Conceptions of "State of Israel" in Israeli Society

By Charles S. Liebman

Middle East Institute (Jerusalem), 1988

In The Jerusalem Quarterly 47 (Summer), 95-107. This essay argues that many, and possibly most Israelis, do not share a Western image of a state. We are tempted to call the alternative image a Jewish model of the state. But it is probably more helpful to think of it as a communal model. When they imagine Israel they imagine a community and not a state.

Topic: Political Behavior, Politics

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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