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Title: Israel Country Study

  • Total Pages: 15
  • Words: 5499
  • Works Cited:25
  • Citation Style: Turabian
  • Document Type: Essay
Essay Instructions: ISRAEL Country Study and Assessments analyzing Israel’s political, societal, economic, military, and vulnerability factors, assessing their relative level of power within the 21st Century.

This paper will be broken down into FIVE categories pertaining to ISREAL to include:

- Political
- Societal
- Economic
- Military
- Vulnerability

Each category must have 5 references at minimum (totaling 25 different references for the paper). The references must me local media sources. Each category must be at minimum 100 lines single spaced.

Attached are references pertaining to the paper FORMAT.
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Adler, E, ed. Israel in the World: Legitimacy and Exceptionalism. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon.: Routledge, 2013.

Aronoff, M.J. Cross-Currents in Israeli Culture and Politics. New Jersey: Transaction, Inc., 1984.

Asa-El, a. "Israel's Electoral Complex." Azure - Ideas for the Jewish Nation. http://www.azure.org.il/article.php?id=419 (accessed June 9, 2013).

Bard, M.G. & Schwartz, M. One Thousand and One Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel. Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2005.

Beck, M. "Prospects for and Obstacles to Achieving a Viable Palestinian State: What Can an Actor with Inferior Power Capabilities Do in a Graduated Prisoner's Dilemma?." Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Institute of International Studies. ialiis.birzeit.edu/fmru/userfiles/Prospects-for-and-obstacles-to-acheiving.pdf (accessed June 8, 2013).

Ben-Eliezer, U. The Making of Israeli Militarism. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998.

Burayidi, M.A. Multiculturalism in a Cross-National Perspective. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1997.

Curtis, M., & Gitelson, S.A. Israel in the Third World. New Jersey: Transaction, Inc., 1976.

Gordon, Haim. Israel Today. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2007.

Hajjar, L. Courting Conflict: the Israeli Military Court System in the West Bank and Gaza. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005.

"Israel (country, Asia) from the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.." Questia. http://www.questia.com/read/1E1-Israel/israel-country-asia (accessed June 9, 2013).

"Israel." Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Academic Edition. http://mchoudini.montgomerycollege.edu:3259/EBchecked/topic/296740/Israel (accessed June 12, 2013).

Krausz, E. Studies of Israeli Society, Volume 1. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1981.

Lefkowitz, D Word and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Accessed June 10, 2013. http://books.google.com.pk/books?id=0TOxDQ7IL6MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Words+and+Stones+:+the+Politics+of+Language+and+Identity+in+Israel&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2l-1UaiLLIS2hAeF3oGoDQ&ved=0CC4Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=Words%20and%20Stones%20%3A%20The%20Politics%20of%20.

Lerner, K.L. & Lerner, B.W. Encyclopedia of Espionage, Intelligence, and Security: A-e V. 2. F-q V. 3. R-Z, Index. N.p.: Detroit Gale, 2004.

Mam-n, D., Ben-Ari, E. & Rosenhek, Z. Military, State, and Society in Israel: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives. New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 2001.

Meir, Y. Civil-Military Relations in Israel. New York: Columbia University Press, 1995.

"nationalism from the Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed.." Questia. http://www.questia.com/read/1E1-natlism/nationalism (accessed June 9, 2013).

Peri, Y. Between Battles and Ballots: Israeli Military in Politics. Paperback. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Sachar, H.M.A History of Israel: from the Rise of Zionism to Our Time. 3rd ed. New York: Alfred a. Knopf, 2007.

Safran, N. Israel, the Embattled Ally: with a New Preface and Postscript by the Author. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 1981.

Shugart, M.S., & Wattenberg, M.P. Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Smith, H.H. Area Handbook for Israel. Washington, DC: For sale by the Supt. Of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1970.

Stephens, E.U.S. Policy toward Israel: the Role of Political Culture in Defining the Special Relationship. Portland or: Sussex Academic Press, 2006.

Thomsen, M. "A Word of Truth on Behalf of the Palestinian Marginalized and Dispossessed: Root Causes of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict." Christian Zionism. www.christianzionism.org/Article/Thomsen01.pdf (accessed June 8, 2013).

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Title: Israel's military culture and how it effects the economy

  • Total Pages: 12
  • Words: 3492
  • Bibliography:6
  • Citation Style: MLA
  • Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: How has the military culture of Israel effected its economic development?********* --- Research Question

What defines military culture?---****---> this included
• Literal definition
What is a normal upbringing without military culture involved?
------------------------------------------------------------------>>>>>> Something on the lines of what is listed below------*****
What is the culture of Israel?
Normalcy of growing up
o Army mandatory at age 18
o School->army??' then what?
• What is the average age of University students?
Growing up during Wars
• The concept of knowing that you could potentially be going to war?
o Knowing people that have been in battles previously
o Every decade there has been a major military operation ??" 1948, 1956,1967,1973,1982, 90’s- present
How much tax goes to defense budget?
• Do citizens agree to this tax?
o Examples of both sides ??" yes and no

Israel’s high-tech boom
• Why has Israel been so successful in the high-tech industry?
• Refer to book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer ??" “Start-Up Nation”
o Examples??' of success

What aspects of the army have propelled Israelis into the High-Tech industry?
• Does the army help?
o If so, which parts?

Would Israel be a “player” in the world economy without its high-tech industry?

Would America continue to back Israel if it was not economically stable?

Does the army positively or negatively effect the direction of the nation’s economy?

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"Israel: Generals say defense cuts perilous." UPI, 10 October 2011.

Cosmo, Nicola di. Military Culture in Imperial China. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 2009.

Harmon, Adam. Embracing Change: The Israeli Military Culture and Training Methodology. 2006. < http://lonelysoldiermemoir.blogspot.com/2006/08/embracing-change-israeli-military.html> .

Seitz, Charmaine. "Israel's Defense Budget: The Business Side of War." The Jerusalem Fund. 2008.

Senor, Dan & Singer, Saul. Start up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle. Twelve; Reprint edition. 2011.

The State: Israel Defense Forces (IDF). Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 2009.

US Library of Congress. 2012 http://countrystudies.us/israel/59.htm .

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Title: Israel Securitization Issue

  • Total Pages: 10
  • Words: 3097
  • Sources:10
  • Citation Style: APA
  • Document Type: Essay
Essay Instructions: This paper will be an analysis of any major actors’ policies towards (or securitization
of) an international or global security issue.

The paper will answer the question: How has Israel securitized or not
securitized the below mentioned issue?
The paper will have three sections:
1) an explanation of the issue: a) what is the challenge b) and why it should be
considered a “security” issue (3 pages)
2) a critical examination of country X’s current (or past, if relevant) policies
towards the security challenge (5-6 pages).

3) your policy prescriptions for how the country can best address this issue (2-3
pages)



Tentative outline to follow and expand on, the point is to stress the Israeli case and have it crumble under logic.

How has the state of Israel securitized the freedom of the Palestinian people?

Case Study:
The aftermath of the Balfour document and the consequent U.N. resolutions at the climax of 1947 created the Jewish democratic state of Israel. The author plans to examine the security risks the indigenous people of Palestine pose upon Israel’s national security.

Hypothesis:
The policies of the Israeli government have allowed it to cement itself onto Palestinian land. It has also succeeded in breaking the will of the Palestinians and attempting to force a wedge between them and said land by various means. This is vital to the security of the State of Israel as they have countless interests scattered all over the globe well before the creation of the State in 1948 that demand such a position.
The Palestinians who have become nationalized Israelis pose a security threat to Israel as they might have access to internal state secrets such outsiders might abuse. This threat creates such notions of segregated roads, schools, and the lack of voting and employment privileges in the name of national security with a shrinking platform for citizenship. The result of such actions would eventually culminate in an Israeli apartheid state that must cast away remaining dissidents past an ever-increasing perimeter to preserve the interests of the Israeli state.

Tentative Bibliography:

The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000: A Political Study; Ghanem, As'ad; 2001, New York : State University of New York Press.

Arabs in the Jewish State: Israel's Control of a National Minority; Lustick, Ian; 1980, Austin : University of Texas Press.

Israel/Palestine, South Africa and the ‘One-State Solution’: The Case for an Apartheid Analysis; Bakan et al.; 2010, Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies

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Arian, A. (2003). Israeli public opinion on national security, 2003. Jaffee Center. Retrieved online: http://fc.retecivica.milano.it/rcmweb/iidp/Israele/Haganah%20e%20Tsahal/Analisi/S0479F610.0/JCSSmemo67.pdf

Bakan, et al., (2001). Israel/Palestine, South Africa and the "One-State Solution": The Case for an Apartheid Analysis. Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies.

Coskun, B.C. (2007). Hegemonic securitizations of terrorism and the legitimacy of Palestinian government. Political Perspectives 1(1).

Coskun, B.B. (n.d.). Power of the words: Securitization of the "Other." In the Israeli Palestinian Conflict. Retrieved online: http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUEST/FileStore/Issue4PerspectiviesonPowerPapers/Filetoupload,71742,en.pdf

Finkelstein, N.G. (2003). Image and Reality of the Israel Palestine Conflict. Verso.

Ghanem, A. (2001). The Palestinian-Arab Minority in Israel, 1948-2000: A Political Study. New York: State University of New York Press.

Lustick, I. (1980). Arabs in the Jewish State: Israel's Control of a National Minority; Austin: University of Texas Press.

United Nations General Assembly (2011). UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON QUESTION OF PALESTINE, IN OUTCOME TEXT,

STRESSES NEED TO 'INTERNATIONALIZE' ISSUE OF PALESTINIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS. Retrieved online: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2011/gapal1187.doc.htm

Yiftachel, O. (1999). "Ethnocracy": The politics of Judaizing Israel/Palestine. Constellations 6(3).

Yiftachel, O. (2006). Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in Israel/Palestine. University of Pennsylvania Press.

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Title: Discussion of Israeli strike on Iran

  • Total Pages: 10
  • Words: 2736
  • References:8
  • Citation Style: MLA
  • Document Type: Research Paper
Essay Instructions: I am writing a thesis on Israeli-Iranian conflict. Mainly, I need a constructed Thesis that states within Israel's high council (Prime Minister, Defense Minister, etc) why it is necessary to carry out a strike. (Not a "what if" guessing or predicting into the future though) Just, what the council discusses.

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Benn, Aluf. "Netanyahu is preparing Israeli public opinion for a war on Iran." Haaretz 15 March 2012.

Clifton, Eli. "Polling: Israelis Wary of A Unilateral Attack on Iran." 9 March 2012. www.thinkprogress.org. 8 May 2012.

-- . "Polling: Israelis Wary Of A Unilateral Attack On Iran." 9 March 2012. www.thinkprocess.org. 8 May 2012.

Gharib, Ali. "Poll: Israelis Don't Want Iran Attack Without U.S. Support." 29 February 2012 . www.thinkprogress.org. 8 May 2012.

Harmon, Adam. 2012.

-- . "Why Israel Will Attack Iran." Small Wars Journal is published (2012).

Jerusalem Post. Jerusalem Post 8 December 2009.

Myre, Greg. 2012.

-- . "Reasons Why Israel Might Bomb Iran, Or Not." NPR 8 February 2012.

THOM SHANKER, HELENE COOPER & ETHAN BRONNER. 2012.

Wall Street Journal. "Is U.S. Military Ready for Conflict With Iran." Wall Street Journal 6 April 2009.

Weiss, Philip. "Israel will attack Iran." Haaretz 15 March 2012.

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