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About Colin Shindler

Colin Shindler is emeritus professor of Israeli studies and Pears senior research fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. He is the founding chairman of the European Association of Israeli Studies. His next book is Israel and the World Powers: Diplomatic Alliances and International Relations Beyond the Middle East (IB Tauris, forthcoming, 2014). His previous books include The Triumph of Military Zionism: Nationalism and the Origins of the Israeli Right (IB Tauris, 2005 / 2009; A History of Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press, 2008); and Israel and the European Left: Between Solidarity and Delegitimization (Continuum, 2012)

Articles by Colin Shindler

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Who was Arik Sharon?

The varying nature of the Israeli soldier-politician's career means that there is no consensus in its aftermath, says Colin Shindler.

The Left and Israel: a tortured path

The attitudes of the political left, including left-wing Jews, to Israel have varied greatly across the state's six decades. Loyalties acquired before or independent of Israel's foundation - to the Soviet Union, or to the idea of revolution - have often played a part in shaping them, says Colin Shindler.

Israel's rightward shift: a history of the present

A withered left, a fragmented right, a stagnant politics and a frozen peace compose the bleak Israeli ingredients of the search for national and regional progress, says Colin Shindler.

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