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Independence Day Lecture: The War of Attrition and its Ramifications on the State of Israel Today

Tue, April 16, 2013 • TBD

Dr. Zeev Drory - Managing Director, the Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee

Dr. Zeev Drory has a Ph.D. in History from the Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheva. His previous diplomas include an M.A. in Political Science from Tel Aviv University, a B.A. in International Relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and an  additional B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Ben Gurion University.

Prior to joining the Kinneret College in 2008, Dr. Drory was member of staff at the faculties of History at Haifa University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel Aviv University. He has also been a visiting lecturer at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and King’s College, London University. Among his many published works, the most recent are The Nahal Haredi Battalion: Prospects and Risks (2005), Florsheimer Institute for Policy Studies, Jerusalem; Israeli Reprisal Policy: 1953-1956 (2004), Frank Cass, Taylor and Francis Group PLC, London; and Utopia in Uniform: The Israel Defense Forces’ Contributions to Settlement, Alia and Education, in the Early Days of the State (2000), The Ben-Gurion Research Center, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press.

Dr. Drory served in the IDF for many years and retired as a Colonel. Among other roles he served as the Commander of  Givati Brigade and  Shaked special unit. Dr. Drory is also a past Commander of the IDF radio station “Galey Zahal” in addition to chairing the Givati Brigade Veteran Association.


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