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ower of a nation, the ability of modern states to provide the needs of its citizenship depends on a whole set of global and domestic actors that have more than diluted the very fundamentals of nationalism. At the core of this phenomenal decline is the boom in information and informational technologies. Notwithstanding the foregoing, national identity remains enormously important. As globalization continues to transform the world, the very significance nationalistic perceptions of state-sovereignty, citizenship, and inter-state relations will continue to depreciate even further, with their relevance dependent much on the changes and adaptations to the emerging forces that are set to get even more deleterious.
The iron wall, a policy instituted by the hard-line Zionists in Israel with regards to dealing with the Arabs towards finding a lasting peace has had very little effect in terms of actualizing its very purpose. That though the policy has brought forth a comparatively stronger Israel relative to its neighbors militarily, the hard stance has only served to portray the nation’s military actions in uncompromising lenses, thus, the regressive peace agreement that has more than thrown numerous opportunities into disarray. The film on the same is, however, full of facts on the ground, but is far from balanced, for it majors on the views of one and only person, Vladimir Jabotinsky. The issues raised therein, though, remains crucial in determining the facets of a lasting peace in the
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Another key issue that is observable in Israel is its state as a nation, with historiography researchers and other observers documenting the Jewish state/Israeli nation discourse. These two issues are discernible in all socio-economic and political aspects of Israel.
During periods of conflict, many government leaders rely on how citizens feel about their country to recruit soldiers as well as to gain support for the continuation of a fighting strength. When governments fall out of favor with the nation's people, many issues can arise which can lead to increased discord and an overall lack of support.
However, as Hitti (1943) writes in his analysis of the Islamic conquest, this particular event is not simply militarily or historically significant but, above all, is culturally and politically important. The Arab conquest of the North African and the Levantine countries was as much a cultural conquest as it was military one.
He stated that the industrial revolution in the West necessitated a radical change in the relationship between polity and culture, and that this in turn produced nationalism. Mass literacy and a high degree of social mobility, could only be achieved by access to state-sponsored universal education system- that is national- are the basic requirement for the industrial and predominantly urban society.
These 'enemies' could be other animals in smaller societies, other nations or people in larger context and even nature when had a panoramic view. While fear could have been the major inspiration for coming together in the earlier days, growth of a country and living against other men met the spirit of nationalism had to exist (Levy, 2000).
People who are grouped together with the same background, even the same race, can have a purpose larger than themselves. A nation, in his opinion, is not defined by the boundaries on a map, but by the unity and resilience of a
nation, an aspiration for its wealth, welfare, and the upholding of a strong respect and regard for the policies, laws or principles of that country. In a deeper sense, nationalism also means the maintaining and expounding of national culture and ideals among a specified group