Krav Maga (‘contact combat’) is an Israeli combat discipline arguably one of the many intangible cultural heritages of Israel and the Jewish people. It has played a unique role in the (re)creation and preservation of the Jewish identity and the formation of the state of Israel.
Recently we observe a growing academic literature debating the role of martial arts in international affairs and domestic political processes. It is the scope of this paper to contribute to this proposing a framework for understanding Krav-Maga as a means of cultural diplomacy as seen in other nations.
Mor, G., & Molle, A. (2021). Should the State of Israel pursue Krav Maga as an intangible cultural heritage of the Jewish people? History and politics say yes. International Journal of Martial Arts, 7, 10-19. https://doi.org/10.51222/injoma.2021.03.7.10
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