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ISME Website History Standing Committee IHME Homepage ISRAEL - Key Reference  Israel: From visions of nationhood to realisation through music by Lia Laor  This book chapter is a key reference for the historical development of music education in Israel. It was published as Chapter 14 in The Origins and Foundations of Music Education: International Perspectives, edited by Gordon Cox and Robin Stevens.  This book is available in hardcopy, paperback and eBook editions and was published by Bloomsbury International, London in 2016.    For details of the second and expanded edition, click on the appropriate icon below to go to the following link:             Bloomsbury Academic -  The book is also available from other suppliers including Amazon, Google Books, Book Repository, etc.   The following list of references utilised by the authors in the writing of this chapter may be a useful source of information for scholars and researchers interested in the history of music education in Israel.   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