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The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Amir Koushkani & Rob Simms Lexington Books (January 20, 2012)

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...

Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold Lexington Books (June 12, 2014)

The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain’s...

Israeli Culture on the Road to the Yom Kippur War

by Dalia Gavriely-Nuri Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

While many scholars have tried to explain why Israel was caught unawares despite its sophisticated military intelligence services, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri looks beyond the military, intelligence, and political explanations...

International Legitimacy and the Politics of Security: The Strategic Deployment of Lawyers in the Israeli Military

by Alan Craig Lexington Books (May 29, 2013)

The politics of security is increasingly concerned with the legitimacy of military operations, demanding a political engagement with law and ethics that is empowering the lawyers through a continuing expansion...

Mohammad Reza Shajarian's Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979-2010

by Rob Simms & Amir Koushkani Lexington Books (March 22, 2012)

Mohammad Reza Shajarian’s Avaz in Iran and Beyond, 1979–2010 is a comprehensive study of the legacy of Mohammad Reza Shajarian, the greatest living exponent of avaz, the traditional art of singing classical...

The Holocaust, Rebirth, and the Nakba

by Yair Auron Lexington Books (October 04, 2017)

Yair Auron's important, innovative and instructive book relates critically to the narratives created by Israeli society regarding the events of 1948: the establishment of the State of Israel and the Palestinian...

Minorities in the Israeli Military, 1948–58

by Randall S. Geller Lexington Books (August 16, 2017)

This will be the first study to explore the attitudes and policies on all sides of the majority/minority divide in Israel during the state’s formative decade, and how the social, political, and strategic decisions...

American Presidents and Jerusalem

by Ghada Hashem Talhami Lexington Books (April 26, 2017)

Any casual observer of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict would immediately recognize that the holy city of Jerusalem is the core issue impeding a permanent peace settlement between the two antagonists. The...

Nationalizing Judaism

by David Ohana, Ari Barell & Michael Feige Lexington Books (June 05, 2017)

This new book by historian David Ohana analyzes Zionism and the Israeli state as a theological ideology. The book pursues this provocative end by showing the dialectical tension between Judaism and Zionism....

Israeli Prisoner of War Policies

by Alexander Bligh Lexington Books (March 16, 2017)

Israeli Prisoner of War Policies: From the 1949 Armistice to the 2006 Kidnappings examines the development of Israel’s policies toward prisoners of war across multiple conflicts. Taking POWs is an indication...

The 1973 Yom Kippur War and the Reshaping of Israeli Civil-Military Relations

by Eyal Lewin, Udi Lebel, Rafi Mann & Nissim Leon et al. Lexington Books (May 06, 2015)

This book examines the rise of identities and agents that were formed after the 1973 Yom Kippur War and highlights the effects they had on the formation of Israeli policy. This book forms a study that connects...

The Planning and Building of the Hebrew University, 1919-1948: Facing the Temple Mount

by Diana Dolev Lexington Books (March 08, 2016)

This book analyzes the construction of the first Hebrew University, which the author identifies as central to Zionist goals, and details the challenged faced by the well-known architects and planners related...