Ruth Amir

Ruth Amir is a Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies at the Max Stern Academic College of Emek Yezreel. She is co-author of two books on electoral reform in Israel and on executive governance. More recently, her research and publications have focused on Israeli politics and on the discourse of identity and collective memory.

Publications by Ruth Amir

The Sacrifice of the Sons: Framing a Media Pseudo-event

The 2003 election campaign was highlighted by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s press conference in response to a leak regarding an ongoing police investigation. The live broadcast was cut off by the chairman of the Central Election Committee, Judge Mishael Cheshin. The judge’s argument was that the speech was unlawful since it contained political propaganda. This
brought to the fore the symbolic relationships between fathers and their offspring in politics. Read More »