On November 4, 1995, the prime minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, was shot three times in the back. His assassination consummated two decades of growing malevolence between the two new political-cultural tendencies that had emerged in Israel since the 1970s: neo-Zionism and post-Zionism. Toward the century’s end, Israel’s founding Jewish-nationalist ethos, Zionism, is undergoing a crisis, and two emerging antagonistic foci of identity are struggling to reshape a new ethos for Israel: hyper-nationalist neo-Zionism and civic-liberal post-Zionism. Yitzhak Rabin, “Mr. Security” of Zionism, had fallen victim to a tag of war he facilitated setting in motion, but never really comprehended.
|Title of host publication||The New Israel|
|Subtitle of host publication||Peacemaking and Liberalization|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||24|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2018|
- Israel -- Economic conditions