Prof. Meir Chazan

Department of Jewish History
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Prof. Meir Chazan is Associate Professor in the Jewish History department at Tel Aviv University.

Research topics:

Zionism, Mandatory Palestine, Jews and Arabs, Mapai, Zionist leadership, Chaim Weizmann, David Ben-Gurion, Activist vs. Moderates, The Kibbutz, Defence and Security organizations, The Israeli political arena in the two first decades.

Publications

Book: 

Moderation: The Moderate View in Hapo’el hatza’ir and Mapai, 1905-1945, Am Oved, Tel Aviv, 2009 (in Hebrew).

Articles:

‘The Beginning of the Moderate Vision in Hapoel Hatzair, 1905-1917,’ Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Vol. 12 (2002), pp. 239-269 (in Hebrew). The Beginning

‘The Patria Affair: Moderates vs. Activists in Mapai in the 1940s,’ The Journal of Israeli History, Vol. 22, No. 2 (2003), pp. 61-95. Patria Affair

‘A Fighting Press: Reflections of Israel’s War of Independence in Children’s Newspapers,’ The Journal of Israeli History, Vol. 24, No. 1 (2005), pp. 109-134. A Fighting Press

‘Immortalizing the Implementers of Zionism according to Yosef Aharonowitz,’ Zion, Vol. 60, No. 1 (2005), pp. 63-93 (in Hebrew). Yosef Aharonowitz

‘The Efforts to Revive Hashomer,’ The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 (July 2005), pp. 179-203. The Efforts

‘The Murder of Moshe Barsky: Transformations in Ethos, Pathos and Myth,’ Israel Affairs, Vol. 12, No. 2 (April 2006), pp. 284-306. The Murder of Moshe Barsky

‘“Ha’aretz” during the Waiting Period,’ Israel, No. 10 (2006), pp. 75-115 (in Hebrew). Ha'aretz

‘The Controversy over Volunteering to the “Hebrew Battalion”: The Argument of Those Who Stayed Behind,’ Cathedra, No. 124 (2007), pp. 81-108 (in Hebrew). The Controversy

‘Yitzhak Laufbahn, Editor of “Ha-poel ha-Tzair”,’ Kesher, No. 36 (2007), pp. 70-82 (in Hebrew).  Yitzhak Laufbahn

‘The Dispute between Aharonovitch and Arlosoroff over the Zionist Stance on the “Arab Question”,’ Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 43, No. 6 (November 2007), pp. 983-996. The Dispute between

‘Force, Commemoration, and Morality in the Worldview of Manya Shohat and Yosef Aharonovitch,’ Jewish Culture and History, Vol. 10, No. 1 (Summer 2008), pp. 87-114. Force, Commemoration

‘Activism and Moderation Regarding the Use of Force: Brenner, Gordon and Ha’poel Ha’tzair,’ Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Thematic Series, Around the Dot: Studies on M. Y. Berdichevsky, Y. H. Breneer and A. D. Gordon (2008), pp. 239-261 (in Hebrew). Activism and Moderation

‘“HaHoresh”: The Beginning of Public Political Life in the Labor Movement in Eretz Israel,’ Cathedra, No. 130 (2008), pp. 103-130 (in Hebrew). Ha-Horesh

‘Goldmann’s Initiative to Meet with Nasser in 1970,’ in: Mark A. Raider (ed.), Nahum Goldmann: Statesman without a State,Albany, Suny, 2009, pp. 297-324. Goldmann's Initiative

‘Yosef Sprinzak and the “Arab Question”,’ in: Eliezer Ben-Refael, Avi Bareli, Meir Chazan and Ofer Shiff (eds.), The Jewish People Today: Ingathering and Dispersion – Essays in Honor of Yosef Gorny Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2009, pp. 261-279 (in Hebrew). Yosef Sprinzak

‘Mapai and the Arab-Jewish Conflict, 1936-1939,’ Israel Studies Forum, Vol. 24, No. 2 (2009), pp. 28-51. Mapai and the Arab-Jewish

‘The Dispute in Mapai over “Self-Restraint” and “Purity of Arms” during the Arab Revolt,’ Jewish Social Studies, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Spring/Summer 2009), pp. 89-113. The Dispute in Mapai

‘“Ba-mahane”: The Tel Aviv Journal of the Haganah, 1934-1946,’ Kesher, No. 39 (2009), pp. 125-137 (in Hebrew). Bamahane

‘The 1943 Controversy over the “Reconstruction Plan” for Mandatory Palestine,’ The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, Vol. 38, No. 1 (March 2010), pp. 99-116. The 1943 Reconstruction

‘Mapai in Shock: Ben-Gurion against His Party in Crises of the 1930s,’ Cathedra, No. 137 (September 2010), pp. 117-146 (in Hebrew). Mapai in Shock

‘Golda Meir: A Female Leader, Chairwoman of the Party,’ Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Vol. 20 (2010), pp. 249-278 (in Hebrew). Golda

‘The Revolt within the Revolt: The Struggle of the Women of Ein Harod to Pull Guard Duty in 1936,’ Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Thematic Series, Gender inIsrael: New Studies on Gender in the Yishuv and State (2011), pp. 50-81 (in Hebrew). The Revolt

‘Chaim Weizmann and the Creation of the Fourth Aliya Image and Character,’ Zion, Vol. LXXVI, No. 4 (2011), pp. 453-480 (in Hebrew). Chaim Weizmann

‘The Struggle of Kibbutz Women to Participate in Guard Duties during the Arab Revolt, 1936–1939,’ The Journal of Israeli History, Vol. 31, No. 1 (2012), pp. 83-108. The struggle

‘Lilia Basevitch on the Barricades of Gender, the Individual, and Guard Duty in the Kibbutz,’ Cathedra, No. 145 (September 2012), pp. 89-120 (in Hebrew). Basevitch

‘Fruitless Fighting: Women’s Struggle to Join the “Jewish Legion” in 1918,’ Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, Vol. 22 (2012), pp. 423-458 (in Hebrew). Fruitless Fighting

Davar le-yeladim (Davar for Children) during the Arab Revolt,’ Kesher, No. 44 (2013), pp. 87-100 (in Hebrew). Davar le-yeladim

‘The Preparations for the Elections to the Constituent Assembly in 1949,’ Politics in Wartime: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence, ed. by Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Chazan, Jerusalem 2014, pp. 88-126 (in Hebrew). Constituent Assembly

‘“The Wise Woman of Givat Brenner:” Jessie Sampter about Kibbutz, War and Peace, 1934-1938.’ The Individual in History: Essays in Honor of Jehuda Reinharz, edited by ChaeRan Y. Freeze, Sylvia Fuks Fried, and Eugene R. Sheppard, Brandeis University Press, Waltham, MA 2015, pp. 83-96.  Sampter

Editing:

Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel – History, Society, Culture, No. 3-22, 2003-2014 (in Hebrew).

Citizens at War: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence, edited by Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Chazan, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2006, Vol. A (in Hebrew)

The Jewish People Today: Ingathering and Dispersion – Essays in Honor of Yosef Gorny, edited by Eliezer Ben-Refael, Avi Bareli, Meir Chazan and Ofer Shiff, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2009 (in Hebrew).

Citizens at War: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence, edited by Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Chazan, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2010, Vol. B (in Hebrew).

Culture, Memory and History: Essays in Honor of Anita Shapira, edited by Meir Chazan and Uri Cohen, The Zalman Shazar Center,Jerusalem, 2012, Vols. A+B (in Hebrew).

Politics at War: Studies on the Civilian Society during the Israeli War of Independence, edited by Mordechai Bar-On and Meir Chazan, Yad Izhak Ben-Zvi, Jerusalem, 2014, Vol. C (in Hebrew).

Book review:

‘Olim, Emigrants, Refugees,’ on: A Dual Race against Time: Zionist Immigration Policy in the 1930s, by Aviva Halamish, Cathedra, No. 128 (2008), pp. 177-182 (in Hebrew).

On Behind the Great Man: The Private and Public Lives of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Wives, by Ilan Ben-Ami, Israel, No. 18-19 (2011), pp. 303-308 (in Hebrew).

‘The Forgotten “Berl,”’ on: Berl Locker: A Zionist Diplomat, Socialist and Optimist, by Ehud Manor, Cathedra, No. 142 (2011), pp. 164-168 (in Hebrew).

On Guard: The Contribution oh Hashomer Hatzair to the Defence and the Security of the Yishuv 1920-1947, by Yair Spiegel, Zion, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1 (2012), pp. 129-133 (in Hebrew).

‘Economy with Vision,’ on: Pinchas Sapir: An Economic and Political Biography, by Yitzhak Greenberg, Segula, (June 2012), pp. 66-69 (in Hebrew).

On The Children of the Time: Youth Aliyah 1933-1948, by Dvora Hacohen, Zion, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 3 (2013), pp. 411-414 (in Hebrew). 

 

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