Australia & Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political by Shahar Burla,Dashiel Lawrence

By Shahar Burla,Dashiel Lawrence

Australia and the nation of Israel have maintained a cordial if from time to time ambiguous courting. the 2 international locations are geographically remoted: strategic, fiscal, and cultural pursuits lie more and more with Asia for one, and with the USA and the eu Union for the opposite. yet for all that divides the 2 states, there's additionally a lot they proportion. Australia performed a major function within the Jewish state’s institution in 1948, and is domestic to the main Zionist-centered Jewish diaspora globally. Jewishness for many Australian Jews has been formed and outlined by means of engagement with and help for Israel. on the middle of this engagement is a small yet thriving Israeli group in the greater multicultural Australia. Australia and Israel: A Diasporic, Cultural and Political Relationship attracts recognition to the $64000 historic and modern nexus among this diaspora and its imagined fatherland. the gathering additionally considers the ways that those states mobilize nationwide myths and proportion environmental demanding situations. It illuminates the multifaceted and intricate photo of 2 very varied international locations that however proportion an abiding connection.

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