The stamp of a hero

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Lines from Dead Man’s Dump by Jewish poet Isaac Rosen­berg fea­ture on a com­mem­o­ra­tive stamp mark­ing the First World War is­sued by Royal Mail this week. Rosen­berg was killed in ac­tion in April 1918

Sov­er­eign Jews: Is­rael, Zion­ism and Ju­daism, was pub­lished ear­lier this year, will be a fel­low at St Anne’s Col­lege.

He said his in­ten­tion was to “cre­ate a space for tol­er­ant and di­verse en­gage­ment with Is­rael-re­lated is­sues”.

His ap­proach to Is­rael stud­ies was “both plu­ral­is­tic and in­clu­sive,” he said.

“I am in­ter­ested in ex­plor­ing what ‘Is­rael’ and ‘Is­raeli’ means for all the sub­groups in Is­raeli so­ci­ety. Is­raeli so­ci­ety is not ho­mo­ge­neous and we must recog­nise the var­i­ous his­to­ries, iden­ti­ties, cul­tures, and pol­i­tics within it.”

He is also keen to “put Is­rael back” within the broader frame­work of Mid­dle Eastern stud­ies.”

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