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Introduction: the dreams and the realities

This book attempts to explain the major economic and political changes that have occurred in Israel and to examine the impact of these changes on the country and its people. The time scale adopted is predominantly that of the last forty years or so, that is, since Israel was established in May 1948. However, reference is made to longer historical perspectives, without which it is difficult to understand the main forces that have stamped Israel.