Jews, Israelis and Citizens – National Identity and Patterns of Political Involvement among Israeli Adolescents
Young Israeli Jews undergo a unique process of political socialization during which they are required to develop two distinct, yet closely related national identities? Israeli identity and Jewish identity. Simultaneously, they also develop various political orientations essential in any democratic society. This survey study focuses on the national identities and the patterns of political socialization and involvement among 456 junior high and high school students in Israel. The study focuses on the interrelations between Israeli, Jewish, and civic political orientations and examines the changes which occur during adolescence as well as the differences among subcultures defined according to various background variables of the respondents.