Natan Aridan is Associate Researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, and lectures in the Department of Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent publications include: “Anglo-Jewry and Zionism in British Elections,” Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2009) [Hebrew]; “Henry Kissinger and the Yom Kippur War: Selected Documents,” in National Trauma: The Yom Kippur War: A Retrospective of Thirty Years and Another War, ed. Moshe Shemesh and Zeev Drori (Sede-Boker, 2008) [Hebrew]; and Britain, Israel and Anglo-Jewry, 1949–1957 (London, 2004).
Oren Barak is Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Political Science and International Relations at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent publications include: Militarism and Israeli Society, co-edited with Gabriel Sheffer (Bloomington, IN, 2010); The Lebanese Army: A National Institution in a Divided Society (New York, 2009); and Existential Threats and Civil-Security Relations, co-edited with Gabriel Sheffer (Lanham, MD, 2009).
Itay Gabay is a doctoral student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is co-author with Tamir Sheafer of “Mediated Public Diplomacy: A Strategic Contest over International Agenda Building and Frame Building,” Political Communication, 26 (2009).
Pnina Lahav is Professor of Law at Boston University. Her recent publications include: “American Moment[s]: When, How, and Why Did Israeli Law Faculties Come to Resemble Elite U.S. Law Schools?,” Theoretical Inquiries in Law, 10 (2009); “Israel’s Supreme Court,” in Contemporary Israel: Domestic Politics, Foreign Policy, and Security Challenges, ed. Robert O. Freedman (Boulder, CO, 2008); “Theater in the Courtroom, The Chicago Conspiracy Trial,” Law and Literature, 16 (2005); and The History of Law in a Multi-Cultural Society: Israel 1917–1967, co-edited with Ron Harris, Alexandre Kedar, and Assaf Likhovski (Ashgate, UK, 2002). [End Page 202]
Arye Oded served in numerous positions and diplomatic postings in the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1958 to 1995. He is a senior research fellow in the Truman Research Institute at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent publications include: “African Muslims’ Attitude to Jews and Israel,” in Muslim Attitudes to Jews and Israel, ed. Moshe Maoz (Brighton, UK, 2010); “Fifty Years of MASHAV Activity,” Jewish Political Studies Review, 21.3–4 (2009); co-editor, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs—The First Fifty Years (Jerusalem, 2002) [Hebrew]; and Islam and Politics in Kenya (London, 2000).
Tamir Sheafer is Senior Lecturer in the Departments of Communication and Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent articles include: “Candidate Image in Election Campaigns: Attribute Agenda Setting, Affective Priming, and Voting Intentions,” co-authored with Meital Balmas, International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2010); “From Inter-Party Debate to Inter-Personal Polemic: Media Coverage of Internal and External Party,” Party Politics, 14.6 (2008); and “How to Evaluate it: The Role of Story Evaluative Tone in Agenda Setting and Priming,” Journal of Communication, 57.1 (2007).
Gabriel Sheffer is Professor of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His recent publications include: Militarism and Israeli Society, co-edited with Oren Barak (Bloomington, IN, 2010); Who Leads? Israeli Jewish-Diaspora Relations, co-authored with Hadas Roth-Toledano (Tel-Aviv, 2006) [Hebrew]; Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad (Cambridge, 2006); Israel and the Diaspora: New Perspectives (special Issue) co-edited with Natan Aridan, Israel Studies, 10.3 (2005). The Jewish Diaspora and the Jerusalem Issue (forthcoming).
Moshe Shemesh is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Senior Researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism. His recent publications include: National Reauma—The Yom Kippur War: A Retrospective of Thirty Years and Another War, co-edited with Ze’ev Drori (Sede-Boker, 2008) [Hebrew]; Arab Politics, Palestinian Nationalism and the Six Day War: The Crystallization of Arab Strategy and Nasir’s Descent to War, 1957–1967 (Brighton, UK, 2007); The Arab Israeli Conflict and the Emergence of the Palestinian National Movement (Sede-Boker, 2004) [Hebrew]; and The Palestinian Entity 1959–1974, 2nd revised edition (London, 1996). [End Page 203]
Shaul R. Shenhav is Senior Lecturer in the Department...