Kfar Etzion: The Community of Memory and the Myth of Return

  title={Kfar Etzion: The Community of Memory and the Myth of Return},
  author={David Ohana},
  journal={Israel Studies},
  pages={145 - 174}
  • D. Ohana
  • Published 21 November 2002
  • Sociology
  • Israel Studies
THE ESTABLISHMENT, DEFENSE AND FALL of the four settlements of Gush Etzion (the Etzion Bloc) in 1948 was one of the major episodes of the State of Israel-in-the-making and played a significant role in the formation of the collective memory of the Israelis. In the period between the War of Independence and the Six-Day War, the Community of Memory of the sons of Kfar Etzion nurtured the myth of Gush Etzion of which, according to one of the women concerned, "the prevailing tone was one of… 
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