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Author Ben-Meir, Yehuda.

Title Civil-military relations in Israel / Yehuda Ben Meir
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [1995]


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Description xxii, 235 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. The Scope of the Study: A Theoretical Model -- 2. Civilian Control -- 3. The Israeli System: Constitutional Principles. The Government. The Military
Summary The book also delves into the legal and constitutional foundations of Israel's civil-military relations, providing a valuable perspective on the organization and role of the current defense establishment, as well as the informal relationship between the key players in the system. In addition, Ben Meir pinpoints the areas in which the military is involved in key political decision making. Despite continuing efforts to resolve the pattern of violence and conflict in the Middle East, the long-standing hostility between Arab and Jew in the region is unlikely to disappear in the near future. And as long as such animosity lingers, Israel's military will remain a strong force in Israeli politics
In Civil-Military Relations in Israel, Yehuda Ben Meir examines the reasons preventing Israel from becoming a "garrison state." A former deputy minister for foreign affairs and longtime member and analyst of the Israeli political scene, Ben Meir is uniquely qualified to give a behind-the-scenes picture of the intimate relationship between Israel's civilian and military leaders. Civil-Military Relations in Israel examines the changing face of the military over the years from an idealistic defense force to a professional army. Ben Meir also views the great divisiveness in Israeli politics as a threat to the unified strength of purpose that in the past characterized the nation's civil authority, and he examines present and future threats to continued civilian control of the military
Analysis Government Role of Military forces
Notes "Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies, Tel Aviv University"--Added t.p
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [199]-219) and index
Subject Civil-military relations -- Israel.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Author Merkaz le-meḥḳarim asṭraṭegiyim ʻal shem Yafeh.
LC no. 94033142
ISBN 0231096844 (alk. paper)