Entre guerre et paix: Israël au jour le jour

Translated title of the contribution: Between war and peace: Everyday Israel

Dafna Shir-Vertesh, Fran Markowitz

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This study explores the existential setting of Israel as a country almost at war. War readiness is integrated into the daily lives of Israeli and Palestinian citizens, creating a habitual tension between the normalcy of the everyday and an ever.present war.like atmosphere. The article shows how residents of the Israeli city of Beer.Sheva and its suburbs struggled to preserve some form of their daily routine during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012. It presents their diverse reactions to violent eruptions of the mundane, and concludes that this state of between war and peace is increasingly becoming an accepted and acceptable way to live and be in Israel, as what was once believed to be ephemeral has become constant and permanent.

Translated title of the contributionBetween war and peace: Everyday Israel
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)209-221
Number of pages13
JournalEthnologie Francaise
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Almost-war
  • Chronotopes
  • Israel
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Operation Pillar of Defense

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Anthropology


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