Yaron Peleg


On his book Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance

Cover Interview of April 21, 2009

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Charting the latest development in Israeli cultural history.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“Postmodernism undermined Zionist ideology by its very essence as a deconstructive critique.”

On the second:

“The opening up of Israeli markets to goods and ideas from outside also changed the ways Israelis looked at their own society, their own history, and their own politics. The freer market that gradually grew in Israel in the 1980s and 1990s subjected many old truths to a new examination and to new evaluations.”