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Introduction

Michael Shalev

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter gives a glimpse of the history of the labour movement of Israel, which is the main focus of the book. The Labour Party of Israel was unseated in 1977 after more than four ... More


The Histadrut

Michael Shalev

in Labour and the Political Economy in Israel

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198285137
eISBN:
9780191684494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198285137.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The Histadrut is the General Organization of Workers in Israel. It was founded in Palestine in December 1920 by representatives of around 5,000 Jewish settlers. By the late 1980s, its membership had ... More


Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Jonathan Preminger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book analyzes worker organizing and union revitalization following the decline of neocorporatism, the transformation of industrial relations and the rise of neoliberalism. Given labor’s critical ... More


Elections: Parliamentary, Locals Trade-Unionist

Alison Sharrock

in The Arab Minority in Israel, 1967–1991: Political Aspects

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198277125
eISBN:
9780191684159
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198277125.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter examines the participation and experience of the Arab minority in parliamentary, local, and trade unionist elections in Israel from ... More


Last Battles

Gabriel Sheffer

in Moshe Sharett: Biography of a Political Moderate

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198279945
eISBN:
9780191684326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198279945.003.0033
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Lavon's departure as the Histadrut secretary-general did not put an end to the Affair. Immediately after the Central Committee meeting that had voted on the sacking, a third stage, in which Sharett ... More


An Inquiry into Labor in Israel in the Twenty-First Century

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The Introduction presents the main concerns of the book and principal research question: what is the current status of organized labor in Israel and what is its role in the representation of workers ... More


The Rise of Labor Activism

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Presenting an in-depth and empirically rich analysis of various recent labor campaigns and strikes, particularly those of the junior doctors, railway workers, university cleaners and social workers, ... More


The Corrupt Old Structures

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 3 continues the empirically-rich analysis of recent labor campaigns and organizations, particularly the new journalists’ union, the railway workers and the Israeli Medical Association, to ... More


Renegotiating the Role of the Histadrut

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 5 explores the Histadrut’s continued hegemony, its friendly ties with the political establishment and large employers, and the special status it is granted by the labor courts. The chapter ... More


Concluding Remarks to Part 1

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 6 summarizes the chapters which addressed the first sphere, union democracy or the relationship between workers and their representative organization. Noting the confused picture created by ... More


Between National Community and Class Solidarity

Jonathan Preminger

in Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 13 expands on the idea of incongruence between political community and labor force by presenting a historical overview of the relationship between Israel and the Palestinians in the field of ... More


Building a Nation

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the late 1920s and early 1930s, some Bundists began to identify as non-Zionists. Although they viewed Zionism as a nationalist distraction from their socialist values, they believed assisting ... More


From Homeland to Statehood

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1939 McDonald White Paper proved calamitous for European Jews as it severely limited immigration to Palestine. This led the AFL and the recently formed CIO to pressure the British government to ... More


Recognition and Beyond

Adam M. Howard

in Sewing the Fabric of Statehood: Garment Unions, American Labor, and the Establishment of the State of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041464
eISBN:
9780252050060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041464.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the founding of Israel in May 1948, the American labor movement rejoiced. However, it maintained steady pressure on the Truman administration to allow for weapons sales to Israel and to ensure a ... More


Under British Rule, 1918–1921

Anita Shapira

in Yosef Haim Brenner: A Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804785273
eISBN:
9780804793131
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785273.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The British occupation of Palestine brought with it a sea change. Zionist hopes rose. Brenner did not share these hopes. He remained skeptical and continued to view the Yishuv as one of many Jewish ... More


The Labour Party and the Zionist Project

Paul Kelemen

in The British left and Zionism: History of a divorce

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719088124
eISBN:
9781781706152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088124.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Throughout the interwar years Poale Zion which represented the labour wing of the Zionist movement assiduously lobbied the British labour movement. Labour Zionists and several of the British Labour ... More


Parties and Labour Federations in Israel

Ronen Mandelkern and Gideon Rahat

in Left-of-Centre Parties and Trade Unions in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198790471
eISBN:
9780191831751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790471.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

The chapter examines the current relations of a centre-left party (Labour), a left party (Meretz) and a centre-right party (Likud) with three trade union federations in Israel. It demonstrates that ... More


Paving the Way to Neoliberalism: The Self-Destruction of the Zionist Labor Movement

Lev Grinberg

in Neoliberalism as a State Project: Changing the Political Economy of Israel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793021
eISBN:
9780191834769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793021.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter adopts a historical and sociological perspective and institutional political economy to explain the inability of the Zionist labor movement to adapt to democratic conditions following ... More


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