Dikla Rivlin Katz

Local Jewish identity in Palestine from before World War I until the early 1960’s in Israel

Dikla Rivlin Katz is currently a fourth-year doctoral student in the department of History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a research fellow at the ZFA Berlin.

She is writing her dissertation on local Jewish identity in Palestine from the end of the Ottoman era until 1967, under the title “From the Ottoman to Israeli space: National consciousness and spatial identity of Eliyahu Eliachar under the supervision of Dr. Dimitry Shumsky. Dikla is a research fellow research fellow at Mandel Scholion Center and of DAAT HAMAKOM.

Dikla completed her undergraduate studies in Jewish History and international relations and graduated as magna cum laude a Master’s degree in Contemporary Jewry (2014), both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She wrote her MA thesis on Continuity and Change in the image of the Arab-Palestinian in Israeli society, in order to examine changes in identity in Israeli society during the period between the First Lebanon War to the Oslo process. For this work she received an award from the “Yad Ben Zvi” Institute, and a scholarship as a research fellow at the “Cherrick Center for the study of Zionism” and at the department of History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.