Professor Amir Goldstein is a visiting faculty member at the Mandel Center for Leadership in the North, where he lectures in the Center’s programs and is involved in developing its pedagogical approach. A historian and educator, he grew up in Kiryat Shmona, worked at his alma mater the Danciger high school, and was its principal until 2012. For the last decade, he has lectured at Tel-Hai College and served as dean of students and as chair of the department of multidisciplinary studies. Amir’s main fields of research are the history of Zionism and the Land of Israel in modern times and collective Israeli memory, and he has specialized in studying the Zionist Right from Ze’ev Jabotinsky to Menachem Begin. In recent years, he has studied the history of Kiryat Shmona and led community processes to develop a local historical narrative. Amir’s published works in Hebrew include: Heroism and Exclusion: Olei Hagardom and the Zionist Memory (Yad Ben Zvi and the Jabotinsky Institute, 2011); Zionism and Anti-Semitism in the Thought and Action of Ze’ev Jabotinsky (Ben-Gurion University and the Jabotinsky Institute, 2015); and Tel Hai 1920–2020: Between History and Memory, co-edited with Professor Yael Zerubavel (Yad Ben Zvi and Tel Aviv University, 2020).
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