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Israel After 1948: Post-War Reconstruction and State Building

A public talk by Moshe Naor, Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at York University

Thursday, February 23, 2012
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
UCLA Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90024

This lecture deals with the characteristics of post-war reconstruction in the State of Israel at the end of the 1948 War and during the early 1950s, and its impact on the shaping of Israeli society in these formative years. At this stage of consolidation of power in the hands of the state and the absorption of mass immigration, reconstructions of a number of communities in Israeli society paralleled one another as separate endeavors. This lecture focuses on the patterns and priorities of reconstruction of society as a whole and rehabilitation of the war generation in particular.

Professor Moshe Naor is a lecturer in the Rothberg International School, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and in the Interdisciplinary Program at Tel Aviv University. His publications and research interests focus on Israeli Social and Political History, the History of the Jewish Community in Palestine, and Peace and Conflict Studies.  Professor Naor's book, "On the  Home Front:  Tel Aviv and the Mobilization of the Yishuv in the War of Independence," was published by Yad Ben-Zvi in 2009.  He is also the editor of State and Community (Magnes Press, 2004) and Army, Memory and National Identity (Magness Press, 2007).  His current research deals with Israeli Post-War Reconstruction and State Building in the early 1950s and on Jewish-Arab Relations in Mandatory Palestine.


Cost : Free and open to the public


Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies

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