Academic Publications

* Full text versions of the publications are available for scholarly purposes upon request. For most of the publications, abstracts and full text versions (attached) are already provided below.


  1. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2005). Hamishpaha hafalestinit [The Palestinian family]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew).
  2. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2005). Hacalcala hafalestinit [The Palestinian economy]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew).
  3. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2004). Haplitim hafalestinim vezchoot hashiva [The Palestinian refugees and the right of return]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew).
  4. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2004). Sifroot veamanoot hafalestinit [The Palestinian literature and arts scene]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew).
  5. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2004). Ma'arechet habriyoot hafalestinit [The Palestinian health system]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In  Hebrew + English translation).
  6. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2004). Ma'arechet hachinooch hafalestinit [The Palestinian education system]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew + English translation).
  7. Nets, R. (Ed.) (2003). Hatikshoret hafalestinit [The Palestinian media]. Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University. (In Hebrew + English translation).


  1. Nets-Zehngut, R. The Israeli memory of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba. New York: Palgrave. (English).  
    1. Nets-Zehngut, R. Hazikaron haisraeli shel HaNakba hafalestinit be-1948 [The Israeli memory of the 1948 Palestinian Nakba]. Tel Aviv: Resling (Hebrew). 
  2. Nets-Zehngut, R. The Israeli (and Palestinian) collective memory of the conflict – Survey findings, analysis comparison and collaboration. Saabrücken, Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing. 
  3. Bar-Tal, D., Nets-Zehngut, R., and Sharvit, K. (Eds.). Self-censorship of narratives of political violence. New York: Springer. 


                  PhD Dissertation 
                  Fixation and change of the Israeli official memory regarding the
                  causes for the exodus of the Palestinian refugees during the 1948
                  War, 1949-2004.
                  Survey Research
                   opinion survey (English). 
                 2. The findings of the above survey in Hebrew.                

                 3. A Video of a 17-minute talk about the above survey research:

                Articles/Book Chapters (in English if not mentioned otherwise)


  1. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2017). Israeli war veterans’ memory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. International Journal of Conflict Management28 (2), 182-201.
  2. Nets-Zehngut, R., & Bar-Tal, D. (2016) Zionists but less: Competing narratives in the Israeli-Jewish popular memory of the Israeli-Arab/Palestinian conflict: Findings of a public opinion survey. Gilui Da’at, 9, 41-65. (Hebrew).
  3. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2016) The Israeli collective memory of the conflict: Its characteristics and its relation to the conflict. In K. Sharvit & E. Halperin (Eds.), The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A social psychology perspective – Celebrating the legacy of Daniel Bar-Tal (Vol. II), 49-60. New York: Springer.
  4. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2015). Israel’s Publications Agency and the 1948 Palestinian refugees. Israel Studies, 21 (1), 54-81.
  5. Oren, N., Nets-Zehngut, R., and Bar-Tal, D. (2015). Construction of the Israeli-Jewish conflict-supportive narrative and the struggle over its dominance. Political Psychology, 36 (2), 215-230.
  6. Nets-Zehngut, R., Pliskin, R. and Bar-Tal, D. (2015). Self-censorship in conflicts: Israel and the 1948 Palestinian exodus. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 21, 479-499. 
  7. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2015). The Israeli army's official memory of the 1948 Palestinian exodus (1949-2004). War in History, 22 (2), 211-234.
  8. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2015). The role of direct-experience people in promoting transitional justice: The Israeli case. In E. Bird and F. Ottanelli (Eds.), The performance of memory as transitional justice, 115-132. Cambridge: Intersentia.
  9. Bar-Tal, D., Oren, N., and Nets-Zehngut, R. (2014). Socio-psychological analysis of conflict-supporting narratives: A general framework. Journal of Peace Research, 51 (5) 662–675.
  10. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2014). The Israeli and Palestinian collective memories of their conflict: Comparing their characteristics, determinants and implications. Brown Journal of World Affairs, 20 (2), 103-121.
  11. Rothman, J., Alberstein, M. and Nets-Zehngut, R. (2014). Correlation of theory and practice in conflict engagement. International Journal of Conflict Engagement and Resolution, 2 (2), 71-75.  
  12. Nets-Zehngut, R., and Bar-Tal, D. (2014). Transformation of the collective memory of conflicts: A tentative model. International Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, 26 (3), DOI number: 10.1007/s10767-013-9147-6.
  13. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2013). Israeli Approved Textbooks and the 1948 Palestinian Exodus. Israel Studies, 18 (3), 41-68
  14. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2013). Palestinians and Israelis collaborate in addressing the historical narratives of their conflict. Quest: Issues in Contemporary Jewish History, 5, 232-252.   
  15. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2013). Major events and the collective memory of conflicts. International Journal of Conflict Management 24 (3), 209-230. 
  16. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2013). [Historyat hasichsuch Haisraeli-Falestini – Hashva'a bein mekorot Israeli’im shebechtav lemekorot falestini’im shebealpe] The history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – Comparing Israeli documented sources to Palestinian oral ones. Megamot, 49 (1), 3-27. (Hebrew)
  17. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). The passing of time and the collective memory of conflicts - Israel and the 1948 Palestinian exodus. Peace and Change, 37 (2), 253-285. 
  18. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). The collective self-healing process in intractable conflicts – The Israeli-Palestinians’ case. Conflict Resolution Quarterly, 30 (2), 243-267.
  19. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). Internal and external collective memories of confclits - Israel and the 1948 Palestinian exodus. International Journal of Conflict and Violence, 6 (1), 126-140.
  20. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). Overview of the Israeli memory of the Palestinian refugee problem. Peace Review, 24 (2), 187-194.  
  21. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). Reconciling the rivalries following intractable conlficts. International Relations and World Politics, 4 (2), 103-125. (in Russian - Journal of Moscow University).
  22. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). Mechkarim shel chokrim Israelim/Yeudim benogea lehazivat haplitim Hafalestinim bemahalach milhemet ha'atsmaut [Studies of Israeli/Jewish scholars regarding the Palestinian exodus during the War of Independence]. Politika, 12, 151-179. (In Hebrew).
  23. Bar-Tal, D., Halperin E., Porat, R. & Nets-Zehngut, R. (2012). Why society members tend to support the continuation of intractable conflicts and resist peaceful resolution? In A. Golec de Zavala & A. Cichocka (Eds.), Social psychology of social problems (pp. 254-279). Houndmills, England: Palgrave Macmillan.      
  24. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2011). Origins of the Palestinian refugee problem: Changes in the historical memory of Israelis/Jews 1949-2004. Journal of Peace Research, 48 (2), 235-248.
  25. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2011). Palestinian autobiographical memory regarding the 1948 Palestinian exodus. Political Psychology, 32 (2), 271-295.
  26. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2010). Kehilat hamechkar haisraelit/yehoodit vebeayat haplitim [The Israeli/Jewish research community and the refugee problem]. In A. Jamal (Ed.) Dialectica shel zikaron veshichecha ba'atsmaoot haisraelit vebanakba hafalestinit: Nekoodat mabat hachshavit [The dialectics of remembrance and forgetting regarding the Israeli independence and the Palestinian Nackba: Current perspective] (pp. 23-28). Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv University, The Walter Lebach Institute. (In Hebrew).
  27. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2010). Servas. Entry in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, N. Young (Ed.), (pp. 38-39). New York: Oxford University Press.
  28. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2009). Passive healing of the aftermath of intractable conflicts. The International Journal of Peace Studies, 14 (1), 39-60.
  29. Bar-Tal, D., Rosen, Y., & Nets-Zehngut, R. (2009). Peace education in societies involved in intractable conflicts: Goals, conditions and directions. In G. Salomon & E. Cairns (Eds.), Handbook of peace education (pp. 21-43). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  30. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2008). The Israeli national Information Center and collective memory of the Israeli-Arab conflict. The Middle East Journal, 62 (4), 653-670.
  31. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2008). Passive reconciliation in the context of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. In G. Ben-Porat (Ed.), Implementing peace agreements: Israel-Palestine, South Africa and Northern Ireland (pp. 178-194). New York: Palgrave-McMillan.
  32. Halperin, E., Bar-Tal, D., Nets-Zehngut, R., & Drori, E. (2008). Emotions in conflict: Correlates of fear and hope in the Israeli-Jewish society. Peace and Conflict, 14, 233-258.
  33. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2007). Analyzing the process of collective reconciliation. International Journal on World Peace, 24(3), 53-81.
  34. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2007). Shinooy zikaron collectivy shel shchsoochim [Transformation of collective memory of intractable conflicts]. Ruah Mizrahit, 5, 76-80. (In Hebrew).
  35. Nets-Zehngut, R., & Bar-Tal, D. (2007). The intractable Israeli-Palestinian conflict and possible pathways to peace. In J. Kuriansky (Ed.), Psychotherapy in a turmoil region: Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis from a psychological perspective (pp. 3-13). Westport, CT: Praeger.
  36. Nets-Zehngut, R. (2006). Refugee tales: 1948 considered – A historical analysis of Israeli attitudes towards the creation of Palestinian refugee problem in 1948. Yale Israel Journal, 10, 12-26.
  37. Nets, R. (2003). Mediniyoot beit-hadin leavoda legabey tsavey meniya kneged shvitot [Labor court’s policy regarding strikes’ injunctions]. HaMishapt, 16, 46-57. (In Hebrew).


                 In Press

  1. Bar-Tal, D., Oren, N. and Nets-Zehngut, R. Havnaya shel narrative tomech sichsuch bisrael [Construction of conflict-supportive narrative in Israel]. The Israeli Journal of Conflict Resolution. (Hebrew).
  2. Elbaz, S., Magal T., Nets-Zehngut, R., and Abutbul, G. Self-censorship in the media. In D. Bar-Tal and R. Nets-Zehngut, and K. Sharvit (Eds.) Self-censorship of narratives of political violence. New York: Springer.
  3. Nets-Zehngut, R.. and Fuxman, S. Self-censorship in the academia. In D. Bar-Tal and R. Nets-Zehngut, and K. Sharvit (Eds.) Self-censorship of narratives of political violence. New York: Springer.
  4. Nets-Zehngut, R.. and Elbaz, S. Self-censorship around the world - Four International Case Studies. In D. Bar-Tal and R. Nets-Zehngut, and K. Sharvit (Eds.) Self-censorship of narratives of political violence. New York: Springer.
  5. Bar-Tal, D., Nets-Zehngut, R. and Sharvit, K . Self-censorship: Preface. In D. Bar-Tal and R. Nets-Zehngut, and K. Sharvit (Eds.) Self-censorship of narratives of political violence. New York: Springer.