Israel and the Arab Spring; War and Society in Israel; The 1948 War; History of Jewish-Arab Relations
Moshe Naor is a Visiting Professor of Israel Studies at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in History from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Dr. Naor has taught Israeli History at the University of Toronto, Tulane University, and York University, Toronto, Canada. His research interests focus on Israeli History, War and Society, History of the Jewish community in Palestine, and Jewish-Muslim Relations in the Middle East. His book, On the Home Front: Tel Aviv and the Mobilization of the Yishuv in the 1948 War of Independence, was published in 2009. He is also the editor of State and Community (Magnes Press, 2004) and Army, Memory and National Identity (Magnes Press, 2007). Among his recent articles are: "The 1948 War Veterans and Postwar Reconstruction in Israel", Journal of Israeli History (2010); "The Israeli Volunteering Movement Preceding the 1956 War", Israel Affairs (2010); and "Welfare and Reconstruction in the Aftermath of War: The Ministry of War Sufferers, 1948-1951", Cathedra (2010). His current research deals with Israeli Post-War Reconstruction and State Building in the early 1950s, and on the Jews from Islamic Countries and Jewish-Arab Relations in Mandatory Palestine.