The discourses of "psychology" and the "normalization" of war in contemporary Israel

Edna Lomsky-Feder*, Eyal Ben-Ari

*Corresponding author for this work

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A former chief psychologist of IDF declares that in Israel, military service is as natural a life-course stage as are pregnancy and birth. 1 A feature magazine article describes how a veteran of the 1973 war discovers and comes to terms with "his" post-traumatic syndrome, and how he is currently involved in litigation for emotional damage.2 A senior comma nder of the I DF de votesanop-edpie ce to the "orga nizational climate" of combat units and how their informal activities meet the "needs" of troops.3 The seare just a fewtypical, ifrandom, examples of how ps ycho - logical terminology has entered discussions about war and the military in contemporary Israel.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationMilitarism and Israeli Society
PublisherIndiana University Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Print)9780253354419
StatePublished - 2010


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