The Last "Mapainik" and the "Iron Wall": Netanyahu and the Palestinian Issue 2009-2021

Kobi Michael, Or Wertman

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The strategy that Netanyahu led as prime minister in the years 2009-2021 is not only a military-security strategy, but a Grand-strategy of national security. Netanyahu adopted the strategy of action, practical Zionism, over revisionist political Zionism. Netanyahu, in his own way, became the last of the "Mapainikim" who knew how to establish a state, develop it and fortify its power and position by virtue of the act and by strengthening the Iron Wall.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIsrael Affairs
Issue number00
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8 Jul 2023


  • Netanyahu
  • Israel
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict
  • Abraham accords
  • Hamas
  • Palestinian Authority
  • Israel-USA relations


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