An Israeli in Palestine Resisting Dispossession, Redeeming Israel, Second Edition

Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2010-07-15
Publisher(s): Pluto Press
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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.

Author Biography

Jeff Halper, an Israeli Professor of Anthropology, has been a leading figure within the Israeli peace movement for over thirty years, and the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). Halper was nominated by the American Friends Service Committee for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and is the author of Obstacles to Peace (2005) and Between Redemption and Revival (1991).

Table of Contents

Illustrations and Mapsp. vii
Introduction: Getting It and Going Therep. 1
Comprehending Oppression
The Making of a Critical Israelip. 15
The Message of the Bulldozersp. 36
The Sources of Oppression
The Impossible Dream: Constructing a Jewish Ethnocracy in Palestinep. 63
Dispossession (Nishul): Ethnocracy's Handmaidenp. 97
The Narrative of Exodusp. 126
The Structure of Oppression
Expanding Dispossession: The Occupation and the Matrix of Controlp. 141
Concluding Dispossession: Oslo and Unilateral Separationp. 175
Overcoming Oppression
Redeeming Israelp. 207
What About Terrorism?p. 234
Apartheid, Warehousing Or....p. 254
Where Do We Go From Here?p. 281
House Demolitions in the Occupied Territories Since 1967p. 301
The Road Map and Israel's 14 Reservationsp. 304
Letter from US President George W. Bush to Prime Minister Ariel Sharonp. 312
ICAHD's Call for BDSp. 315
Bibliographyp. 317
Further Resourcesp. 325
Indexp. 326
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