Journal of Israeli History Politics, Society, Culture

The Journal of Israeli History is dedicated to the scholarly examination of issues and ideas in the history of Israel and the Zionist movement. The premier English-language source of cutting-edge scholarship on Israel's history, the journal is essential reading for scholars and students of international relations, Middle East Studies, and Jewish Studies. The journal features an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, reflecting Israeli historiography's increasing engagement with the social sciences and cultural studies. The journal fosters an ongoing dialogue between scholars from Israel and other countries, the expression of differing world views and beliefs, and evaluations of new methodologies. The Journal of Israeli History is a vibrant, lively periodical hosting continuing discussions on identity and memory, state and diaspora, relationships between gender, ethnicity and nationalism, and Middle Eastern politics and society.


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Latest articles

Volume 35 (2)

Editorial Board
vol. 35 (2): 0-0
The politics of the Balfour Declaration: Nationalism, imperialism and the limits of Zionist-British cooperation
vol. 35 (2): 117-152
Protecting the Jewish throat: Hebrew accent and hygiene in the Yishuv
vol. 35 (2): 153-175
Notes on the Zionist passage to India, or: The analogical imagination and its boundaries
vol. 35 (2): 177-214
The Development Authority and the formative years of the Israeli land regime
vol. 35 (2): 215-243
Zionism in Damascus: Ideology and Activity in the Jewish Community at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
vol. 35 (2): 245-248
The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron
vol. 35 (2): 248-251
Ralph Bunche and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Mediation and the UN, 1947–1949
vol. 35 (2): 251-253
Multiculturalism in Israel: Literary Perspectives
vol. 35 (2): 253-258

Volume 35 (1)

From the editors
vol. 35 (1): 1-1
The challenges facing the First Aliyah Sephardic Ottoman colonists
vol. 35 (1): 3-15
The kibbutz and the ma’abara (transit camp): The case of the Upper Galilee kibbutzim and Kiryat Shmona, 1949–1953
vol. 35 (1): 17-37
A beach of their own: The creation of the gender-segregated beach in Tel Aviv
vol. 35 (1): 39-56
The ingathering of (non-human) exiles: The creation of the Tel Aviv Zoological Garden animal collection, 1938–1948
vol. 35 (1): 57-74
The construction of an ideological curriculum: The study of Emunah in the Har Hamor Yeshiva
vol. 35 (1): 75-92
The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire
vol. 35 (1): 93-97
Defining Neighbors: Religion, Race, and the Early Zionist-Arab Encounter
vol. 35 (1): 98-101
An Unpromising Land: Jewish Migration to Palestine in the Early Twentieth Century
vol. 35 (1): 102-103
Palestine in Turmoil: The Struggle for Sovereignty, 1933–1939
vol. 35 (1): 103-107
Israeli Peacemaking since 1967: Factors behind the Breakthroughs and Failures
vol. 35 (1): 107-111