1948 as a turning point on the Israeli political map

Yeḥiʻam Ṿaits, Meir Hatina

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The focus of the article is the building of the new political map in 1948 - the year of the establishment of the State of Israel. Its essence was to establish new parties that changed the nature of Israeli politics. The map lasted for many years-until 1965, then a new political map was built. Its main chapters: The establishment of Mapam-the main party of the Zionistleft (January 1948); The establishment of the Herut Movement-the main party of the Revisionist Movement (May 1948); The establishment of the Progressive Party-the minor and moderate party (October 1948); The establishment of the political block of the four religious parties; The summary chapter-the place and the position of Mapai (The Labor Party)-the center party in Israel.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-179
Number of pages23
JournalIsrael Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019

RAMBI Publications

  • Rambi Publications
  • Israel -- History -- War of Independence, 1948-1949 -- Influence
  • Israel -- Politics and government -- 1948-1967
  • Political parties -- Israel -- History -- 20th century
  • Right and left (Political science) -- Eretz Israel
  • Right and left (Political science) -- Israel


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