Prof. Arnon Gutfeld

Emeritus in Department of History
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Prof. Arnon Gutfeld
Phone: 03-6405492
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Office: Gilman-humanities, 465



Name : Arnon Gutfeld
Address :   (home) 5 Brazil Street
                              Ramat-Aviv 69460, Israel
                              Tel:  972-3-6428412
                               Fax: 972-3-6422412
                    (work) Department of History
                               Tel-Aviv University
                               Ramat-Aviv 69978, Israel
                               Tel:   972-3-6407998
                                Fax: 972-3-6406229    .

 1971 University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D. in American History.
 1967 University of Montana. M.A. in History.
 1965 University of Montana. B.A in History.
Languages: Fluent in English, German and Hebrew (written and spoken).

2012-present Chairperson. Department of Political Science. Yezreel Valley                  
         Academic College.
2008 – Professor (Emeritus), Tel-Aviv University
2005- present Tel-Aviv University. Full Professor of American History
1995- 2005 Tel-Aviv University. Associate Professor
2002 Venice International University. Visiting Professor
2001- 2011- Adjunct  Professor, School of Government and School of Law,                                                                                                                           
                     Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya.
1972-1995 Tel-Aviv University. Senior Lecturer.
1984-1985 University of Manitoba. Visiting Professor
1979 summer- University of Florida. Visiting Professor.
1977-78 University of Florida. Visiting Associate Professor
1974-76 Tel-Aviv University. Head, Special Programs Division
1972-76 Tel-Aviv University. Head, Overseas Students Program


1970 UCLA Chancellor Merit Award for Exceptional Teaching
1984-85 Canada-Israel Foundation for Educational Exchange, Visiting Professorship at University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

With Bernard Reich, The United States and the Israel-Arab Conflict, Tel-Aviv: Maarachot (Hebrew), 1975.

Montana’s Agony: Years of War and Hysteria 1917-1921, Gainesville, FL, University Presses of Florida, 1979.

The American Experience: Essays in American History and Culture, (ed). Tel-Aviv: The Aranne Graduate School of History, Tel Aviv-University and Zmora Bitan Publishers, (Hebrew), 1986

From Colonies to Civil War: American History to 1861, Tel-Aviv: Maarachot (Hebrew), 1986.

The Road to Revolution and Independence: the Growth of the Constitutional Idea in America, 1763-1776, Tel-Aviv: The Aranne Graduate School of History, Tel-Aviv University (Hebrew), 1987.

The Beginnings of a Nation: The Implementation of the Constitutional Idea in the United States, 1776-1800, Tel-Aviv: The Aranne Graduate School of History, Tel- Aviv University and Papyrus Publishing House at Tel-Aviv University, (Hebrew), 1989.

From Civil War to Cold War: Interpretations in Modern American History, Tel-Aviv: Maarachot  (Hebrew), 1989.

American Democracy: The Real, The Imagined and the False, (ed.). Ganei Aviv-Lod, Israel: The Aranne Graduate School of History, Tel-Aviv University and Zmora-Bitan Publishers, (Hebrew), 2002. 

American Exceptionalism: The Effects of  Plenty on the American Experience, Brighton, UK and Portland, OR: Sussex Academic Press, 2002.

Gateways to the American Experience. Tel-Aviv: Ramot Publishing House at Tel- Aviv University, (Hebrew), 2006.

Genocide in the 'Land of the Free': The Indians of North Ameica 1776-1890. Raanana, Israel: The Open University of Israel, (Hebrew), 2006.

Treasure State Justice: Judge George M. Bourquin Defender of the Rule of Law. Lubbock, TX :Texas Tech University Press, 2014.

Genocide in the 'Land of the Free': The Indians of North America 1776- 1890. Tel- Aviv, The Open University of Israel and Contendo deSmerik Publishers, 2014. [Expanded and up-dated English version of the 2006 Hebrew version].


“The Ves Hall Case, Judge Bourquin and the Sedition Act of  1918,” Pacific Historical Review, XXXVII, (May 1968), 163-178.

“The Speculator Disaster in 1917, Labor Resurgence at Butte, Montana," Arizona and the West, XI (Spring, 1969), 27-38.

“The Levine Affair : A Case Study in Academic Freedom," Pacific Historical Review, XXXIX, (February, 1970), 19-37.

“The Murder of  Frank Little : Radical Labor Agitation in Butte, Montana, 1917,” abor History, X (Spring, 1969), 177-192. Reprinted in Michael Malone and Richard Roeder (eds.), Montana’s Past: Selected Essays, Missoula MT., University of Montana Press, 370-391, 1973.

“A Russian Jew Named Levine," in Lloyd Gartner,(ed.) Michael, Vol.14, Tel-Aviv University Publication in Jewish History, 211-225, 1974.

“U.S. Policy in the Middle East,” in Avigdor Levy (ed.) The Middle East: Risks and Opportunities, 25-37, Tel-Aviv: Straris, Israel Institute of Strategic Studies and Policy Analysis, 1975.
“The American Cowboy and the Frontier - Myth and Reality,” Zmanim, (Tel-Aviv University Graduate School Historical Quarterly), IV, No.16, (Hebrew), Autumn 1984, 58-69.

“One Hundred Years of Organized Labor in the U.S. from Exclusion to Partnership," in Arnon Gutfeld (ed.) The American Experience, Essays in American History and Culture, Tel-Aviv: The Aranne Graduate School of History and Zmora Bitan (Hebrew), 1986, 120-142.

“Democracy in Crisis : Sedition and Agitation in the United States During World War I," Zmanim, No.24, (Hebrew), Winter 1987, 20-31.

“The Separation of Powers Concept and the Marbury v. Madison Case and their Significance to American Democracy,” Zmanim, No. 26, (Hebrew), Summer 1987, 62-71.

“Xenophobia and Nativism in Post Civil War U.S.," in Zvi Rosen and Zvi Tauber (eds.), Violence and Tolerance, Tel-Aviv: Papyrus, 1989, 55-66.

“The Sacco-Vanzetti Affair: A Reappraisal," Zmanim, No.36, (Hebrew), Winter 1990, 62-69.

“George Bourquin: A Montana Judge’s Stand Against 'Government Despotism,'" Western Legal History, Vol. VI, Winter/Spring 1993, 51-68.

“The Lady Said 'No': Jeannette Rankin’s Pacifism,” Zmanim, No.46-47, Winter 1993, (Hebrew), 160-171.

“History and Justice in Indian Law : An Analysis of Scheer v. Moody," in European Review of Native American Studies, VIII (1994), 31-34.

“Eagle Against the Sun at Home : Japanese-American Detention Camps in the U.S. during World War II," Zmanim, No.52, (Hebrew), Spring 1995, 67-79.

 “The Deprivation of Indian Sovereignty, 1776-1871,” The Israel Yearbook on Human Rights XXV ( 1995 ), 169-192.

“Stark, Staring, Raving Mad : An Analysis of a World War I Impeachment Trial," Yearbook of German American Studies, XXX  (1995), 57-72.

“Western Justice and the Rule of Law; Bourquin on Loyalty, the Red Scare, and Indians," Pacific Historical Review,  LXV (1996), 85-106.

“The Brown v. Topeka Board of Education Decision and its Impact on American History,” in Daniel Gutwein and Menachem Mautner (eds.).Law and History. Jerusalem: Israel Historical Association, 1999, (Hebrew), 231-246.

"'As American as Cherry Pie’: Political Violence as a Persistent Theme in American History,” The Israel Yearbook on Human Rights XXVIII (1998), 121-169.

"Loyalty, Treason and Sedition in the United States During Crisis Times," In Raphael Cohen-Almagor (ed.) Challenges to Democracy: Essays in Honour and Memory of  Isaiah Berlin. London, Ashgate, 2000, 55-76.

"'Purveyors of Injustice': Bourquin on Lawyers and the Legal System,” Tel-Aviv Studies in Law XV (2000), 237-255.

"'We Must Have no Criticism Now' “: Loyalty and Sedition Laws in the United States During and After World War I," Mishpatim (Hebrew), Hebrew University Law Journal XXXI (2000), 193-218.

“On Civil Disobedience and Democracy,” Zmanim (Hebrew) No.71, Summer 2000,

“ ‘Let us Save them now, or we never shall’: Rhetoric and Metaphor in the Cherokee Removal bill Debate," Studies in American Culture (co-author). XXIII  (2000), 1-23. 
"Demonic Images of the Jew in the Nineteenth Century United States,” (co-author) American Jewish History. LXXXIX  (2001), 355 - 381.

“From Evolution to Revolution : The Supreme Court’s Dismantling of Segregation, 1938-1954,” Studies in American Culture XXIV (2001), 99-114.

“Separation of Church and State in the American Supreme Court,” in Nachum Langental and Shuki Friedman (eds.). The Conflict: Church and State in Israel. (Hebrew) Tel-Aviv: Yediot Achronot, 2002, 302-318.

“Back to the Future: Preposterous Prophecies and Accurate Forecasts,” Studies in American Culture. XXV (2002), 27-58

“President Franklin D. Roosevelt vs. The Supreme Court: Court Packing and the Constitutional Revolution of 1937,“ Zmanim (Hebrew) No. 82, Summer 2003, 94-101.

" 'This is not…just a little case over bus fares.'  The Everson Decision: Basis for the Modern Separation of Church and State in the United States," Tarbut Democratit (Democratic Culture) (Hebrew) VII (2003), 73-103.
" Anti Semitism as a Mean for Self – Definition in America," In Dina Porat and Roni Stauber (eds.). Anti Semitism and Terror. Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University. The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, 2003, 109-127.

"'Red Scare' – Emergency American Style," Israel Yearbook on Human Rights XXXIII  (2003), 179-200.

"Church, State, and National Identity in Britain: On the Distance between Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and Canterbury Cathedral," Tarbut Democratit (Democratic Culture) (Hebrew) VIII (2004), 55-72.

"The Rosenberg Case and the Jewish Issue," Anti Semitism Worldwide 2002/3.
Tel-Aviv: Tel-Aviv University. The Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti Semitism and Racism, 2004, 29-53.

"The Days that Hollywood Discovered Anti Semitism," Kivunim Chadashim (New Directions) (Hebrew) No. 11, Sept. 2004, 144-171

"Anti Semitic Overtones in the Trial of the Rosenbergs; Fifty–Two Years After: The Remaining Unanswered Questions," Kivunim Chadashim (New Directions) (Hebrew) No. 12, July, 2005, 156-179

"To Save the Garden of the Church from the Defilement of Secularism: Roger Williams, the Prophet of Religious Toleration and the Separation of Church and State in the United States," Mikarov: A Journal of Literature and Society (Hebrew) No.15 (2005), 101-115.

"Abraham Lincoln's Crisis Times 'Dictatorship'," Hapraklit Law Review. (Israel's Bar Association Law Review) . (Hebrew) 49 (2007/8), 437 - 462.

"Marbury v. Madison and Its Impact on Israeli Constitutional Law,"  University of  Miami International and Comparative Law Review. XV (Fall 2007), 303- 335.

" 'They Earn like Episcopalians but Vote Like Puerto-Ricans' : The Voting Patterns of American Jewry,"  Kivunim Chadashim (New Directions) (Hebrew). [co-author] no. 20, July-Aug. 2009, 28-49.

"Nostalgia, Protest and Tradition in the 1960s: History as Reflected by 'Bonnie and Clyde'." Journal of the American Studies Association of Texas. XL (November, 2009), 5 – 34.

"The Arab Peace Initiative and the Obama Administration," in Ephraim Lavie (ed).
Israel and the Arab Peace Initiative. Tel-Aviv: The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Studies, 2010, 141 – 159.

"The Concept of 'Decline' in Contemporary American Thought," In Uriya Shavit (ed.). The Decline of the West, the Rise of Islam? Studies on the Civilizational Discourse. Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House Ltd. 2010, 55 - 75.

"From Mixed Constitutions to Checks and Balances: Did the Mediterranean World
 Influence the Founders of the American Republic," The Journal of  Political Science
XXXVIII, 2010, 25 -51.

"The Growth of Conservatism in the United States, 1945 – 2008," Tarbut Democratit (Democratic Culture) [Hebrew version] Vol. 13 (2011), 61-117.

"Nostalgia, Protest and Tradition in the 1960's: The Grasp of History in the Film Bonnie and Clyde," Zmanim No. 115, Summer, 2011, 56 – 67.

"The Growth of Conservatism in the United States," [Expanded English version] Democratic Culture.  Vol. 13, (2012), 121 -183.

"From 'Nickel Grass' to 'Desert Storm': The Development of US Intervention Capabilities in the Middle East," Politika: A Political Science and International Relations Journal. [The Leonard Davis Institute of International Relations, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem] No. 21, Summer 2012, 34 – 67.

"China's Humanistic Diplomacy towards Israel," Arab World Studies (Shanghai International  Studies University, Institute of Middle Eastern Studies) IX, No. 5,
Sept. 2012, 45 – 54.

"From "Nickel Grass' to 'Desert Storm': The Development of US Intervention Capabilities in the Middle East," Middle Eastern Studies.  (London). Vol. 49 n 4 (2013), 623 – 644.

"United States Involvement in the Yom Kippur War," In Yoram Dinstein and Avraham Zohar (eds.) 40 Years After: A Researchers' Perspective on Failures and Achievements in the Yom  Kippur War. Tel-Aviv, Contento deSmerik, 2014, 77 – 106.

"Pluralism and Communities of Cultural Minorities: The Clash between the Principle of the Separation of Church and State and the 'Child Welfare' Doctrine – The Kiryas Joel v. Grumet case and the Question of the Place of Religion in the Educational System," Hapraklit Law Review. (Israel Bar Association Law Review.)  Vol. 53 n 1 (July, 2014), 107-140.

"The Judicial Review Controversy: Marbury v. Madison and Its Manifestations in Israeli Constitutional Revolution,” In Yoram Dinstein (ed.). The Israel Yearbook on Human Rights. 45, (2015), 191 – 215.

" 'A Situation that Needs to Be Manipulated': The American Airlift to Israel During the Yom Kippur War," Middle Eastern Studies (London), vol.52 n 3, March 2016, 419 – 447.

"Israel at the Nuclear Threshold: The Debates in the Administration , 1968-1969," Iyunim Bitkumat Israel: Studies in Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel. vol. 26, 2016, 7-40.

"Israel Approaches the Nuclear Threshold: The Controversies in the American Administration Surrounding the Israeli Nuclear Bomb 1968 – 1969," Middle Eastern Studies (London),  vol.52 n5,  September 2016, 715-736.

Articles Accepted

" The Limits of the Power of the Israeli Supreme Court: The Marbury v. Madison Case and Its Impact on Israeli Constitutional Law," Forthcoming in Ehud Gordon (ed.). In Memorium of Supreme Court Justice Edmund Levi. Jerusalem: Hebrew
University, Sackler Institute.

"The Discourse on Homeschooling in the United States and Its Lessons for Israel," Forthcoming in Yoram Dinstein (ed.). The Israel Annual of Human Rights.

"From Truman to Obama: The Special Relation between the United States and Israel," Forthcoming in David Johnson (ed.). The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy.

"' The Monkey Trial' – 'The Trial of the Century': Darwinism vs. Creationism, Modernism vs. Conservatism, Religion and Belief vs. Science," Forthcoming in Studies in Education. (Haifa University). 

"The Six Days War, 1967: The View from Washington," Forthcoming in Avraham Zohar (Ed.). The 1956 Sinai War: A Retrospect,"

"The Road to U.N. Resolution 242," Forthcoming in ibid.

Articles Submitted:

"The United States during the Oslo Process: Observer or Behind the Scene Actor,"

"AWACS, Falcon and Iran: The Jewish Lobby and the Limits of Influence,"

"From 'Star Wars' tom 'Iron Dome': U.S. Contribution to Israel's Missile Defense Systems,"

"The Use of Psychological Warfare in the First Gulf War,"


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