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The Religious Component in Israeli Ultra-Nationalism

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Publication Date: January 1987

Publisher(s): Middle East Institute (Jerusalem)

Author(s): Liemban Charles S.

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Politics (Political ideologies and movements)

Keywords: Israeli Jews; Political behavior

Type: Report

Coverage: Israel


In The Jerusalem Quarterly 41 (Winter), 127-144. This essay is an effort to explore the importance of religion as a component of Israeli ultra-nationalism in both religious and non-religious circle. After all, the fact that some or even most Israelis who define themselves as religious espouse ultra-nationalist policies does not necessarily mean that religious belief is the necessary and sufficient condition to account for their ultra-nationalism.