The Journal Historia is an historical journal published twice a year in Hebrew by the Historical Society of Israel. Whereas the periodical Zion, also published by the Historical Society of Israel, focuses on Jewish history, Historia, founded in 1998, deals with so-called “general history”, the history of all cultures, periods and geographical areas. Yet an Israeli or Jewish perspective may inform implicitly or explicitly some of the articles. The principal aim of the Journal is to encourage a dialogue among scholars of different orientations and specializations within the Israeli and Hebrew-reading community of historians. Some of the issues are devoted to a central theme (“dossier”). Each issue also includes a section of book reviews as well as review articles of books are of special significance, whether methodological, substantive, or of a controversial nature. All submitted articles are sent to double-blind peer review before being accepted for publication. Historia thus reflects the thriving scene of historical scholarship in Israel.