctober 1998
The Shaping of Masorti Judaism in IsraelHarvey MeirovichJanuary 1999
The North American Impact on Israeli OrthodoxyYair ShelegOctober 1999
Israel: Culture, Religion and Society 1948-1998Stuart A Cohen & Milton Shain2000
A Research Agenda For American JewsCharles S. LiebmanJanuary 2001
The Impact of American Jewry on The Israeli EconomyWarren YoungApril 2001

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