Inclusion through Exclusion
How Young Immigrant Israelis in the Nationalist Yisra'el Beitenu Party Read Israeli Citizenship
CollectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
How do young people from immigrant families become engaged in politics? Anja Schmidt-Kleinert examines the case of young Israelis who are actively engaged with the nationalist Yisra'el Beitenu party, led by the Israeli minister of defence, Avigdor Lieberman. She explores how the activists present Israeli citizenship in a way that is exclusionary to non-Jewish citizens and analyses their strategy to actively construct a sense of belonging to Israeli society or, more precisely, to the Jewish collective by (re-)producing the ethno-nationalist discourse.
KeywordsPolitical Science; Civic Engagement; Citizenship; Israel; Extreme Right; Politics; Judaism; Migration; Political Parties; Jewish Studies; Political Sociology; Political Science
Publication date and placeBielefeld, Germany, 2018-11-15