This article examines the portrait of Israeli soldier in the Hebrew literature written in the last two decades in the shadow of the Intifada. The reality of Israeli- Palestinian relationships in general and the Occupation in particular raises many ethical questions regarding the use of military force, humanism, the nature of the State of Israel as a democracy, the duality of citizens who are soldiers, and the nature of education of younger generations. In this article I discuss four literary texts that reveal a range of perspectives on the situation, shedding light on different protagonists with different political and moral views, and confronting the question of violence and its roots.
|Original language||American English|
|Title of host publication||Exploring Violence in Families and Societies|
|Editors||Santoshi Rana, Lynn Frederick|
|Place of Publication||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - 2011|