Oriental neighbors: Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in mandatory Palestine

Abigail Jacobson, Moshe Naor

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"Focusing on Oriental Jews and their relations with their Arab neighbors in Mandatory Palestine, this book analyzes the meaning of the hybrid Arab-Jewish identity that existed among Oriental Jews, and discusses their unique role as political, social, and cultural mediators between Jews and Arabs. Integrating Mandatory Palestine and its inhabitants into the contemporary Semitic-Levantine surroundings, Oriental Neighbors illuminates broad areas of cooperation and coexistence, which coincided with conflict and friction, between Oriental and Sephardi Jews and their Arab neighbors. The book brings the Oriental Jewish community to the fore, examines its role in the Zionist nation-building process, and studies its diverse and complex links with the Arab community in Palestine"--
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWaltham, Massachusetts
PublisherBrandeis University Press
Number of pages269
ISBN (Electronic)1512600059, 1512600067, 1512600075, 9781512600056, 9781512600063, 9781512600070
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameThe Schusterman series in Israel studies
PublisherBrandeis University Press


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