Maoz Azaryahu is Associate Professor of Cultural Geography at the University of Haifa. His recent publications include: "The Formation of the 'Hebrew Sea' in Pre-State Israel," Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 7.3 (2008); Mythography of a City. Space, Place and Society Series (Syracuse, 2006); State Cults: Celebrating Independence and Commemorating the Fallen in Israel, 1948–1956 (Sede Boker, 1995) [Hebrew]. Forthcoming, co-edited with Ilan Troen, Tel-Aviv: The First Century; Visions, Designs, and Actualities will be published by Indiana University Press.
Tal Dekel lectures in the Department of Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Art History at Tel-Aviv University. Her recent publications include: Gendered—Art and Feminisms in the 1970s (Tel-Aviv, 2011) [Hebrew]; "Body, Gender and Transnationalism: Art and Cultural Criticism in Changing Europe," SEN, 9.2 (2009); "Art and Struggle: Ethiopian Women Artists in Israel," The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 3.5 (2009).
Matt Evans is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Penn State University in Altoona. His recent publications include: "Electoral Reform and Political Pluralism in Local Government," Party Politics, 16.3 (2010); "Framing International Conflicts: Media Coverage of Fighting in the Middle East," International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics, 6.2 (2010); and co-author, Reform and Democracy in Local Government of Countries in Transformation (Lanham, MA, 2007).
Michael Feige is a senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent publications include: Settling in the Hearts: Jewish Fundamentalism in the Occupied Territories (Detroit, 2009); co-editor with Zvi Shiloni, Archeology, Religion and Nationalism in Israel (Sede Boker, 2008) [Hebrew]; One Space, Two Places: Gush Emunim, Peace Now and the Construction of Israeli Space (Jerusalem, 2002) [Hebrew]; (ed.) Memory and Identity in Israel: New Directions, Israel Studies (special edition) 7.2 (2002). [End Page 198]
Amir Goldstein is the principal of the Danziger School, Kiriyat Shmona. His recent publications include: The Gallows Martyrs 'Memory and Historiography (Jerusalem, 2011); "The Big Breakthrough, Menachem Begin and the 'Waiting Period'," Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, 17 (2007); "Menachem Begin and the Whole Land of Israel," Cathedra, December (2007) [all in Hebrew].
Arturo Marzano is a Lecturer of Middle East History at the University of Pisa. His publications include: co-authored with Marcella Simoni, Rome and Jerusalem: Israel in Italian Political and Cultural Life, 1949–2009 (Genova, 2010); Forty Years Later. Borders, Barriers and Limits in Israel and Palestine (1967–2007) (Bologna, 2007); A Land to Be Born Again: The Italian Chalutzism and the Jewish Immigration to Palestine before the War, 1920–1940 (Milano, 2003).
Zaki Shalom is a senior researcher at the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent publications include: Defeating Terror: The Story Behind Israel's Victory over the Palestinian Intifada (Tel-Aviv, 2010) [Hebrew]; Ben-Gurion's Political Struggles, 1963–1967: A Lion in Winter (London, 2007); Between Dimona and Washington: The Political Struggle over the Build-up of Israel's Nuclear Option (Sede Boker and Tel-Aviv, 2005) [Hebrew].
Efraim Sicher is professor in the Department of Foreign Literature at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. His recent publications include: The Holocaust Novel (New York, 2005); "Tancred's Wound: From Repression to Symbolization in Second-Generation Narratives," Journal of Modern Jewish Studies, 5.2 (2006); co-authored with Linda Weinhouse, Under Postcolonial Eyes: Figuring the "Jew" in Postmodern and Postcolonial Writing (forthcoming).
Boaz Vanetik is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He is co-author with Zaki Shalom of "The March of Folly: White House Policy as a Catalyst for the Outbreak of the Yom Kippur War in October 1973," Iyunim Bitkumat Israel, 19 (2009). [End Page 199]