The mediterranean moment in Israel: From national borders to geo-political zones

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In the following article I shall analyze the rise of the support for the Mediterranean idea in Israel. I shall investigate and interpret the debate on the emerging Israeli Mediterranean identity through interviews with public figures and writers, and through media reports. The idea of a Mediterranean identity is not a foreign, imagined notion but rather an authentic expression of people living in the Mediterranean region. In Israel, the idea arose dialectically from the weariness of the Israeli people with the political dimension of the conflict with their Arab and Palestinians neighbors on the one hand, and on the other, from an increasing recognition of the importance of regional identity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-47
Number of pages23
JournalInternational Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2015


  • Geo-political zones
  • Israel
  • Mediterranean moment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations


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