The role of Israel’s army: from state-building and social cohesion to disunity?
Public policy

The role of Israel’s army: from state-building and social cohesion to disunity?

The role of the military in Israel can be expressed through four principal channels: its function as an integrating institution in society; its role in shaping a common Jewish identity; its capacity to build a national consensus and to influence security policy under the domination of Mapai; and its more recent diminished ability to unify the entire nation over defense matters. Continue reading