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Fathom Highlight | 1967 | Why more and more Israeli Jews think the settlements are in Israel / 25 April / 2017

Our Fathom Highlight this week is Dr Oded Haklai speaking at a Fathom Forum in London on 29 March 2017. Haklai presented findings from his current research on the perceptions of Israeli Jews regarding the status of the territories captured in the 1967 Six-Day War and the Jewish settlements, identifying trends related to generational cohorts and exploring their implication for the peace process. We also highlight Nahshon Perez, assistant professor at the Department of Political Studies in Bar Ilan University, reviewing Chaim Gans’ A Political Theory for the Jewish People (Oxford University Press 2016).

Our voice of the week is John Levy, Executive Director of an Academic Study Group on Israel and the Middle East, speaking at a TEDX event on how Israel’s technology innovation is helping to make the country not just survive but thrive in an unstable environment. 10 April 2017.

Our image of the week is Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin speaking in the Knesset in front of the Marc Chagall designed Exodus tapestry during the official state Holocaust ceremony on 24 April 2017.

1967 | Why more and more Israeli Jews think the settlements are in Israel

by Oded Haklai | April 25, 2017

Oded Haklai reports on research suggesting that for the generations of Israeli Jews born after 1967, the pre-1967 boundaries of Israel are becoming less and less real. As time has passed since 1967, Israeli Jews have increasingly come to believe that the territories are an integral part of Israel. Noting the importance of time for conflict entrenchment he warns that ‘the longer Israel holds on to the contested territories, the older grows the generation that remembers Israel in its pre-1967...

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Book Review | A Political Theory for the Jewish People
by Nahshon Perez

A Political Theory for the Jewish People is a fascinating book, offering a rich and nuanced discussion of competing versions of Zionist ideology. Gans is...

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