New Books

By: Moshe Maoz

(Magnes Press, 2021, IBSN: 978-965-7776-27-8, Hebrew, 281 pages)

Upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa: Religious and Ethnic Communities

During the last decades, there have occurred significant upheavals in the political and military positions of many religious and ethnic communities in the Middle East and North Africa. Communities that had been rejected and discriminated against for decades rose to power or strengthened their political position in their countries by means of military struggles.
Meanwhile, in Israel/Palestine, the ethnically-religious Jewish minority has become a ruling majority, while excluding the former Arab-Muslim-Sunni majority, following the wars of 1948 and 1976.

This book examines these processes.