chapter  4
Israelization: The Schools and the Israeli Defense Forces
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One of the first and most urgent tasks facing the Zionist civil-societyturned-state was to instill the new groups joining the pre-1948 veterans with the fundamental values of the Zionist project, which had become the official state credo. In the United States, at the time of the great Atlantic migrations in the second half of the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century, politicians and educators were concerned with the Americanization of immigrants. Israel of the 1950s and 1960s faced a similar task, although the terms used were different.