chapter  13
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The rise and fall of liberal nationalism

ByYoav Peled

How has Israel’s leadership shifted, in less than 20 years, from the duo of Nobel Peace Laureates, Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres, to Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman? In this chapter I offer an explanation based on an analysis of the citizenship discourse prevailing in Israeli political culture.2