Rebecca L. Stein


Rebecca L. Stein is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University and author of Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke, 2008).

Articles by this Author
Spatial Fantasies

Rivka, the tragic protagonist of Amos Gitai's new film Kadosh, is unable to conceive a child. Her anxiety is acute. The ultra-Orthodox community of Me'ah She'arim in West Jerusalem, in which Rivka lives with her husband Meir...

Violence and its Rhetoric

Peleg, Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas

Yaron Peleg, Israeli Culture Between the Two Intifadas: A Brief Romance (Austin, TX: University of Texas Press, 2008).

The Jewish Israeli Left, US Empire and the End of the Two-State Solution

Pappe Faces Down Prosecution

On May 19, 2002, Ilan Pappé received word that an order for him to stand trial at Haifa University, where he teaches political science, had been rescinded. The prosecution, represented by Haifa’s dean of humanities, had demanded Papp...

Another War Zone

In late May 2010, the convoy known as the Freedom Flotilla met off of Cyprus and headed south, carrying humanitarian aid and hundreds of international activists who aimed to break Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip. The organizers used...

From Schmaltz to Sacrilege

Yaron Ezrahi, Rubber Bullets: Power and Conscience in Modern Israel (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997).

The Limits of Revisionist Imagination

Michael Shalev, Labor and the Political Economy in Israel (Oxford, 1992).

Anita Shapira, Land and Power: The Zionist Resort to Force, 1881-1948 (Oxford, 1992).


Itineraries of Peace

In Near East Travel’s East Jerusalem office, a satellite photograph of the Middle East is framed under glass, inscribed with the names of countries and major cities. National borders are unmarked. The Holy Land -- so the map is labeled...

Friedman, Zealots for Zion

Robert I. Friedman, Zealots for Zion (Random House, 1992).

Palestinians and Israeli leftists shared high hopes at the time of Yitzhak Rabin’s inauguration, but optimism quickly began to fade. Robert...