Con­tem­po­rary Israel: Domes­tic Pol­i­tics, For­eign Pol­i­cy, and Secu­ri­ty Challenges

Robert O. Freed­man, ed.
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By – January 16, 2012

A diverse col­lec­tion of essays by experts on the cur­rent polit­i­cal state of Israel, Con­tem­po­rary Israel sheds light on all aspects of the Israeli polit­i­cal sys­tem, from before the found­ing of the State until the present day. It includes arti­cles on Israeli pol­i­tics, domes­tic and for­eign, as well as the many secu­ri­ty chal­lenges the small coun­try faces on a dai­ly basis. 

The first sec­tion of the book focus­es on the impor­tant sec­tors of the polit­i­cal sys­tem, includ­ing the right-wing, the left-wing, the reli­gious coali­tion, the Russ­ian sec­tor, the Arab par­ties, the Israeli Supreme Court, and the Israeli econ­o­my, while the remain­ing chap­ters focus on Israel’s for­eign pol­i­cy and secu­ri­ty con­cerns vis à vis Hezbol­lah and the rest of the Arab world. 

Acronyms, appen­dix, bib­li­og­ra­phy, index, maps.

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