Why d'you wanna go and put stars in their eyes?

By Robbie Gringras

Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), Makom: Renewing Israel Engagement, August 2007

Here we argue that the values underlying the search for instant celebrity, as exemplified by the Israeli version of American Idol, have presented a direct and deep challenge to Israeli Army conscription for all. Drawing on the recent DVD release of the award-winning film Beaufort, this article asks questions about the ubiquity of the military in Israeli cultural discourse, and its challenge for Israel Engagement work.

Topic: Movies, Culture, Media, Film, War, Zionism, Military Service

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Gringras, Robbie. Why d'you wanna go and put stars in their eyes?. Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI),Makom: Renewing Israel Engagement. August 2007: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6100


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