By Baruch Kimmerling
This thought-provoking publication, the 1st of its variety within the English language, reexamines the fifty-year-old state of Israel when it comes to its origins as a haven for a persecuted humans and its evolution right into a multi- cultural society. Arguing that the mono-cultural regime outfitted in the course of the Fifties is over, Baruch Kimmerling means that the Israeli kingdom has divided into seven significant cultures. those seven teams, he contends, were not easy another for regulate over source distribution and the identification of the polity. Kimmerling, probably the most renowned social scientists and political analysts of Israel this present day, is dependent upon a wide physique of sociological paintings at the kingdom, civil society, and ethnicity to offer an outline of the development and deconstruction of the secular-Zionist nationwide identification. He indicates how Israeliness is changing into a prefix for different identities in addition to a felony and political idea of citizen rights granted by means of the nation, even though no longer unavoidably both to varied segments of society.