Prof. David Newman – Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, professor of political science specializing in political geography and, more precisely, in borders – explains why borders are becoming more and more relevant today, even though the world is the proverbial global village.
The Tel Aviv Review
Dr Moshe Cohen-Gil talks about his new book “The Israelis who Wished to Cure the World,” which tells the story of the pioneers of alternative medicine in Israel.
Prof. Shlomo Avineri, one of Israel’s most eminent political scientists, a veteran lecturer at the Hebrew University, and former Director-General of the Foreign Ministry, and author of the book titled Herzl: Theodore Herzl and the foundations of the Jewish State, that was recently published in English.
Avi Pitchon’s “Rotten Johnny and the Queen of Shivers: Counterculture in Escape from Israeliness” chronicles his personal involvement in a very specific turning point in the history of Israeli culture, both homegrown and adopted from overseas – the emergence of punk culture in the 1980s.
On paper, Israelis of mixed ethnicity – those of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi descent – are the realization of the Zionist dream of the gathering of the diasporas; but in reality, their situation is no less troublesome.
Psychoanalysis may serve as good meeting point between the calling of universalism and the value of pluralism, which has long since been the bane of multiculturalism