The Reflection of Israeli Society in Popular War Songs
Air Command And Staff College Maxwell Air Force Base United States
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As it was in ancient days of the People of Israel, so it is today in the modern days of the state of Israel, songs have always been one of the most prominent phenomena in the Jewish culture. A wave of songs accompanied every major national event in Israels history. The collective national memory associates certain songs with specific wars, and some of them became anthems. Understanding the context and the meaning of the Israeli songs can be an important tool in understanding and analyzing the narratives and their evolution in Israeli society. This research shows how Israeli war songs reflect the changes that Israeli society has undergone since its establishment.