The Israeli Defence Forces and the Foundation of Israel
Utopia in Uniform
By (author) Ze'ev Drory
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Israeli Defence Forces and the Foundation of Israel by Ze'ev Drory
Book DescriptionThis book discusses the contribution of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) to the building of the social and educational foundations of the country, and its role in the area of immigrant absorption and settlement during the first years of the Israeli State. The author examines how under the guidance of David Ben-Gurion Israel was able to utilize the values of military organization to combat severe, economic, and social difficulties, and build a civil society to underpin the new state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714656632
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Israeli Defence Forces and the Foundation of Israel, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Ze'ev Drory
Discusses the contribution and role of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in the area of immigrant absorption and settlement during the first years of the Israeli State. The author examines how under the guidance of David Ben-Gurion Israel was able to combat severe economic and social difficulties, and build a civil society to underpin the new state.
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Author Biography - Ze'ev Drory
Ze'ev Drory is Director of the Military and Defence Studies programme at the Department of History, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is the author of Israel's Reprisal Policy, 1935-1956 (Frank Cass, 2004).
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