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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1,557 words

The state of Israel, declared an independent Jewish democratic state in 1948, from its inception announced openly its commitment ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Children's Literature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Literature, Children's literature studies
Length:
796 words
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1

Modern Israel was established on May 15, 1948, by a majority vote of the United Nations in the area ...

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,370 words

The Israeli state, from a comparative perspective, belongs to the category of immigrant-settler nation-states, based on a frontier society that ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
Length:
2,476 words
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1

When the State of Israel was established in May 1948 it was able to build on an economy that had ...

Israel, State of

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
543 words

The literature on the State of Israel is vast. The Encyclopedia Judaica alone has over a thousand pages and an ...

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Giora Manor

The International Encyclopedia of Dance

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
7,843 words

[To survey dance traditions in Israel, this entry comprises two articles. The first article provides a general overview; the ...

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
5,339 words
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1

Israel was born on 15 May 1948 as the daughter of European nationalism of the nineteenth century. On that date ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
Length:
2,655 words
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1

At the end of 2005, the Arab minority in Israel numbered approximately 1,377,100, constituting 19.7 percent of the total ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Religion
Length:
960 words

Country on the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Established in 1948 as an independent nation on land that was ...

Israel

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Encyclopedia of Human Rights

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Social sciences
Length:
8,202 words

Israel was established as a Jewish democracy. The relationship between state and religion is critical when one analyzes the protection ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Dance (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Dance, Music
Length:
682 words
Ballet performances date back to the 1920s when Rina Nikova, a Russian émigrée dancer, founded her own company in Jerusalem and staged classically based works with biblical themes. During ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
772 words

The State of Israel is a small country in the E Mediterranean. Inland lie the Judaeo-Galilean highlands, from N Israel ...

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
904 words
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4

The State of Israel is a small country in the E Mediterranean. Inland lie the Judaeo-Galilean highlands, from N Israel ...

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The Continuum Complete International Encyclopedia of Sexuality

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences, Society and culture
Length:
42,021 words
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1

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Demographics and a Brief Historical Perspective

Robert T. Francoeur

A. Demographics

At the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea, in

Israel and Environmentalism

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
Length:
2,842 words

Environmental History Prior to the Foundation of Modern Israel ...

Efforts to protect the land of Israel or the Holy Land

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Alan Dowty

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,327 words

The modern state of Israel grew out of a movement to restore Jewish statehood in the historic Jewish homeland. Modern ...

ISRAEL, STATE OF, JEWISH RELIGIOUS LIFE IN

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,194 words

Israel defines itself as a Jewish state and over 80 percent of its population is identified (and self-identifies) as Jewish. ...

ISRAEL, STATE OF, THEOLOGICAL ASPECTS

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
757 words

The topic is usually discussed among Religious Zionists (see Religious Zionism) in terms of messianism. The institutionally sanctioned ...

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The Continuum Companion to Twentieth Century Theatre

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,587 words

Hebrew drama is mainly a product of the twentieth century. Revived as a spoken language by the late nineteenth century, ...

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