Israel And Its Mediterranean Identity by D. OhanaIsrael And Its Mediterranean Identity by D. Ohana

Israel And Its Mediterranean Identity

byD. Ohana

Hardcover | November 3, 2011

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This book is a detailed and comprehensive work which reviews the origins of Israel's Mediterranean identity, starting with its Zionist ideological origins and tracing the path up to the present, as Israel struggles with what it means to be a post-ideological Mediterranean country.
DAVID OHANA Professor at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.
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Title:Israel And Its Mediterranean IdentityFormat:HardcoverDimensions:226 pagesPublished:November 3, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230112765

ISBN - 13:9780230112766

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Table of Contents

PART I: IDENTITY ISRAEL TOWARDS A MEDITERRANEAN IDENTITY Mediterranean Multi-Culturalism A Bridge Over Mediterranean Water PART II: SPACE Between Levantism and Mediterranism Mediterranean Humanism Camus and the Israelis PART III: POLITICS Mediterraneans or Crusaders? Mediterranean Myths Politics of Political Despair or Mediterranean Dialogue? PART IV: SOURCES David Ben-Gurion: Israel and the Sea Jacqueline Kahanoff: Reflections of a Levantine Jew

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"An able historian, Ohana...makes a well-researched case for both why Israel needs a new identity and how his proposal might work. At the intellectual level, this is first-rate." - Choice"David Ohana offers an insightful and original look at Israeli society, its past, present, and future. Ohana is more than a historian and the book provides a new and inspiring way of looking at Israel and its cultural options, one that is very much worth reading." - Yaakov Ariel, professor of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill