Conceptions of "State of Israel" in Israeli Society
Publication Date: January 1988
Publisher(s): Middle East Institute (Jerusalem)
Author(s): Liemban Charles S.
Keywords: Israeli Jews; Political behavior
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.