The Israeli Citizenship Model: The Role of Pluralism and Particularism in Drawing the Boundaries of the Israeli Polity – By Benedetta Berti

This article examines the Israeli citizenship discourse, emphasizing the influence of Israel’s historical experience, societal composition and constitutive values. The first section provides the theoretical foundation of the essay, describing the Israeli citizenship model, stressing its complex nature, and explaining how three alternative models of citizenship—liberal, republican, and ethno‐nationalist—co‐exist and interact in the Israeli polity.

Benedetta Berti, Fletcher MALD 2007, is the Earhart Doctoral Fellow at the Fletcher School and the Neubauer Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies (Tel Aviv University). She specializes in international security studies and Middle East studies. 



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