The use of former British military bases during and after the 1948 war

Arnon Golan, Amiram Oren

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Mandatory Palestine’s military landscape was shaped during World War II in accordance with British imperial interests. After the 1948 Arab‒Israeli war, military spatial patterns and landscapes were transformed to conform to Israel’s national interests and needs. This article deals with the transformation of the British military spatial heritage following the takeover of former British bases by the Israeli armed forces and civil institutions and its impact on the organisation and building of both the Israeli military system and the spatial, social and cultural structures of the evolving Israeli society during the 1950s.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-239
Number of pages19
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number2
StatePublished - 4 Mar 2018

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  • 1948 Palestine war
  • Israel
  • Israel Defence Forces
  • Israeli society
  • Mandatory Palestine
  • military bases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Political Science and International Relations


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