The trends in the literature on David Ben-Gurion's position on the 1948 Palestinian refugee problem can be divided into two main categories, with Benny Morris's (1987) The Birth of the Palestinian Refugee Problem marking a watershed between the
Ideology, Morality, and Praxis
A Comparative View
The holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as Haram al-Sharif or al-Aqsa is central to both the Jewish and Palestinian Arab national movements. As such, it is important to plumb the roots of the role it plays for them, and to
Arab Soccer in a Jewish State Revisited
This article reexamines my argument published in 2007 regarding the apolitical character of Arab soccer fans in Israel. Until recently, explicit political protest and expressions of Palestinian national identity have remained outside the stadium. For most Arab fans, soccer was an opportunity to display common ground with Jewish citizens. Displaying Palestinian nationalism was considered to be endangering the potential for rapprochement. However, over the past decade the barriers that blocked political protest from entering the stadium have been ruptured. Several interrelated factors are suggested as explanations for this shift: multiple cycles of escalated violence in the region, a wave of anti-Arab legislation, the globalization of fan culture, the model of a politicized soccer fan provided during the Arab Spring, and the emergence of social media.
Israeli control over the territories and ‘other’ civilian subjects, namely, the Palestinians. As discussed elsewhere ( N. Gazit 2015 ), this logic is already being implemented in the Occupied Territories, where violent Jewish settlers, through acts of
The American Jewish Committee and Israel’s Palestinian Minority, 1948–1966
Geoffrey P. Levin
American Jews engaged with Israel regarding the state’s treatment of its Palestinian-Arab citizens during the period of the military government (1948–1966). The military government refers to a form of martial law that applied to most Palestinian Arabs who
From Redemptive Revolution to Human Rights on the Temple Mount
conflicting narratives (Israeli and Palestinian) living together on the same land (2012: 186). This emphasis on the recognition of the Other was also continued by R. ShaGaR’s followers. Natanel Lederberg (2007) , one of R. ShaGaR’s older disciples, published
From 'Quietism' to Ethno-nationalism
Hillel Cohen, The Rise and Fall of Arab Jerusalem: Palestinian Politics and the City since 1967 (New York: Routledge, 2011), 162 pp.
Oded Haklai, Palestinian Ethnonationalism in Israel (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), 243 pp.
Amal Jamal, Arab Minority Nationalism in Israel: The Politics of Indigeneity (New York: Routledge, 2011), 324 pp.
Ilan Pappé, The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011), 336 pp.
Ilan Peleg and Dov Waxman, Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011), 262 pp.
Yitzhak Reiter, National Minority, Regional Majority: Palestinian Arabs versus Jews in Israel (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 2009), 403 pp.
Lena Saleh and Mira Sucharov
Those of us who teach Israeli-Palestinian relations and the conflict know that it is not an easy task. Some instructors discourage students from voicing their political inclinations altogether. Others engage in a delicate balancing act between
Turkey is currently hosting over 3.5 million refugees from Syria, the vast majority of whom are self-settled in urban areas ( UNHCR 2020 ). Amongst those displaced to Turkey by the conflict in Syria are Palestinian refugees whose presence in Syria
The Arab Student Union and the Communitas of the Palestinian Israeli Educated
In spite of state efforts to limit public nationalist ritual of the Palestinian Israeli community, one ritual system, as this article details, is kept intact by the Arab Student Union (ASU). Based on an ethnographic study of the Hebrew University ASU, I show how this ritual system is instructive in a specific, educated Palestinian Israeli identity. Instruction revolves around the root paradigms of a specifically Israeli Palestinian-ness and of the national responsibility of the educated. The instructive ritual system arouses communitas of the educated Palestinian community through instruction carried out in the context of sacralized space and time and by means of the use of ritual art and events, the recruitment of ritual commentators, and the intermeshing of ethos and world-view. This ritual system can be understood as an indigenous Palestinian Israeli pedagogy for liberation.