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Arab-Israeli Air Wars 1947-1982 by Shlomo Aloni

By Shlomo Aloni

While the UN referred to as for the top of the British mandate and the partition of Palestine into self sufficient states, the RAF discovered itself lower than assault from either side. Tracing the advance of hostilities within the heart East, this e-book covers the interval from the institution of the 1st right Israeli Air strength in 1948 to the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982. Israel's battle of Independence opposed to its Arab neighbours, the inevitable 'round two', the Suez hindrance of 1956, the Six Day conflict of 1967, the Yom Kippur wars of 1973 and the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 1982 are all precise during this interesting chronicle of warfare within the center East.

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It dislodged the federations from the longstanding positions—in the Ministries of Agriculture, Education, or Commerce and Industry, and even the Ministry of Defense—where their presence had been strong 34 THE RENEWAL OF THE KIBBUTZ through representatives and institutionalized lobbying. Moreover, in Parliament itself, the representation of the kibbutzniks was drastically cut, while they were now totally absent from the government, where they customarily had held one or two positions under the Labor rule” (Ben-Rafael 1997, 38).

According to Topel, proposals to change the economic structure of a kibbutz and its methods of decision making are initiated by “the technocrat,” whom Topel defines as “a technical expert who has a higher education” and who “holds a managerial position in an organization in which he coordinates complex systems” (2005, ii). Topel notes: “Although the technocrats . . possess a great deal of influence, which enables them to implement limited changes without any public discussion, many proposals are not accepted or implemented” (2005, iv–v).

1 Number of Kibbutzim and Total Population of Kibbutzim, 1910–2010 Population per Year 1910 Kibbutzim 1 Population 11 kibbutz 11 1920 12 805 67 1930 29 3,900 134 1940 82 26,550 324 1950 214 67,550 316 1960 229 77,950 340 1970 229 85,100 372 1980 255 111,200 436 1990 270 125,100 463 2000 268 115,300 430 2010 265 140,900 532 Sources: Maron 1992 (as reported in Ben-Rafael 1997, 29); Pavin 2007, 5–6; Department of Economics 2012, 8. his position and expertise entitled him to talk down to them. Degania’s members were determined not to let the kvutzah split into classes of leaders and followers, or experts and managers.

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