Imperial Israel and the Palestinians The Politics of Expansion

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Pub. Date: 2000-07-20
Publisher(s): Pluto Press
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Summary

In Imperial Israel and the Palestinians , Nur Masalha provides a history of Israel's expansionist policies, focusing on the period from the June War of 1967 to the present day. He demonstrates that imperialist tendencies in Israel run the political gamut, from Left to Right.Masalha argues that the heart of the conflict between Zionist immigrants/settlers and the native Palestinians has always been about land, territory, demography and water. He documents how Israeli policy has made it a priority to expel the Palestinians, either by war or peaceful measures. But these imperialist tendencies are not restricted to extremist zealots. The author uncovers the expansionist policies found in Labour Zionism and Kookist ideology. Chapters cover the Whole Land of Israel Movement, Zionist Revisionism and the Likud Party, Gush Emunim and the religious fundamentalists, parties and movements of the far right and the evolution of Israeli Jewish public attitudes since 1967.

Author Biography

Nur Masalha is the author of A Land Without a People and Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of ‘Transfer’ in Zionist Political Thought, 1882-1948 .

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1(27)
Labour Zionism's `Activists': New Territorial Maximalism and the Whole Land of Israel Movement, 1967--77
28(27)
Zionist Revisionism and the Likud: From Jabotinsky to Netanyahu
55(50)
Jewish Fundamentalism, Greater Israel and the Palestinians
105(58)
The Secular Ultra-nationalists: Parties and Movements of the Far Right
163(33)
The Public Opinion Debate: Evolving Jewish Attitudes, the Palestinians and Greater Israel
196(23)
Epilogue 219(11)
Notes 230(30)
Select Bibliography 260(9)
Index 269

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