The idea of collective victimhood exists in many cultures, but the idea has made a particularly strong impression on Israeli politics. These studies take a close look at how victimhood has (or has not) impacted the history of Zionism and the rhetoric of various Israeli prime ministers both internally and externally. There are also crucial ramifications connected with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the treatment of refugees. Highly recommended for academic collections.
Victimhood Discourse in Contemporary Israel offers a rich interdisciplinary analysis of a critical obstacle to progress in settling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It will be valuable to students and scholars of Israel
Studies, as well as those of other societies trapped in a conflict so generously fueled by victimhood narratives.