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Author Halper, Jeff, author

Title An Israeli in Palestine : resisting dispossession, redeeming Israel / Jeff Halper
Edition 2nd ed
Published London ; New York : Pluto Press ; [Jerusalem] : in association with ICAHD, 2010


Description 1 online resource (xi, 338 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction: Getting it and going there -- pt. 1. Comprehending oppression. The making of a critical Israeli -- The message of the bulldozers -- pt. 2. The sources of oppression. The impossible dream: constructing a Jewish ethnocracy in Palestine -- Dispossession (Nishul): ethnocracy's handmaiden -- The narrative of Exodus -- pt. 3. The structure of oppression. Expanding dispossession: the occupation and the matrix of control -- Concluding dispossession: Oslo and unilateral separation -- pt. 4. Overcoming oppression. Redeeming Israel -- What about terrorism? -- Apartheid, warehousing or ... -- Where do we go from here? -- Appendices. 1. House demolitions in the Occupied Territories since 1967 -- 2. The road map and Israel's 14 reservations -- 3. Letter from US President George W. Bush to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon -- 4. ICAHD's call for BDS
Summary Israeli anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper throws a harsh light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of a critical insider. While the Zionist founders of Israel created a vibrant society, culture and economy, they did so at a high price: Israel could not maintain its exclusive Jewish character without imposing on the country's Palestinian population policies of ethnic cleansing, occupation and discrimination, expressed most graphically in its ongoing demolition of thousands of Palestinian homes, both inside Israel and in the Occupied Territories. An Israeli in Palestine records Halper's journey 'beyond the membrane' that shields his people from the harsh realities of Palestinian life to his 'discovery' that he was actually living in another country: Palestine. Without dismissing the legitimacy of his own country, he realises that Israel is defined by its oppressive relationship to the Palestinians. This second edition is includes an epilogue gauging the chances for peace after the failed Annapolis process
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-324) and index
Notes Print version record
In Academic Library
Subject Palestinian Arabs -- West Bank -- Social conditions
Palestinian Arabs -- Government policy -- Israel
Wrecking -- Political aspects -- West Bank
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Jewish-Arab relations.
HISTORY -- General.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Process -- Political Advocacy.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Government policy.
Jewish-Arab relations.
Palestinian Arabs -- Government policy.
Palestinian Arabs -- Social conditions.
Wrecking -- Political aspects.
Besetzte Gebiete
Israel -- Government policy
West Bank.
Form Electronic book
Author Ṿaʻad ha-Yiśreʼeli neged harisat batim
ISBN 9781849645706