Israel: Internal, Regional, and International Issues and Challenges

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Ehud Eiran provides an overview of internal, regional, and international politics in Israel. In the first part of the 21st century, Israel is a relatively secure state. While some threats remain, mostly the challenges by Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah, Israel is thriving economically. Short- and medium-term tensions between Jewish and Arab citizens and concerns over militarized nuclear capability in Iran are most pressing. Longer-term challenges relate to demographics and the strength of Israel's democracy. Eiran identifies and discusses key issues in Israel's participation in the international system, such as climate change and the competition between the US and China. The essay examines the main domestic challenges and political questions, before turning to Israel's growing regional role and acceptance, and the longer-term implications of this changing geo-strategic landscape.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Judaism in the 21st Century
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781000850321
ISBN (Print)9780367621872
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2023 selection and editorial matter, Keren Eva Fraiman and Dean Phillip Bell; individual chapters, the contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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