A Decade Later, the World Had Changed, the Cleavage Structure Remained

  title={A Decade Later, the World Had Changed, the Cleavage Structure Remained},
  author={Asher Arian and Michal Mahat Shamir},
  journal={Party Politics},
  pages={685 - 705}
The defining challenge for Israel since 1967 has been the future of the territories captured in the Six Day War and the population living in them. With the stalemate festering and the salience of the conflict very high, the conflict with the Palestinians has become the major cleavage dimension in Israeli politics. Building on the multidimensional conceptualization of cleavage, we argue that despite the occurrence of many, dramatic, changes, the cleavage structure has not changed in the past… 

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