NAGs National Military Organization in the Land of Israel (IZL)

National Military Organization in the Land of Israel (IZL)

Year Formed: 1946
Year Terminated: 1946

Target States:
United Kingdom

Ideational Characteristics:

Right Wing

Toppling an Existing Leadership
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

United States of America

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 7

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1007


Pedahzur, Ami, and Arie Perliger. Jewish terrorism in Israel. Columbia University Press, 2011.

Baumel, Judith Tydor. "Right?wing ideologies among American Jews: The seductive myth of power in crisis." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 4.4 (1998): 75-109.

Golan, Arnon. "The Battle for Jaffa, 1948." Middle Eastern Studies 48.6 (2012): 997-1011.

Goldstein, Yaacov N. "The ideological and political background of the Israel defence forces." Israel Affairs 5.4 (1999): 172-178.

 History of the Hagana, Tel Aviv: Ma'arachot, 1954 (Hebrew); Yigal Elam, The Zionist Path to Power, Tel Aviv: Ztnora Bitan, Modan, 1979 (Hebrew); David Niv, The Battles of the Irgun Zvai Leumi, Tel Aviv: Klozner Institute, 1965 (Hebrew). 

 Edward Luttwak and Dan Horowitz, The Israeli Army, London: Allen Lane, 1974, p.xi; Zeev Schiff, A History of the Israeli Army (1870-1974), San Francisco: Straight Arrow Books, 1974, p.l. 

 Gunther E. Rothenberg, The Anatomy of the Israeli Army, London: Batsford, 1979, p.14

Arthur Hertzberg (ed.), The Zionist Idea, New York: Atheneum, 1959, p.294

 David Ben-Gurion, Memoirs, Tel Aviv: Am Oved, 1971, Vol. I (Hebrew); Zvi Nadav, This Is How We Began, Tel Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuhad, 1957 (Hebrew); idem, The Days of the Guarding and Defence, Tel Aviv: Ma'arachot, 1954 (Hebrew). 

Yoav Gelber, The Emergence of a Jewish Army - the Veterans of the British Army in the IDF, Jerusalem: Yad Itzhak Ben Zvi, 1986 (Hebrew); idem, Why was the Palmach Disbanded? The Jewish Military Force in the Transition from a Yishuv to a State 1947-1949, Tel Aviv: Schocken Books, 1986 (Hebrew).