The War of 1948

The War of 1948

Representations of Israeli and Palestinian Memories and Narratives
Edited by Avraham Sela and Alon Kadish
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 11/21/2016
Format: Paperback 32 b+w
ISBN: 978-0-253-02242-4
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The 1948 War is remembered in this special volume, including aspects of Israeli-Jewish memory and historical narratives of 1948 and representations of Israeli-Palestinian memory of that cataclysmic event and its consequences. The contributors map and analyze a range of perspectives of the 1948 War as represented in literature, historical museums, art, visual media, and landscape, as well as in competing official and societal narratives. They are examined especially against the backdrop of the Oslo process, which brought into relief tensions within and between both sides of the national divide concerning identity and legitimacy, justice, and righteousness of "self" and "other."

Author Bio

Avraham Sela is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and a senior research fellow at the Truman Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His most recent book (with Shaui Mishal) is The Palestinian Hamas: Vision, Violence and Coexistence.

Alon Kadish is Professor in the Department of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Director of the Institute for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement at the Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi in Jerusalem. His most recent articles on the 1948 War were published in Ariel and Middle East Journal.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Avraham Sela and Alon Kadish

Israeli and Palestinian Memories and Historical Narratives of the 1948 War—An Overview
Avraham Sela and Alon Kadish

The 1948 Palestine War on the Small Screen: A Comparative Analysis of its Representation in Two Israeli Television Series
Bosmat Garami

Israel’s Publications Agency and the 1948 Palestinian Refugees
Rafi Nets-Zangut

The War of Independence Exhibited: A Study of Three Israeli Museums
Ofer Boord

Contested Urban Memoryscape Strategies and Tactics in Post-1948 Haifa
Ziva Kolodney

The Making of a Myth: The Story of Kfar Etzion in Religious Zionism 1948–1967
Dror Greenblum

Descending the Khazooq: "Working Through" the Trauma of the Nakba in Emile Habibi’s Oeuvre
Assaf Peled

Wa-Ma Nasayna (We Have Not Forgotten): Palestinian Collective Memory and the Print Work of Abed Abdi
Tal Ben-Zvi

The Palestinian Exile—Drama Shapes Memory
Mustafa Kabha

Epilogue: Reflections on Post-Oslo Israeli and Palestinian History and Memory of 1948
Avraham Sela and Neil Caplan

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