in: The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Volume 555, p. 46-61
ISSN: 0002-7162 (print), 1552-3349 (electronic)
Argues that Israel is in a transitionary phase from Zionism to post-Zionism, as the original goals of Zionism have largely been accomplished. The post-Zionist Israeli state is predicted to be more committed to advancing the interests of all its citizens, regardless of ethnicity, & to become more fully integrated into the region. The status of non-Jewish Israelis is expected to improve, while the social position of non-Israeli Jews is predicted to decrease. Interests promoting & actively fighting this metamorphosis are discussed. The major cleavages in Israeli society obstructing this transition are enumerated, ie, divisions between citizens & noncitizens, Jewish & Palestinian citizens, Ashkenazi & Sephardi Jews, & religious & secular Jews. Adapted from the source document.