The victory image : Imaging Israeli warfighting from Lebanon to Gaza. / Galai, Yoav.

In: Security Dialogue, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.08.2019, p. 295–313.

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The victory image : Imaging Israeli warfighting from Lebanon to Gaza. / Galai, Yoav.

In: Security Dialogue, Vol. 50, No. 4, 01.08.2019, p. 295–313.

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Galai, Yoav. / The victory image : Imaging Israeli warfighting from Lebanon to Gaza. In: Security Dialogue. 2019 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 295–313.

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