Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes of National Belonging, Second Edition

Israel, Diaspora, and the Routes of National Belonging, Second Edition

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By Jasmin Habib
Cultural Spaces
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2017
World Rights
325 Pages
ISBN 9781487521356
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Over the course of four years, Jasmin Habib was a participant observer on tours of Israel organized for diaspora Jews as well as at North American community events focusing on Israel and Israel–diaspora relations. She argues that much of the existing literature about North American Jews and their relationship to Israel ignores their reactions to official narratives and perpetuates an ‘official silence’ surrounding the destructive aspects of nationalist sentiments.

This new expanded edition of Israel, Diaspora, and The Routes Of National Belonging builds upon Habib’s ground-breaking research and reflects on the changes to scholarship since the books appearance in 2004.  Additionally, by exploring the dramatic changes to the region’s politics, Habib ensures that the startlingly honest, theoretically rich, and detailed analysis of her original work continues to be of relevance over a decade later.

Jasmin Habib is an associate professor in Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.



  1. Zionism, Diaspora, and Israel
  2. Touring Israel
  3. Celebrating Return: One Nation, One Land
  4. Development and Democracy
  5. Settling the Nation, Defending the State
  6. The Politics of Securing Peace
  7. Representing Israel
  8. Identifying (with) Israel: Zionism and the State
  9. Identifying (with) Israel after Zionism
  10. Narrating Relations for Diaspora
  11. Longings
  12. A Home Away from Home
  13. Routes of Belonging
  14. Fielding Questions of Identity
  15. Diaspora Belonging

Appendix: Interview Questions / Guideline