What’s in a name? The Black Panthers in Israel

  title={What’s in a name? The Black Panthers in Israel},
  author={Oz Frankel},
  journal={The Sixties},
  pages={26 - 9}
  • O. Frankel
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Political Science
  • The Sixties
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