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  • מידע אישי
     
    Higher Education
    Date of Degree
    Degree
    Name of Institution
    and Department
    Period of Study
    22 June 1983; listed in Dean’s list of outstanding students
    B.A
    Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Dept. of International Relations, with units in the Inst. of Contemporary Jewry, the Dept. of Jewish History, and the Dept. of Geography
    1979-1982
    21 June 1990, with honors
    M.A
    Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Inst. of Contemporary Jewry, Zionism Section
    1983-1988
    6 June 1993
    Ph.D.
    Univ. of Haifa, Dept. of General History
    1989-1992
    Academic Ranks and Tenure in Institutes of Higher Education
    Rank/Position
    Name of Institution and Department
    Dates
    Teaching Assistant
    Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem Inst. of Contemporary Jewry
    1983-1985
    Adjunct Lecturer
    Tel Aviv Univ. History of Land and People of Israel
    1984-1985
    Research Fellow Herzl (including teaching)
    Univ. of Haifa, Herzl Inst., Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    1988-1991
    Teaching Fellow
    Izreal Valley College
    Branch of Univ. of Haifa
    1993-1995
    Teaching Fellow
    Univ. of Haifa
    Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    1993-1995
    Lecturer
    Univ. of Haifa
    Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    1995-2000
    Tenured Senior Lecturer
    Univ. of Haifa
    Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    2000-
    Visiting Positions
    Senior Member
    St. Antony’s College
    Oxford, UK
    1994-1995
    Research Fellow
    Center for Judaic Studies,
    Penn Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA
    January-May 1997
    Research Fellow
    Gustav Heinemann Inst. of Middle Eastern Studies, Univ. Haifa
    1997
    Teaching Fellow
    Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Inst. for Contemporary Jewry
    October 1997 – February 1998
     
     
     
    Research Fellow
    Itzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Inst. for Advanced Studies
    February-June 2000
    Research Fellow
    Shimon Dubnow Inst. for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig, Germany
    * July-August 2002
    Visiting Scholar
    Center for Jewish Studies Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WIS, USA
    * Dec. 2005- January 2006
    Visiting Scholar
    Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish, Studies, Yarnton, Oxford, UK
    * April-September. 2006,
    * July-August 2007
     
    Offices in University Academic Administration
    1996-1999 Acting Member, University Disciplinary Committee
    1996-2009 Member, Council of the Faculty of Humanities
    1998-1999 Member, Senate Committee to Instruct the School of Tourism
    1997-1999 BA Advisor, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    1999-2009 Member, Directorate of the Jewish-Arab Center
    1999-2000 Member, Academic Television Station Steering Committee
    2000-2003 Chair, Judging Committee for the Dean’s Prize for Best MA Thesis
    2000 Academic Director, Academic Television Station
    2000-2003 Member, Teaching Committee of the Faculty of the Humanities
    2000 Acting Chair, MA Committee, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    2000 Master of Ceremonies, Doctorate Awards Ceremony
    2001-2005* Dept. Chair, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    2002-2005* Member, School of History Steering Committee
    2003-2006* Member, Editorial Board, Univ. of Haifa Press
    2004* Member, Judging Committee on Candidates for Postdoctoral Fellowships, Research Authority
    2004-2005* Director, Gottleib Shumacher Inst. for the Study of Christian Activities in 19th Century Palestine
    2006-2007* Chair, MA Committee, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies (1st Semester)
    2007-* Chair, Ph.D. Committee, Dept. of Land of Israel Studies
    Scholarly Positions and Activities outside the University
    Positions in Academic Associations
    - 1996-2000, Member, Council of the Israeli Historical Society.
    - 1998-2002, Member, Association for Israeli Studies, USA.
    Applied Work related to Areas of Research
    • 1985-1988, Director, Rachel Yanait Ben-Zvi Center for Jerusalem Studies for Youth, Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem.
    • 1990-1999, Academic Board of the Galili Center for Defense Studies.
    • 1996-1997, Historical Consultant (regarding the War of Independence and the Sinai Campaign), Establishment of the Museum of the National Center for Israel’s Military Campaigns, Mt. Eitan.
    • 1997, Historical Consultant, Establishment of the Policeman and Local Guard (Noter) Museum, Nahalal Police Station.
    • 1998-1999, Historical Consultant, Committee to declassify archival material at the I.D.F. Archives for Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel-Aviv.
    • 2000-2008, Historical Consultant, Rabin Museum and the Information Center of the Yitzhak Rabin Center for Israel Studies, Tel-Aviv.
    • 2000, Advisor to Minister of Justice on the Status of the Holy Places in Jerusalem.
    • 2000-2005, Higher Committee on Land of Israel Studies and Archeology, Ministry of Education.
    • 2004-*, Member of Salzburg, Austria International Seminar for the Study of Conflicts and their Resolution.
    • 2005*, Univ. of Haifa Representative on the Public Council for Extra-Curricular Studies and Field Trips, Ministry of Education.
    Academic Journal Editorial Positions
    • 1989-1994, Editorial Board Member, Idan, Ben-Zvi Inst
    • 2004*, Guest Editor, The Journal of Israeli History, Special Issue entitled “Jerusalem in the Last Fifty Years”.
    • 2004-*, Series Editor, Israeli Identity – Research, Documentation, and Observation, published by Univ. of Haifa.
    Outside Judge and Reviewer
    Academic Journals
    • 1988-1994, Idan (Sources, Summaries, Affairs, and Supplementary Material), Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem.
    • 1999-, Cathedra (History and Settlement of the Land of Israel), Yad Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem.
    • 1995-, Iyunim b’Tkumat Israel (Collection on Issues Related to Zionism, the Yishuv, and the State of Israel), Ben-Gurion Heritage Center, Ben-Gurion Univ. in the Negev.
    • 1995-1997, Zmanim (History Quarterly), Tel-Aviv University.
    • 1997-, The International History Review, Simon Fraser University, Canada.
    • 2000-2001, Historia, Journal of the Israeli Historical Society.
    • 2002-*, Israel (Journal on the study of Zionism and the state of Israel), the Weizmann Inst. for the Study of Zionism, Tel-Aviv University.
    • 2004-* The Journal of Israeli History, Tel Aviv University.
    • 2004-2007*, Israel Studies Forum, Association for Israel Studies (AIS), USA.
    • 2005-*, Intelligence and National Security, UK, USA.
    • 2006-*, Tziyon (Quarterly on the Study of Israeli History), Journal of the IsraeliHistorical Society
    • 2008-*, Journal of Contemporary History, London, UK (2008-)
    Publishers
    2002-*, Bar-Ilan Univ. Press, Ramat-Gan.
    2004*, Columbia Univ. Press, NY, USA.
    2005*, Lexington Books, Washington DC.
    2007-*, Zalman Shazar Center Press, Jerusalem.
    2008-*, Ben-Zvi Institute, Jerusalem.
    Assessor
    2005*, Assessor for the Israel Science Foundation (ISF)
    2005*, Assessor of BA Program in the History of the Land of Israel, the Open Univ.
    Participation in Scholarly Conferences
    1. Active Participation
     
    Abroad
    Name of Conference
    Location / Date
    Subject of Lecture / Discussion/ Comments
    The Centenary of Political Zionism
    Harvard Univ., Brandeis Univ., Boston, October 1996
    Israel and Zionism
    (Invited)
    Israel 50 Years After
    Association for Israel Studies, Rutgers Univ., NJ, June 1998
    When Fear Leads to War: the Sinai Campaign, 1956
    Jerusalem, Towards possible Future Agreement
    Univ. of Oklahoma, Amman, January 2000
    The Status of Jerusalem, 1937-1949 (Invited)
    * The Zionist Perspective of the Conflict
    Rev. Juan Carlos Univ., Madrid, Ronda, Spain, July 2000
    The Arab-Israeli Conflict (Invited)
    * Israel, New Perspectives
    Association for Israel Studies, American Univ., Washington D.C, May 2001
    Moshe Dayan Before, During and After Sinai War
    * Reassessing Suez Fifty Years On
    Univ. of Hall, UK, July 2006
    Israel’s Time-Table, 1956
    * Les Occidentaux Et La Crise De Suez
    Sorbonne IV, Un. Of Wales, Paris, November 2006
    Israel Between the Anglo-French Timetable and the American-Soviet Timetable (Invited)
    * Palestine, Britain and the Empire, 1850-1948
     
    King’s College, University of London, London, May 2008
     
    Partition, Terror, and Biography: Gen. Alan Cunningham in Palestine, 1945-1948 (Invited)
    In Israel
    Name of Conference
    Location / Date
    Subject of Lecture / Discussion/ Comments
    Transition from Yishuv to State, 1947-1949: Continuity and Change
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, June 1988
    Jerusalem’s inclusion in the State of Israel
    The World Conference of Jewish Studies
    Hebrew Univ., August. 1989
    From the Internationalization of Jerusalem to the Capital of Israel: Theory and Practice
    35th Anniversary of the Gaza Operation
    Univ. of Haifa, March 1990
    Did the Gaza Operation Result in a Change in Israeli Security Policy?
    Between Haifa and Jerusalem
    Univ. of Haifa, December 1992
    Jerusalem During the War of Independence
    From Rhodes to Madrid
    Univ. of Haifa, March 1993
    Personal Diplomacy: Anderson’s Mission, 1956
    The Concept of Security after Operation Kadesh
    Ben-Gurion Heritage Center, Sede Boqer, November 1994
    The Evacuation of Israeli Forces from Sinai and the Gaza Strip after the Sinai Campaign (Invited)
    The Historiography of Zionism: Between Vision and Revision
    Hebrew Univ., Univ. of Haifa, November-December 1994
    The Historiography of the War of Independence
    The Reprisal Operations as a Political and Military Tool
    Univ. of Tel-Aviv, January 1995
    The Conception of Reprisal in the Yishuv during the Mandate Period (Invited)
    The 1956 War: A Retrospective
    Tel Aviv Univ., November 1996
    The “Collusion” (Invited)
    40th Anniversary of the Sinai War
    Univ. of Haifa, November 1996
    Clandestine Partnership and Devotion to the Goal
    100 Years of Political Zionism
    Shazar Center, Jerusalem, May 1997
    The British Response to War in Palestine from December 1947 to May 1948
    From the Balfour Declaration to the Partition Resolution: 30 Years of Mandate
    Univ. of Haifa, December 1997
    “A Thin Quiet Voice” – Withdrawal of the British Army from Palestine, 1948
    50 Years of Statehood
    The Historical Society, Shazar Center, April 1998
    When Fear Leads to War: the Sinai Campaign, 1956 (Invited)
    The Palestine Mandate Fifty Years After
    Univ. of Haifa, December 1998
    Historiography’s Attitude towards the End of the British Mandate
    Israel between Wars and Agreements, 1948-1998
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, December 1998
    The End of the Sinai Campaign
    New Records – New Perspective
    Tel Aviv Univ., Hebrew Univ., Bar-Ilan Univ. December 1998
    Collapse of British Rule in Palestine and the Military Consolidation of Israel (Invited)
    Leadership and the Test of Time: Ben-Gurion in the Young Historiography
    Chair of the Study of Zionism, Univ. of Tel Aviv, January 1999
    From Leader to Led: Ben-Gurion, 1953-1956 (Invited)
    Military and Civil Societies in Israel: Towards an Era of Peace
    Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Haifa, May 1999
    Don’t Give them Pens: the Israeli Historian and the Security Establishment (Invited)
    Jerusalem towards Final Status Agreements
    The Jewish-Arab Center, Univ. Haifa, November 1999
    Israel’s Policy on Jerusalem, 1948-1967
    Collective Memory, Personal Memory, and Research
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem, December 1999
    Britain and the ‘Civil War,’ April 1948 (Invited)
    Moshe Sharett: The Man and his Policy
    Herzl Inst., Univ. Haifa, December. 1999
    Sharett and the Way to Sinai, 1953-1956
    The Galilee
    Bar-Ilan Univ., May 2000
    The Yehiam Convoy – Local and General Aspects (Invited)
    Did it happen or didn’t it happen? And Why Should we Talk about It? The Debate over Declassifying Archival Sources
    Rabin Center, Tel Aviv, June 2000
    What is State Security?
    * Jerusalem During the British Mandate
    Mishkenot Shaananim, Jerusalem, March 2001
    Zionism and Jerusalem
    * The War of Independence – New Studies
    Ben-Zvi Inst. – Inst., Jerusalem, May 2001
    Influence of the British Factor on the Development of the Campaign in Palestine
    * Illegal Immigration, Salvation, and Allied Policy during and after WWII
    Weizmann Inst. For the Study of Zionism, Tel Aviv Univ., November 2001
    Impotent But…: A Few Possible Turning Points in British Policy Regarding Palestine, 1945-1948 (Invited)
    * On Moshe Dayan on the 20th Anniversary of His Death
    School of History, Univ. of Haifa, October 2001
    Dayan, between Military Man and Statesman
    * Generals in Politics
    Sapir Academic College, March 2002
    Yitzhak Rabin (Invited)
    * One Decade Since Begin’s Death
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa; Ben-Zvi Inst., March 2002
    Operation "Peace in Galilee" 1982
    * Leaders during Wartime
    Dinur Center, Hebrew Univ., November 2002
    “Another Victory Like This…” Britain and the Middle East, 1945-1948 (Invited)
    * Moshe Sharett – the Forgotten Statesman
    Weizmann Inst. For the Study of Zionism, Tel Aviv Univ., December 2002
    I Can’t with Him, and I Can’t with Him: The Relationship between Sharett and Dayan (Invited)
    * "He Who Dreamed" – The Journal of Nathan Shalem
    Center for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement, Univ. of Haifa, June 2003
    Biography, Autobiography, and the 1948 War
    * Life, Biography, and Story
    Univ. of Haifa, December 2003
    Between Biography and Historiography: General Sir Alan Cunningham (Invited)
    * Conference in Memory of Alex Carmel
    Gottleib Shumacher Inst., Univ. of Haifa, December 2003
    Autobiography and Us – The Personal Story’s Place in Research
    * The Choice of Peace and the Path to War
    Center for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement, Oranim, Dec. 2003
    A Critical Assessment of Nimrod’s Thesis about the 1948 War (Invited)
    * 60th Anniversary of the Etzel Rebellion
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, March 2004
    The "Rebellion" in British Eyes
    * 100 Years Since Herzl’s Death
    Shazar Center, Univ. Tel Aviv, May 2004
    Panel: The Role of the Leader in Zionist History (Invited)
    * The War of Independence, New Aspects and New Studies
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem, June 2004
    London versus Jerusalem: Alan Cunningham during the Civil War, 1947-1948 (Invited)
    * The Peace Process, Missed Opportunities, and Plans for the Future
    Jewish-Arab Center, Univ. Haifa, June 2004
    Wars Don’t Just Happen
    (Invited)
    * Esek Habish and the Lavon Affair
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, November 2004
    Sinai Campaign and those Sentenced in Esek Habish
    * A People at War: Civilian Society during the War of Independence
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem, June 2005
    British Civilian Society During the War
    * Civilian Society during the War of Independence
    Univ. of Tel Aviv, Inst. for the Study of Zionism, November 2006
    Mandate Officialdom between War and Evacuation (Invited)
    * 50th Anniversary of Operation Kadesh
    Ben-Gurion Univ., Ben-Zvi Inst., Nov. 2006
    The Path to War
    (Invited)
    * 50 Years after ‘56
    Herzl. Inst., Univ. of Haifa, Nov. 2006
    The Historical Role of the Sinai Campaign
    * The Second Lebanon War: Causes, Management, and Implications
    School of Political Science, Dept. of International Relations, Univ. of Haifa, December 2006
    Political Leadership in Wartime, 1948-1956: A Comparative Perspective
    * In Praise of Diasporism
    Center for Multiculturalism and Study of Education, Univ. of Haifa, March 2007
    Taking from There to Strengthen Here: on Sharett’s and Eban’s Effort to fight Provincialism (Invited)
    * Studies on the Galilee
    Tel-Hai Academic College, May 2007
    Mania Shochat: the Mother of Hashomer or with Hashomer?
    * Sixty Years Since 29 November 1947: The Holocaust and Establishment of Israel
    Strochlitz Inst., Chair in Zionism and History, Univ. of Haifa, November 2007
    Same Movie, Different Actors: Britain and the Partition of Palestine, 1946-1948 (Invited)
    * Memory and Memorialization: The Character of “Yair”
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, January 2008
    The Never-ending Longing for Legitimacy: Lehi in Israeli Memory
    * The End of the Mandate: the British View
    Herzl Inst.,
    Univ. of Haifa, June 2008
    Palestine From the High Commissioner Window, 1945-1948
    * Six Days War: Israeli, ME and Int. Perspectives
    Dayan Center, TAU, June 2008
    Dayan Become Security Minister, June 1967
    (Invited)
    * "The Warrior and the Peace", Mordechai Bar-On's 80th anniversary
    Herzl Inst., Weizmann Inst., TAU, December 2008
    Statesman in Military Uniform, Dayan and the Formations of the Israeli Security Policy in the Fifties
     
    1. Organization of Conferences or Sessions
     
    Subject of Conference/
    Role at Conference/
    Comments
    Location/ Date
    Name of
    Conference
    Member of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa and Herzl Inst. for the Study of Zionism, Hebrew Univ., December 1994
    Vision and Revision
    Head of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, November 1996.
    The 40th Anniversary of the Sinai War
    Head of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa,
    December 1997
    From the Balfour Declaration to the Partition Resolution: 30 Years of British Mandate
    Member of the organizing committee
    Israeli Historical Society and the Shazar Center, Jerusalem, April 1998
    50 Years of Statehood
    Member of the organizing committee
    Jewish-Arab Center, Univ. of Haifa, November 1999
    Jerusalem towards Permanent Status Agreements
    Member of the organizing commititee
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem, December 1999
    Collective Memory, Personal Memory, and Research
    Head of the organizing committee
    Faculty of Humanities, Univ. of Haifa, December 2003
    * Israeli Research on Morality in Wartime
    Head of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa November 2006.
    * 50 Years since 1956
    Head of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst.,
    June 2008
    * 60 Years since the End of the Mandate
    Head of the organizing committee
    Herzl Inst, Univ. of Haifa Weizmann Inst., Tel Aviv Univ., Dec. 2008.
    * "The Warrior and the Peace", Mordechai Bar-On's 80th anniversary
    • I've took part during last years in some conferences as sessions' chair.
     
    Colloquium Talks and other Invited Addresses
    Abroad
    Name of Forum
    Place of Lecture / Date
    Presentation/Comments
    Fellows’ Seminar
    The Center for Judaic Studies, Penn Univ., Philadelphia, January 1997
    "There Will Be War Next Summer", Israel and the Sinai War of 1956
    * National Exhibition of Military Books
    Bergerace, France, September 2001
    Sinai War, 1956
    * Fellows’ Seminar
    Shimon Dubnow Inst. for Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig, Germany, July 2002
    Palestine1945-1948
    * Faculty Members’ Seminar
    Univ. of Bremen, Germany, February 2004
    “We’re on the Map”: The Political and Diplomatic Dimension of the Relations between the Zionist Movement and the Yishuv - Israel and Europe
    * Historians’ Workshop
    Inst. for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, Middle East Program, Salzburg Seminar, Austria, October 2004
    Joint Historiography of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
    * Joint Israeli-Palestinian Research Seminar on the 1948 War
    George-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research, Braunschweig, Germany, December 2005
    The Civil War of December 1947 – May 1948
    * The David Patterson Seminars
    Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, April 2006
    The British Administration and the Civil War in Palestine
    * Historians’ Workshop
    Inst. for Historical Justice and Reconciliation, Middle East Program, Salzburg Seminar, Austria, June 2008
    1948 – The British Perspective
    In Israel
    Conference
    Location / Date
    Subject of Lecture / Discussion
    “Cathedra Talks”
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Jerusalem, December 1988
    The Yishuv Leadership and the Question of Jerusalem
    Researchers’ Talks
    Ben-Gurion Heritage Center, Sede Boqer, May 1990
    Ben-Gurion and the Question of Initiated War
    Israeli Society for Military History
    Tel Aviv Univ., April 1992
    Israel’s Path to the Sinai War
    Lecturers’ Forum
    Inst. For Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew Univ., December 1992
    The Sinai Campaign, 1956
    Book Event
    Truman Center, Hebrew Univ., June 1994
    The Connection between Routine Security Measures and Sinai War
    Seminar
    Moshe Sharett Heritage Assoc., November 1994
    The War over the War: Ben-Gurion vs. Sharett
    Book Event
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Univ. of Haifa, March 1998
    There Will be War in Summer: Israel on the Way to the Sinai War
    Book Event
    Israeli Historical Society, Van Leer Inst., April 1998
    There Will be War in Summer: Israel on the Way to the Sinai War
    Book Event
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Univ. of Haifa, March 1999
    Pinhas Lavon: Not the Messiah
    * Dean’s Lunch
    Faculty of Humanities, Univ. of Haifa, November 2000
    Jerusalem: The City that was Divided
    * Research Seminar
    School of History, Univ. of Haifa, November 2000
    Is Biography is Refuge of Charlatans?
    * Seminar
    Moshe Sharett Heritage Council, Tel Aviv, December 2001
    From Moshe (Sharett) to Moshe (Dayan): Two Optimistic Approaches to Israel's Security
    * Annual Meeting of Brothers of Bnei Brith
    Univ. of Haifa, January 2002
    Zionism’s Position on Israel and Jerusalem. Then and Now
    * Book Event
    Beit Ariella, Tel Aviv, November 2002
    “But Without Force We Wouldn’t Be Here”
    * Book Event
    Alma College, Tel Aviv, March 2003
    Israel in War
    * Symposium: The Dialogue with Ourselves
    Center for Multiculturalism and Study of Education, Univ. of Haifa, May 2003
    The Place and Essence of Zionism Today
    * Symposium
    Rabin Center, Tel Aviv, October 2003
    Rabin’s Contribution to the Building of the IDF
    * Book Event
    Dept. of Hebrew Literature, Ben-Gurion Univ., April 2004
    War: Between Personal Condescension and National Security
    * Seminar
    Tel-Hai Academic College, March 2005
    1948 through British Eyes
    * Lutcher Series: Political and Cultural Confrontations
    Yad Haim Weizmann, Weizmann Inst. Of Science, May 2005
    Moshe Dayan and Yigal Alon
    * Lutcher Series: Israel and the Arab World: Between Disengagement and Integration
    Dept. of Middle East History, Tel Aviv Univ., November 2005
    The Path to the Sinai War
    * Lecture Series: Leadership During Wartime
    Yad Haim Weizmann, Weizmann Inst. of Science, March 2006
    Ben-Gurion and Dayan: Decision, Glory, and the Constraints of Reality
    * Book Event
    Univ. of Haifa, Ben-Zvi Inst., April 2006
    He Who Humiliated also Revived: Mania Shochat and David Ben-Gurion.
    * Lutcher Series: Yizhar Days
    Ben-Zvi Inst., Land of Israel Museum, Tel Aviv, December 2006
    S. Yizhar – An Attempt to Read History
    * Lecture Series: Leadership in Israel
    Israeli Inst. for Democracy, Jerusalem, October 2007
    Between the Appointed and the Appointing: Ben-Gurion and Dayan, Eshkol and Rabin
    * Guest Lecture
    Yad Haim Weizmann, Weizmann Inst. of Science, December 2007
    The U.N. Resolution and the Establishment of the State of Israel
    * Lecture Series: Leadership in Israel
    Israeli Inst. for Democracy, Jerusalem, November 2008
    Macro and Micro leaderships: The Case of M. Dayan and Y. Rabin
     
    1. Research Grants
    a. Grants Awarded
    1990 - British Council Research Grant (£800 per month for one-year). (See, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1992, List of Publications, A).
    1991- Research grant from “Keren Aviezer” and the Ben-Gurion Heritage Center. (NIS 20,000). (See, Ph.D. Dissertation, 1992, List of Publications, A).
    1991- Research grant from the Center for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement, Ben-Zvi Inst. and Univ. of Haifa (NIS 4,000).
    1994 - Translation grant, “Yad Avi Hayishuv” of the Rothschild Fund ($5,000). (See, Israel in Search of War: The Sinai Campaign, 1955-1956, List of Publications, B2a)
    1999 - Netherlands-Israel Research Program, the Palestinian-Israel-Netherlands Program (PIN): Research Scholarship: “Jerusalem’s Narrative as Told in Palestinian and Israeli School Textbooks” with Dr. Sami Aduan of Bethlehem Univ. ($25,000). (Unfinished because of the second Intifada).
    2000 - Chaim Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy, Ben-Gurion Univ. in the Negev, for the study “The 1948 War in British Eyes” ($5,000). (See, The Last Commissioner of Judea, List of Publications, B4)
    2004* - Middle East Center, St. Antony’s College, Oxford (£1,000), to fund photocopy of the archive of General Sir Alan Cunningham, Palestine’s last High Commissioner.
    2007-8* - Yad Chaim Weizmann, Research Grant ($20,000)
    b. Submission of Research Proposals
    November 2008* - Moshe Dayan and His Time (1915-1981): A Biography: Submitted to the Israel Science Foundation (ISF).
    Scholarships, Awards and Prizes
    Scholarships
    1981-1987 Study and research scholarships of the Hebrew Univ. and the Inst. for Contemporary Jewry.
    1987 “Herzl Fellowship”, the Center for Study the Land of Israel
    and its Settlement, Hebrew Univ. for MA thesis.
    1988-1991 Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, for Ph.D. thesis.
    1991-1992 Scholarship to complete Ph.D. research from the Ben-Gurion Heritage Center, Sede Boqer.
    1994 Postdoctoral scholarship by the British Council: Britain and Sinai War, 1956.
    1994 International Seminar in the United States on “American Foreign Policy,” US State Department (through USIA) ($5,100).
    1997 Research fellow at the Center for Judaic Studies, Penn Univ., Philadelphia, PA, USA ($30,000); Israel in the fifties.
    2002* The Shimon Dubnow Inst. For Jewish History and Culture, Leipzig, Germany (EU 2000); Palestine 1945-1948.
    *2006-7 Oxford Center for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Visiting Scholar, Oxford, Yarnton, UK. (£3150): The last British High Commissioner of Palestine.
    Awards and Prizes
    1982 “Dean’s List”, Faculty of Social Science, Hebrew Univ.
    1987 “Yuviler Prize”, Hebrew Univ. and Ben-Zvi Inst for MA thesis.
    1996-1999 Excellent teaching awards from the Rector of the Univ. of Haifa.
  • הוראה
    Teaching
    Courses Taught in Recent Years

    Degree
    B.A./M.A./M.Sc/Ph.D.

    Type of Course
    Lecture/Seminar/Workshop

    Name of Course

    Year

    B.A

    Lecture
    (2002/5, Scholl of History)

    History of the State of Israel (1948-73)
    (with Prof. Y. Ben-Artzi)

    2002/5-7/9

    B.A

    Lecture

    Palestine During the Mandate Time

    2002/5-7/8

    M.A

    Seminar

    Journals and Autobiographies as Historical Source

    2002/5-7/8

    M.A

    Seminar

    Writing History

    2006/7

    M.A

    Seminar

    The Philosophy of History (with Prof. D. Statmann)

    2003/4-4/5

    M.A

    Seminar

    The End of the Mandate: Partition, Terrorism, and War

    2007/8

    Ph.D.

    Seminar, Scholl of History

    The Historian Craft

    2007/8

    M.A

    Lecture

    Methodology and Historiography

    2008/9

    B.A

    Seminar

    British, Jews and Arabs in Palestine, 1918-1948

    2008/9

    Supervision of Graduate Students

    Name of Student

    Title of Thesis

    Degree

    Date of Completion /
    in Progress

    Daniel Puah

    Settlements in the Demilitarize Zones Israel-Syria border and their Influence on Border Relations, 1949-53

    M.A

    1999

    Izhak Dori

    Hebrew Univ.’s Role in Shaping Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel during the First Decade

    M.A

    2001

    * Oded Raanan

    We’ve had Enough Freedom of Access: the Jewish Agency and the Holy Places in Jerusalem, 1929-1947

    M.A

    2002

    * Amnon Ramon

    Israel-Vatican Relations and the Question of Jerusalem (1958-1969) – the Israeli Perspective

    M.A Thesis Equiv.

    2003

    * Daniella Reich

    Between National Mission and Social Embargo: Relations between Jewish Women and British Military Personnel, 1940-48

    M.A

    2003

    * Michal Zinger

    Herzl’s Burial in Jerusalem (with Prof. M. Azariyahu)

    M.A

    2003

    * Aviva Hameiri

    Artistic Independence in an Evolving Country: “Ofekim Hadashim” in 1950s Israel (with Prof. E. Levinger)

    M.A

    2004

    * Ayala Levy

    Settlements of the “Finger of the Galilee” in 1948

    M.A

    2005

    * Irit Grinberg

    Development of Relations and Dilemmas between Bir`im DPs and the Settlements of Bar`am and Dovev

    M.A

    2005

    * Gal Oron

    Israeli Public Discourse on Infiltration and Reprisal Operations, 1948-1956

    M.A

    2008

    * Orit Engelberg

    Placeholder – Local Reflections of Memory, a Comparison between the Permanent Exhibits at Yad v’Shem and the American Holocaust Museum as Case Studies of Collective Memory of the Holocaust

    M.A

    2008

    * Ran Naveh

    Jewish Settlement in Efraim Mountains until 1948

    M.A Thesis Equiv.

    2008

    * Hagit Kirk

    The Connection between Mandate Officials’ Religious Views and their Position on Palestine, 1917-1932

    M.A

    2009

    * Yaakov Tzur

    The haKibbutz haMeochat and the Future Borders of Israel (19 20 - 48 )

    M.A Thesis Equiv.

    In referee process

    * Yossi Nameri

    Israel and Burma, 1949-1962 (with Prof. Y. Sichore)

    M.A

    2009

    * Hila Friedman

    The British Civilian Society During the Mandate Period

    M.A

    Research Proposal Approved

    * Anat Shimoni

    King David Hotel As Exterritorial Aria in Jerusalem, 1932-1946

    M.A

    Research Proposal Approved

    *Ora Rosenfeld

    Avshlom Fienberg

    M.A

    Research Proposal Approved

    * Rivka Itzhaki-Harel

    On the Way to Statehood: the British Regime, the Yishuv Establishment, and the Jewish Settlement Police Force, 1918-48

    Ph.D.

    2004

    * Amir Gilat

    Evolution of Local Establishment Newspapers in Haifa, 1950-75 (with Prof. O. Almog)

    Ph.D.

    2005

    * Dov Tamari

    Reserve Duty in Israel: Army and Society, 1948-1973 (with Prof. Y. Ben-Artzi)

    Ph.D.

    2008

    * Amnon Ramon

    Israel’s Relations with the Christian Establishment, the Case of Jerusalem, 1948-1973

    Ph.D.

    2008

    * Benyamin Yanai

    The British Government’s Policy on Palestine, 1938

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage II

    * Kobi Karmi

    The Appearance of Israeli Leaders: Photography and Propaganda (with Dr. Y. Rozen)

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage II

    * Simcha Yanai

    The Mandate Broadcasting Service (PBS), 1936-48

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage II

    * Ronit Carmeli

    Hashomer Hatzair Youth and the USSR, 1948-67

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage II

    * Micha Rinat

    The British Army in Palestine, 1945-48

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage I

    * Yossi Langotzki

    Israel and Security in Divided Jerusalem, 1948-67 (with Prof. Y. Gelber)

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage I

    * Ora Herman

    Ben-Gurion, His Administration and Eichmann Trail

    Ph.D.

    Research Student, Stage I


  • פרסומים
    Ph.D. Dissertation

    The 1956 Sinai Campaign, Political and Military Aspects, November 1992, 539 p., Hebrew, University of Haifa, Dept. of General History, Mentors: Prof. Yoav Gelber; Prof. Asher Cohen.

    Scientific Books (Refereed)

    Authored Books
    Published

    1. Zion in Zionism: Zionist Policy and the Question of Jerusalem, 1937-1949, Tel Aviv, TAU & Ministry of Defense, 1992, 141 pp. (Hebrew)

    2.There will be War this Summer…: Israel on the Path to the Sinai Campaign, 1955-1956 (Vol. 1: On the Path to War; Vol. 2: The War), Tel Aviv: Maarechot, 1997, 847 pp. (Hebrew)

    2a. Israel in Search of War: The Sinai Campaign, 1955-1956, Brighton, UK: Sussex Academic Press, 1998, 236 pp. (with modifications for readers in England and the United States).
    2b. La Guerre Du Sinai, 1955-1956, Paris: Editions Du Rocher, 2000, 342 pp. (with additions for the French edition). (French)

    3*. The British Mandate for Palestine, 1948: War and Evacuation, Jerusalem: The Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History, 2009, 280 pp. (Hebrew)

    Accepted

    3a*. The End of the British Mandate for Palestine, 1948: The Diary of Sir Henry Gurney, (English) St. Antony’s College Series, Oxford: Palgrave MacMillan, (approximately 310 pp.)

    4*. The Last Commissioner of Judea: General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham and the Yishuv, 1945-1948. (Hebrew), Tel Aviv: Chaim Weizmann Inst. for the Study of Zionism and Israel, TAU & Am Oved, (approximately 375 pp. )

    Essay Books

    Published
    5*. Wars Don’t Just Happen: On Memory, Force, and Choice, Ben-Shemen: Modan, 2002, 274 pp. (Hebrew)

    Edited Books

    Published
    1. Gaza Operation and Israel’s Reprisal Policy in the 1950s, Haifa & Tel Aviv: Herzl Inst., University of Haifa and Maarachot, 1994, 165 pp. (Hebrew)

    2. Policy of War, Policy of Peace: Subjects in the History of Security of the Yishuv and the State of Israel, Tel Aviv: Galili Association for Defense Studies, Defense Ministry, Hagana Archive, 1999, 255 pp. (Hebrew)

    3*. “Jerusalem in the Past Fifty Years,” Special Issue of The Journal of Israeli History, Politics, Society, Culture 23 (2) (Autumn 2004) 323 pp.

    4*. With and Against the Current: Mania Shochat, Letters and Documents, Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 2005. (with Yehuda Reinharz and Shulamith Reinharz). (Hebrew).[As agreed upon beforehand, my name appeals third but I wrote the introductory article, “Until the End and Beyond” (pp.15-48), as well as the 52 editorial notes and all the footnotes.]

    Articles in Refereed Journals

    Published
    1. “The Question of Jerusalem during the War of Independence,” Cathedra 54 (1989/90) 155-172. (Hebrew)

    2. “Dayan’s Leading to War: the Role of the Chief of General Staff in Israel’s Decision to Initiate War in October 1956”, Iyunim b’Tkumat Israel 4 (1994) 117-135. (Hebrew)

    3. “Zionism without Zion: The Jerusalem Question, 1947-1949,” Journal of Israeli History 16(1) (1995) 39-52.

    4. “The Historic Role of the Czech-Egyptian Weapons Deal of Autumn 1955,” Yahadut Zmaneinu 10 (1995/6) 237-259. (Hebrew)

    4a. “The Historical Place of the Czech-Egyptian Arms Deal, Fall 1955,” Middle Eastern Studies, 31(4) (October 1995), 803-827.

    5. “Ben-Gurion against Dayan, or in his Footsteps? Israel on the Path to the Initiated War,” Cathedra 81 (1996/7) 123-132. (Hebrew)
    6. “The ‘Haifa Turning Point’: The British Administration and the Determination of the Civil War in Palestine, December 1947-May 1948,” Middle Eastern Studies 37(4) (April 2001) 93-130.

    6a. “Britain and Decision of the ‘Civil War’ in Palestine”: The Haifa Turning Point, April 1948,” Tziyon (1998/9) 455-494. (Hebrew)

    7. “Jerusalem’s Hope Lies Only in Partition: Israeli Policy on the Jerusalem Question, 1948-1967,” International Journal of Middle East Studies 31(4) (November 1999) 577-604.

    8. “Limited Resourcefulness: the Attempt to Extract Jews from Egypt after the Sinai Campaign,” M’Kedem u-m’Yam (North African Jewry and Middle East Jewry in the 20th Century, Changes and Trends in Communities and in Israel) 7 (2000) 275-306. (Hebrew)

    9. “Shall We Go to War? And if We Do, When? The Genesis of the Internal Debate in Israel on the Road to the Sinai War,” Israel Affairs 6(3&4) (Spring/Summer 2000) 22-42.

    10. “Chief of Staff in Quest of a War, Moshe Dayan Leads Israel into War,” Journal of Strategic Studies 24(1) (March 2000) 49-70.

    11*. “We’ve been to the Carmel, Now Let’s Take a Trip to Auschwitz: the Founding of Israel, The Holocaust and the Youth’s Journey to Poland,” Israel Studies Forum 17(2) (Spring 2002) 31-60.

    12*. “Mania: Her Short Rise and Long Fall,” Israel: Journal on the Study of Zionism and Israel 3 (Spring 2003) 1-20. (Hebrew)

    13*. “‘If I lived there, it would crush me.’ Jerusalem from the Biographical to the Historical and Back: A Conversation with A.B. Yehoshua,” The Journal of Israeli History 23(2) (Autumn 2004) 279-300.

    14*. “From Civil War to Interstate War and Back: the War Over Israel/Palestine, 1945-2000,” Studies in Contemporary History 1(2) (2005) 54-70.

    Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books
    (which are not Conference Proceedings)


    Published
    1. “From the Internationalization of Jerusalem to its Inclusion in the State of Israel”, Varda Pilovski (ed.) The Transition from Yishuv to State, 1947-49: Continuity and Changes. Haifa, Herzl Inst., Univ. of Haifa, 1990, 299-312. (Hebrew)

    2. “Zionism without Zion?", Avi Bareli (ed.) Divided Jerusalem, 1948-1967”, Jerusalem:Yad Ben-Zvi, 1994, 30-52. (Hebrew)

    3. “Longings are Longings and Actions are Actions” Israel’s Policy on Jerusalem, 1949-1967,” Anita Shapira (ed.) Independence – The First Fifty Years: A Collection of Interdisciplinary Studies/ Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 1998, 296-267. (Hebrew, see also C7))

    4. “Weapons Deal or Alliance? A Chapter in Franco-Israeli Relations, April-July 1956,”, Yossi Ben-Artzi, Israel Bartal, and Elchanan Reiner (eds.), The Landscape of His Homeland – Studies in Geography and History in Honour of Yehoshua Ben-Arieh. Jerusalem: Magnus, 1999/2000, 515-532. (Hebrew)

    5. “The Battle of Mitla – Historical Assessment of an Israeli Myth of Heroism”, Alpayim 19, 1999/2000, 106-125. (Hebrew)

    6. “The ‘Haifa Turning Point’: Britain and the Civil War in the Land of Israel, December 1947-May 1948,”, Anita Shapira (ed.), State in the Making: Israeli Consciousness in the First Decades. Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 2001, 13-59. (Hebrew, see also C6a)

    7. “The Limits of Interpretation and the Permissible in the Historical Research of Israel’s Security”, Laura Eisenberg, Neil Caplan, Naomi Sokoloff, Mohammed Abu Nimer (eds.), Traditions and Transitions in Israel Studies. New York: SUNY Press, 2003, 25-41.

    8*. “The Sinai War 1956 – Three Partners, Three Wars”, Mordechai Bar-On (ed.) A Never Ending Conflict. Connecticut and London: Praeger, 2004, 87-108. (see also E3)

    9*. “Israel and the 1956 Sinai War: Between Relevancy and Anachronism”, Carole. Fink, Frank Hadler, Tomamz Schramm (eds.), 1956, European and Global Perspectives. Leipzig: Leipziger Universitatsverlag, 2006, 193-214.

    10*. “Israel and the Holocaust: Education and the Resort to Force”, Naomi Kremer (ed.), Civil Courage: Contemporary Response to Conflict and Prejudice. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007, 83-100.

    11*. "The Israeli Leadership, 1956: Personal Struggles and Strategic Considerations", Yossi. Goldstein (ed.), Leadership in Times of War, Rechovut: Yad Weitzmann, 2008, 108-119. (Hebrew)

    12*. “Moshe Shertok (Sharett) – "The Statesman of Tower and Stockade”, Yaakov & Rina Sharett (eds.), A Statesman Assessed, Views and Viewpoints about Moshe Sharett, Tel Aviv: MS Heritage Society, 2008, 340-248. (Hebrew)

    13*. "Issues in the Historiography of the 1948 War" (with Yehoshua Ben-Arieh and Benny Morris), Osnat Siran (ed.), A War – Sixty Years After, Tel Aviv: Galili Inst., 2008, 44-113. (Hebrew)

    Articles in Conference Proceedings

    Published
    1. “From the Internationalization of Jerusalem to Jerusalem, Capital of Israel: Theory and Practice,” Proceedings of the 10th World Conference of Jewish Studies, Section B, Volume I, History of the People of Israel, Jerusalem, 1989/90, 565-572. (Hebrew)

    2. “Israel and the Gaza Operation – Continuity or Change?, Motti Golani (ed.), Black Arrow: the Gaza Operation and Israel’s Reprisal Policy in the 1950s, A collection of articles. Haifa and Tel Aviv: Herzl Inst., University of Haifa & Maarekhot, 1994, 23-34. (Hebrew)

    3*. “The Sinai War 1956 – Three Partners Three Wars”, David Tal (ed.), The 1956 War: Collusion and Rivalry in the Middle East. London: Frank Cass, 2001, 169-193.

    Entries in Encyclopedias and Lexicons

    Published
    1. “The Hagana and IDF Regiments in the War of Independence”, Mordecahi Naor (ed.), The Hagana Lexivon. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense, 1992, 75-90. (Hebrew)

    2. “Eretz Israel Volunteering for the British Army during World War II”, Mordechai Naor (ed.), The Hagana Lexivon. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense, 1992, 137-8. (Hebrew)

    3*. Entries on Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin, and Ariel Sharon, Michael Fischbach (ed.), Biographical Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa. Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2007: Vol. 2, pp.610-615; 639-644; 747-753

    Other Academic Publications

    Articles

    1. “The Jerusalem District Office and Gush Etzion in 1948”, Mordechai Naor (ed.), Gush Etzion: From its Beginning to 1948, Idan No. 7. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 1986, 181-192 (peer review). (Hebrew)
    2. “The Finger of the Galilee during the Independence War”, Mordecahi Naor (ed.), The Finger of the Galilee, 1900-1967, Idan No. 16. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 1991, 153-164.
    3. “Jerusalem – Capital City, Divided City, Unified City, Disputed City”, Yaakov Shavit (ed.), Jerusalem – Biography. Tel Aviv, Zalman Shazar Center & Am Oved, 1998, 247—270. (Hebrew)
    4. “Teach about it or disagree with it? On the Connection between the Establishment of the State and the Holocaust”, B’Shvil Hazikaron 27 (March-April 1998) Yad va’Shem, 19-25. (Hebrew)
    5. “The Sinai Campaign, 1956”, Benny Michaelson, Abraham Zohar, and Efi Meltzer (eds.), The Struggle for the Security of Israel. University of Tel Aviv, Israeli Association for Military History, 1999, 98-123. (Hebrew)
    6. “Moshe Dayan – the Ultimate Leader”, Hanna Amit (ed.), Follow Him – On Leadership and Leaders. Tel Aviv: Ministry of Defense, 2000, 215-223. (Hebrew)
    7. Introduction to Nitza Ben-Ari (ed.), My Ruti: Moshe Dayan’s Letters from Acre Prison, Lod: Zmora Bitan, 2001, 15-22. (Hebrew)
    8. * "Moshe Dayan in the Leadership of the General Staff", Moshe Dayan – A Strategist and Statesman, Perspectives in National Defense, National Security Studies 5 (November 2003), University of Haifa & National Defense College, 33-37. (Hebrew)
    9. * Group Biography – “Main Points in the History of Zionist-Israeli History”, Pinhas Yihezkeli (ed.), On Military Leadership. Tel Aviv: Ha-Univerita ha-Meshuderet (2007) 92-98. (Hebrew)
    10. * "The Rise and Possible Fall of Partition West of the Jordan, 1948-2008", Israel: Growing Pains at 60, Viewpoint Special Edition, Middle East Institute, Washington DC (May 2008) 54-56.
    11. *"The Scars of Memory: Present-Past-Present", Shai Aloni, Warriors, Ein Harod: Israel Museums Forum, 2007, 119-126. (Hebrew)
    Reviews
    1. The War for Jerusalem – Between Testimony and Research”, Review of Itzhak Levy, (Levitza), Tisha` Kabin : Jerusalem in the Battles of the War of Independence, Maarekhot, 1986, in ahadut Zmaneinu 6, 1990, 373-378. (Hebrew)
    2. “War for the Collective Memory”, Review of Yehuda Lapidot, The Saison: The Hunting Down of Brothers, Tel Aviv: Jabotinsky Inst., 1994, in Iyunim b’Tkumat Israel 5 (1995) 574-581. (Hebrew)
    3. Review of Mordechai Bar-On, The Gates of Gaza: Israel’s Road to Suez and Back, 1955-1957, London: Macmillan, 1994, in The International History Review XIX (2) (May 1997) 456-459.
    4. “The Campaign of Liberation from the Fetters of Ben-Gurionist Historiography”, Review of Eial Kafkafi, Lavon, Anti-Messiah, Tel Aviv: Am Oved in Cathedra 97 (1998), 157-160. (Hebrew)
    5. “And When the Smoke of the Campfire Dissipates?”, Review of Carmit Guy, Bar Lev: A Biography, in Haaretz Book Section, 24 March 1999, 16-17. (Hebrew)
    6. Review of Yossi Katz, The Jewish Agency’s Partition Plan in the Mandate Era, London and Portland: Frank Cass, 1998, in the International History Review XXII(3) (September 2000) 695-696.
    7. * Review of Bernard Wasserstein, Divided Jerusalem: the Struggle for the Holy City, London: Profile Books, 2002), in The Journal of Israeli History 23(2) (2004) 316-323.
    8. * "If You are not With Us, You are Against Us", Review of Devorah Barzilai, A National Home for the Jewish People: The Concept in British Political Work and Thinking, 1917-1923, Haaretz Book Section, 31 March 2004, 26. (Hebrew)
    9. * “…the Government Ministers referred More than Once to the General Staff Meetings as: The Jews”, Review of Ami Gloska, Eshkol: Give an Order: The IDF and the Israel Government on the Way to the Six-Days War, 1963-1967, Tel Aviv: Maarekhot, 2004, in Haaretz Book Section, 16 March 2005. (Hebrew)
    10. 18. * “I Fear the Day that the Arabs Say: You Want Direct Negotiations? No Problem!”, Review of Tom Segev, 1967, Jerusalem: Keter, 2005, in Israel 10 (2006) 255-259. (Hebrew)
    11. *"Policy and Prejudice", Review of Uri Bialer, Cross on the Star of David: The Christian World in Israel Foreign Policy 1948-1967, in Israel 12, (2007), 223-227. (Hebrew)

    Other Publications
    Books

    1. Shaalu Shlom Yerushalayim -Five Tour Routes through Jerusalem. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 1981, 119 pp. (Hebrew)
    Articles
    1. “From Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – A Tour the Footsteps of the Fighters of 1948”, Mordechai Naor (ed.), The First Year of Independence, 1948-1949, (with Amnon Ramon), Idan 10. Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi, 1988, 269-286. (Hebrew)
    2. “'The Revenge of the Threatened Father’: Moshe Sharett and David Ben-Gurion”, Davar, 5 July 1995, 13. (Hebrew)

    Other Works Connected with my Scholarly Field Chapters in Texts books

    1. “Evolution of the Jewish Yishuv’s Military Force (1939-1947)”, Neima Barzel (ed.), Establishing a State: Exploring the Processes and Ideas which Laid the Basis for the State in the Making. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997, 269-298. (Hebrew)
    2. “The War of Independence,”, Neima Barzel, (ed.), Establishing a State: Exploring the Processes and Ideas which Laid the Basis for the State in the Making. Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, 1997, 333-363. (Hebrew)
    3. The War of Independence (228-244), Israel’s Wars and Conception of Security (284-294), Trends in Israeli Foreign Policy (295-302), the Struggle for Economic Independence (303-306), Patterns of Jewish Life in the Diaspora and their Connection to Israel (329-332), Eliezar Domka (ed.), The World and the Jews in Recent Generations. Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center, 1999, (Hebrew)

    Books, Articles and Other Works Submitted for Publication

    Books
    Authored

    1. General Sir Alan Gordon Cunningham: From the Western Desert to Palestine 1941-1948. Approximately 450 pp. (for Yale University Press) [Unlike the Hebrew version, see B4, that deals mainly with Palestine 1945-48, this book focused on Cunningham During the WWII and his memory war after 1948.]
    Edited
    1. Sinai Campaign, 50 Years After, New Articles collection. Approximately 300 pp. (for Herzl Institute Press). (Hebrew)
    Articles
    1. “‘For the Sake of Zion’: A Preliminary Look at the Charged Interactions between Jewish Women and British Imperial Soldiers in late Mandate Palestine (1940-1948)” (with Daniella Reich), Approximately 25 pp. (for Tziyon). (Hebrew) – (Revised and Resubmitted)
    2. "Palestine 1945-1948, View From the High Commissioner Window", Approximately 20 pp. (for King's College, London articles collection of May 2008 conference: "Palestine, Britain and the Empire, 1850-1948)

    Summary of my Activities and Future Plans

    The Mandate Period has always been my primary area of research interest, particularly the contemporaneous British-Zionist connection. Beginning with the Zionist connection to Jerusalem in Mandate times, I moved on to the first decade of the Israeli state, postulating that the termination of the Mandate on May 14, 1948, followed the next day by Israel’s establishment, was more a matter of continuity than change. Following this chapter in the pursuit of my research, in which I focused on questions of security and war, notably the Sinai War (1956), I returned to the Mandate period, this time to the British aspect of the well-known Palestine “triangle.”

    My interest in Mandatory Palestine and nascent Israel stem from their distinctiveness as well as their comparability to other cases of the time. I believe that a contextual and comparative discussion affords a more complete picture of “what happened” and a better understanding of “what is happening.”

    During this period I considered a number of theses that allow for an additional, different view of the periods and subjects of my research. I was glad to discover that they have also generated debate. An example is the ambivalence I find in the Zionist approach to the Jerusalem question, deriving from the necessity to cope with a holy city while simultaneously recognizing the realpolitik which obliges its partition. Or my thesis concerning Israel’s choice of war in 1956, not because of any immediate threat but because of the necessity, in the view of its leaders at the time, for a significant ally – a necessity which would lead Israel to join the Anglo-French coalition. Another thesis I propounded deals, for example, with the convergent (as opposed to the joint) interests of Britain, the Zionist movement, and the Yishuv. I would make so bold as to argue that without that alliance, it is unlikely that the State of Israel would have been established. These and other propositions I have adduced are not, of course, set in stone: they must be constantly reexamined.

    The work I did on the last British High Commissioner, Alan Cunningham, led me to the next chapter in my research. Here I embark, on the one hand, on the road of what is for me a new genre – biographical writing – while, on the other, remaining on the path of the Mandate-Israel continuum which is my abiding interest. It is not by chance that I am now working on Moshe Dayan and on Chaim Weizmann. Their lives are to a large extent also the story of the continuity and the change in the transition from Mandate to state.

    I have started working on the biography of Moshe Dayan (1915-1981). The last significant study on Dayan was undertaken by Shabtai Teveth and was published in 1971. I am already in the midst of collecting material. In many ways, Dayan was an Israeli symbol and archetype. In addition to the important biographical aspects of the project, I intend on developing it as a study to better understand Israeli society, particularly in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Recently I joined the Weizmann Institute project of completing the biography of Chaim Weizmann from 1922, at the high point of his political and scientific career, to his death in 1952.

    At the same time, I will draw on the knowledge and immense amount of material I have accumulated in recent years about the end of the British Mandate in Palestine and the early years of Israel, to answer additional questions on the subject, primarily through academic articles and conference papers. 

     
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