Imperial Israel and the Palestinians

Imperial Israel and the Palestinians : The Politics of Expansion

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This book is 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 130 x 214 x 18mm | 458.13g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745316158
  • 9780745316154
  • 2,172,326

About Nur Masalha

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 .show more

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'Profusely documented and is marked by intelligent andrigorous analysis, a welcome addition to a growing literature on a crucial subject, and it is nothing less than indispensable' -- Naseer Aruri, Journal of Palestine Studies 'This very timely book shows absolutely that there can be no peace with Zionism. Exhaustively researched, with a bibliography almost as long as the book itself, the author seems to have had limitless access to Israeli central state archives ... This is an extremely useful book' -- News Line/Marxist Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Labour Zionism's `Activists': New Territorial Maximalism and the Whole Land of Israel Movement, 1967-1977 2. Zionist Revisionism and the Likud: From Jabotinsky to Netanyahu Jabotinsky's Legacy Proposals of Jabotinsky's Disciples The Post-1967 Period The Likud in Power Netanyahu and the Oslo Process 3. Jewish Fundamentalism, Greater Israel and the Palestinians: Gush Emunim, Settlement and Nationalist-Religious Messianic Trend The Politics of Amalek Proposals of Fundamentalist Academics: Other Racist Groups 4. The Secular Ultranationalists: Parties and Movements of the Far Right 5. The Public Opinion Debate Evolving Jewish Attitudes, the Palestinians and Greater Israel The `Demographic Threat' Debate Sammy Smooha's Attitudinal Data The Impact of the `Peace Process' Epilogue Select Bibliography Indexshow more

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