Orcid: 0000-0003-4105-7807​ 

Affiliations, Prizes (selected)

    • ▫ Professor Emeritus, Ben-Gurion Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus.

    • ▫ Department of History of the Jewish People, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva Campus.

    ▫ Ph.D., Joint Degree, Modern Jewish History and History of American Civilization, Brandeis University, USA, With Distinction.

    • ▫ Frequent lecturer in leading North American and British universities.

    • ▫ Recipient of prizes from Yad David Ben-Gurion Research Authority, Israel; Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Israel; the National Endowments for the Humanities; and Fulbright and Rockefeller fellowships, USA.

    • ▫ On the Editorial Board of The Journal of Modern Jewish Studies (Oriental Institute, University of Oxford).

    • ▫ The Advisory Board, Nations and Nationalism (ASEN, Blackwell).

    • ▫ The Academic Advisory Board, American Jewish History (American Jewish Historical Society, Johns Hopkins University Press).

    • ▫ The Advisory Council of ASEN, London School of Economics.

    • ▫ Director, Yad David Ben-Gurion, Israel.

    • ▫ Chairman, The Knesset Museum Council, the Scholarly Committee.

    • ▫ Presentation: "Israel/USA Special Relations: Values and Roots."
      Lecture at the international conference "Israel: a Case Study", Conducted by BGU Center for Israel Studies, Ben-Gurion University Of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, May 14-16, 2018 (scheduled and



Books (selected) - Author

1. Socialist-Zionism: Theory and Issues in Contemporary Jewish Nationalism, Brown Classics in Judaica (Lanham, MD: University Press of America), 1973, 1989.

2. Brandeis of Boston (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press), 1980.

3. David Ben-Gurion – Preparing for a Jewish State: Political alignment in response to the White Paper and the outbreak of World War II, 1938-1941 (Beer-Sheva & Sede Boqer: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, Bialik Institute for the Ben-Gurion Research Center), 1985 [in Hebrew].

4. The Changing Concept of “Mission" in American Reform Judaism (Cincinnati, OH: American Jewish Archives), 1991.

5. David Ben-Gurion and the American Alignment for a Jewish State (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, and Jerusalem: Magnes Press, The Hebrew University), 1991.

6. “Western Zionism: Western Europe Countries and English-Speaking World's Zionism," in A. Kasher, chief ed., The New Hebrew Encyclopedia (Tel Aviv: Schocken Publishers), Internet version, 2018 [in Hebrew, in process].

Books (selected) - Editor

1. Envisioning Israel: The Changing Ideals and Images of North American Jews (Jerusalem: Magnes Press, The Hebrew University, and Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press), 1996.

2. Beyond Survival and philanthropy: American Jewry and Israel, with A. Gottschalk (Philadelphia, PA: Hebrew Union College Press), 2000.

3. The Legal and Zionist Tradition of Louis D. Brandeis (Jerusalem: The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities), 2005 [in Hebrew].

4. World Regional Zionism: Geo-Cultural Dimensions, 3 volumes (Jerusalem and Beer-Sheva: Shazar Center for Jewish History and Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press), 2010 [in Hebrew, with detailed English summaries].

5. The Call of the Homeland: Diaspora Nationalisms, Past and Present (Leiden, Netherlands: Brill), with A. Leoussi and A. Smith, eds., 2010.

6. In The Democratic Way: On the Historical Sources of the Israeli Democracy [4 Parts], with G. Bacon, M. Lissak, and P. Morag-Talmon, eds. Sede Boqer; Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel and Zionism, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press), 2012 [in Hebrew].

Articles (selected)

1. “Zionism as a Lobby," Israel: Studies in Zionism and the State of Israel (Tel-Aviv University) Spring, 2003 [in Hebrew].

2. “On Israel, the Diaspora and Zionist Democracy," Iyunim Bitkumat Israel: Studies in Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel (Ben-Gurion University), 14, 2004 [in Hebrew].

3. “The Democratic Factor in Ben-Gurion's Zionist Foreign Policy," in E. Karsh, ed., Israel in the International Arena (London, UK: Frank Cass Publishers), 2004.

4. “Toward a Regional Zionist Historiography," in E. Tzur, ed., Old World – New People: Jewish Communities in the Age of Modernization (Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University Press), 2005 [in Hebrew].

5. “The Zionist Vision of Henrietta Szold," in S. Reinharz and M. Raider, eds., American Jewish Women and the Zionist Enterprise (Hanover and London: University Press of New England), 2005.

6. “Israel and the Diaspora," in the Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture (London & New York: Routledge), 2005.

7. “Louis Brandeis and American Zionism," in A. Gal, ed., The Legal and Zionist Tradition of Louis D. Brandeis (Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities), 2005 [in Hebrew].

8. “Historical Ethno-symbols in the Emergence of the State of Israel," in A. Leoussi and S. Grosby, eds., Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press), 2007.

9. “A Humanistic Research Institute in the Israeli Desert," in A. P. Hare and G. M. Kressel, eds., The Desert Experience in Israel: Arts, Science, and Education in the Negev (Lanham, MD: University Press of America), 2007.

10. “The Disintegration of the British Empire and the Political Cultures of India and Israel: a Comparative Analysis," with I. Lubelsky, Israel Affairs (London: Taylor & Francis), April 2008.

11. “American Jewry's 'Social Zion': Changes through Time," in E. Ben-Rafael, ed., Transnational Diaspora in Comparative Perspectives (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill), 2008.

12. “National Restoration and Moral Renewal: the Dialectics of the Past in the Emergence of Modern Israel," in F. Gemenne and S. Carvalho, eds., Nations and Their Pasts (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave McMillan), 2008.

13. “The United States in Abba Hillel Silver's World View," American Jewish Archives Journal, 2008.

14. “Different Types of Zionism: The Inclusion of 'the Other' in Zionist Historiography in Israel," A. Sagi and Y. Z. Stern, eds.,   Democratic Culture, 16, 2015 [in Hebrew].

15. “Louis Dembitz Brandeis, 1856-1941," in A. Kasher, chief ed., The New Hebrew Encyclopedia (Tel Aviv: Schocken  Publishers), 2017 [in Hebrew].

16. “Kremenitz in Affula [Perspective and Analysis]," in G. Ben-Dror, ed., Yalkut Moreshet (Tel-Aviv University Press), 2018 [in Hebrew].

17. “Judaism: the Nationalist History," in C. Carmichael, M. D'Auria, A. Roshwald, eds., Cambridge's History of Nationhood and Nationalism (Cambridge University Press), vol. 2, 2018 [in process].