Oriental Neighbors

Oriental Neighbors

Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine

Book - 2016
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Winner of the Shapiro Prize for best book of 2016

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.
Publisher: Waltham, Massachusetts :, Brandeis University Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781512600063
Call Number: 305.8009 J1572o
Characteristics: xiv, 269 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Naor, Moshe - Author


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