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Dikla Rivlin Katz

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

Dikla Rivlin Katz is a first year doctoral student in the department of the History of the Jewish People and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

She is writing her dissertation under the supervision of Dr. Dimitry Shumsky on local Jewish identity in Palestine from before World War I until the early 1960’s in Israel.

Dikla completed her undergraduate studies in Jewish History and international relations and received, with honors, a Master’s degree in Contemporary Jewry (2014), both at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She wrote her MA thesis on Continuity and Change of the image of the Arab-Palestinian in Israeli society as a way to examine changes in identity in Israeli society during the period between the First Lebanon War and the Oslo process. For this work she received an award from the “Yad Ben Zvi” Institute, and scholarships 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.