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Author Samsonov, Gil, 1957- author.

Title Netanyahu and Likud's leaders : the Israeli princes / Gil Samsonov ; translated by Kaeren Fish
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Series Israeli history, politics and society ; 67
Cass series--Israeli history, politics, and society ; 67
Contents Children seared by legacy -- A generation of heirs -- The beginning : Jabotinsky -- The Parents : generation of the Revolt -- Rebellion against teachers, admiration for parents -- In the wilderness of the opposition -- The children are enlisted for life -- Ladies and gentlemen: a first political revolution -- The end of the Begin era -- Round One : Levy vs. Shamir -- Round Two: Sharon takes the veterans by surprise -- Mobilizing the veterans and heirs for the battle of inheritance -- Round Three: Blowup at the party conference -- The heirs are propelled into the government -- The fourth world war : constraints -- From factional wars to loss of power -- The battle over Shamir's inheritance -- Together confronting the Oslo dream of peace -- At the high point, cracks appear -- The fall of the first heirs' government -- The Sharon-Netanyahu war -- Sharon : king of Israel -- From Disengagement from Gaza to disengagement from the Likud -- Most of the heirs break with their home -- The Likud: at the height of its decline -- The rise and fall of the Olmert government -- Netanyahu's second government -- The Netanyahu dynasty: from the Nazi threat to the Iranian threat -- The heirs fulfill their parents' dream: President and Prime Minister
Summary "The research discusses the second-generation Likud leaders, known as the Princes, who have dominated Israeli politics for most of the last three decades: their relations with their parents and the extent to which they have followed in (or diverged from) their footsteps. The main theme seeks to explore the unique, perhaps unprecedented, socio-political phenomenon of generational duplication in a western-type democracy. The volume examines the ways and means through which the disciples of Zionist leader Ze'ev Jabotinsky, managed not only to maintain lasting control of their mentor's creation-transform after Israel's establishment from a small opposition party into the country's dominant and ruling party, but also hand down this political pre-eminence to their descendants. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is the son of Ben-Zion Netanyahu, "foreign minister" of Jabotinsky's movement. President Reuven Rivlin is the son of resistance warrior Rachel Rivlin. MP Benny Begin is the son of Menachem Begin and also former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni and many others were part of those "Princes". A breakthrough in the world's inter-generational research, the book is for readers interested in political science, sociology, the politics of Israel and the Middle East"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Gil Samsonov is a managing partner in one of the top advertising firms in Israel, graduated from Tel-Aviv University, and got a PhD from King's College London. Samsonov has lednumerousnational and local election and general campaignsin Israel, and heis a senior political and marketing commentator in the Israeli television, radio and press
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Subject Irgun tsevaʼi leʼumi -- History.
Likud (Political party : Israel)
Loḥame ḥerut Yiśraʼel -- History.
Irgun tsevaʼi leʼumi.
Likud (Political party : Israel)
Loḥame ḥerut Yiśraʼel.
Politicians -- Israel
Revisionist Zionism -- Israel
Revisionist Zionism.
Politics and government.
Revisionist Zionism.
Israel -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Fish, Kaeren, translator.
LC no. 2019051588
ISBN 0429026110
Other Titles Nesikhim