Israel s Occupation

  • Filename: israel-s-occupation.
  • ISBN: 0520942361
  • Release Date: 2008-10-02
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Dr. Neve Gordon
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

This first complete history of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip allows us to see beyond the smoke screen of politics in order to make sense of the dramatic changes that have developed on the ground over the past forty years. Looking at a wide range of topics, from control of water and electricity to health care and education as well as surveillance and torture, Neve Gordon's panoramic account reveals a fundamental shift from a politics of life—when, for instance, Israel helped Palestinians plant more than six-hundred thousand trees in Gaza and provided farmers with improved varieties of seeds—to a macabre politics characterized by an increasing number of deaths. Drawing attention to the interactions, excesses, and contradictions created by the forms of control used in the Occupied Territories, Gordon argues that the occupation's very structure, rather than the policy choices of the Israeli government or the actions of various Palestinian political factions, has led to this radical shift.

Digital Militarism

  • Filename: digital-militarism.
  • ISBN: 9780804794978
  • Release Date: 2015-04-01
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Adi Kuntsman
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press

Israel's occupation has been transformed in the social media age. Over the last decade, military rule in the Palestinian territories grew more bloody and entrenched. In the same period, Israelis became some of the world's most active social media users. In Israel today, violent politics are interwoven with global networking practices, protocols, and aesthetics. Israeli soldiers carry smartphones into the field of military operations, sharing mobile uploads in real-time. Official Israeli military spokesmen announce wars on Twitter. And civilians encounter state violence first on their newsfeeds and mobile screens. Across the globe, the ordinary tools of social networking have become indispensable instruments of warfare and violent conflict. This book traces the rise of Israeli digital militarism in this global context—both the reach of social media into Israeli military theaters and the occupation's impact on everyday Israeli social media culture. Today, social media functions as a crucial theater in which the Israeli military occupation is supported and sustained.

The Political Economy of Israel s Occupation

  • Filename: the-political-economy-of-israel-s-occupation.
  • ISBN: 074532794X
  • Release Date: 2010-09-15
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Shir Hever
  • Publisher: Pluto Press

The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book, Shir Hever shows that both sides need to address the economic dimension if progress is to be made. Hever rejects the premise that Israel keeps control over Palestinian territories for material gain, and also the premise that Israel is merely defending itself from Palestinian aggression. Instead, he argues that the occupation has reached an impasse, with the Palestinian resistance making exploitation of the Palestinians by Israeli business interests difficult, and the Israeli authorities reluctant to give up control. With traditional economic analysis failing to explain this turn of events, this book will be invaluable for students, activists and journalists struggling to make sense of the complex issues surrounding Israel's occupation.

Hollow Land Israel s Architecture of Occupation

  • Filename: hollow-land-israel-s-architecture-of-occupation.
  • ISBN: 9781844678686
  • Release Date: 2012-08-07
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Author: Eyal Weizman
  • Publisher: Verso Books

An exposé of Israel's reconceptualization of geopolitics in the West Bank, Gaza, and other occupied territories offers insight into their practices of control and transformation using natural and built features that violently reinforce domination-minded agendas while promoting urban warfare.

How May Israel s Occupation of Gaza and the West Bank be Justified in International Law

  • Filename: how-may-israel-s-occupation-of-gaza-and-the-west-bank-be-justified-in-international-law.
  • ISBN: 9783638747202
  • Release Date: 2007-08-24
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Patrick Wagner
  • Publisher: GRIN Verlag

Essay from the year 2002 in the subject Law - European and International Law, Intellectual Properties, grade: 1 (A), University of Kent (Kent Law School), 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment:, abstract: The conflict between Israel and the Palestinians over the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza is one of the most complicated conflicts in the world. Attempts to resolve the conflict have failed in the past and a resolution seems unlikely to emerge in the near future. Partly, this is due to the fact that the situation is extremely complex and the conflict very old. History, politics and international law together with religion, nationalism and pride are entangled to form this conflict. For both sides the conflict has reached an emotional level where belief is more important than rational decisions. A lot has been written about the Israel-Palestine conflict and in recent years more and more critique of Israel has emerged. This is particularly interesting as usually every criticism of its actions or policies is turned down by Israel as anti-Semitism. One thus has to be extremely careful when writing about Israel although international law seems to be relatively clear about the 1967 occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. In order to examine the legality of the occupation, this paper will discuss the situation from both angles and look at the sources of international law relevant to this case. These are the Charter of the United Nations in general and the United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 in particular. In addition, customary international law has developed to a jus cogens, prohibiting the use of force at all for settling international disputes. Finally, this paper shall conclude that any justification of the occupation is doubtful and there is little evidence in international law that might legitimise Israel's actions. And even if the initial occupation could be legitimised under Article 51 of the UN Charter as an act of self-de

The Occupation of Justice

  • Filename: the-occupation-of-justice.
  • ISBN: 0791453375
  • Release Date: 2002-04-25
  • Number of pages: 262
  • Author: David Kretzmer
  • Publisher: SUNY Press

A critical examination of the decisions of the Supreme Court of Israel in cases relating to the Occupied Territories.

The One State Condition

  • Filename: the-one-state-condition.
  • ISBN: 9780804784337
  • Release Date: 2012-11-28
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Ariella Azoulay
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press

Since the start of the occupation of Palestinian territories in 1967, Israel's domination of the Palestinians has deprived an entire population of any political status or protection. But even decades on, most people speak of this rule—both in everyday political discussion and in legal and academic debates—as temporary, as a state of affairs incidental and external to the Israeli regime. In The One-State Condition, Ariella Azoulay and Adi Ophir directly challenge this belief. Looking closely at the history and contemporary formation of the ruling apparatus—the technologies and operations of the Israeli army, the General Security Services, and the legal system imposed in the Occupied Territories—Azoulay and Ophir outline the one-state condition of Israel/Palestine: the grounding principle of Israeli governance is the perpetuation of differential rule over populations of differing status. Israeli citizenship is shaped through the active denial of Palestinian citizenship and civil rights. Though many Israelis, on both political right and left, agree that the occupation constitutes a problem for Israeli democracy, few ultimately admit that Israel is no democracy or question the very structure of the Israeli regime itself. Too frequently ignored are the lasting effects of the deceptive denial of the events of 1948 and 1967, and the ways in which the resulting occupation has reinforced the sweeping militarization and recent racialization of Israeli society. Azoulay and Ophir show that acknowledgment of the one-state condition is not only a prerequisite for considering a one- or two-state solution; it is a prerequisite for advancing new ideas to move beyond the trap of this false dilemma.

Lords of the Land

  • Filename: lords-of-the-land.
  • ISBN: 9780786744855
  • Release Date: 2009-06-09
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Idith Zertal
  • Publisher: Nation Books

Examines how Jewish settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have had a significant impact on Palestinians and the state of Israel, resulting in the transformation of Israel's social, political, economic, and military institutions.

Our Harsh Logic

  • Filename: our-harsh-logic.
  • ISBN: 1250037735
  • Release Date: 2013-09-03
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Breaking the Silence
  • Publisher: Picador

“One of the most important books on Israel/Palestine in this generation.”—The New York Review of Books Support for Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territory—both internationally and within Israel itself—rests on the belief that the Israeli army’s presence in the West Bank and Gaza is essentially protective, aimed at safeguarding the country from terror. But Israeli soldiers themselves tell a profoundly different story. In this landmark work, which includes more than a hundred soldiers’ testimonies collected over a decade, what emerges is a broad policy that is as much offensive as defensive. In their own words, the soldiers reveal in vivid detail how key planks of the army’s program have served to accelerate Israeli acquisition of Palestinian land, cripple all normal political and social life, and ultimately thwart the possibility of Palestinian independence. Taking aim at a silence of complicity that perpetuates the justification for occupation, the soldiers who speak out here offer a gripping and immediate record of oppression. Powerful and incontrovertible, Our Harsh Logic is a supremely significant contribution to one of the world’s most vexed conflicts.

Cursed Victory A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories 1967 to the Present

  • Filename: cursed-victory-a-history-of-israel-and-the-occupied-territories-1967-to-the-present.
  • ISBN: 9781605987811
  • Release Date: 2015-05-15
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Ahron Bregman
  • Publisher: Pegasus Books

An authoritative and impassioned history of the aftermath of the Six Day War—by a former Israeli soldier—and a cogent argument for an end to the occupation. In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath—a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade. Drawing on unprecedented access to high-level sources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of how what Israel promised would be an 'enlightened occupation' quickly turned sour, and the anguished diplomatic attempts to bring it to an end. Bregman sheds fresh light on critical moments in the peace process, taking us behind the scenes as decisions about the fate of the territories were made, and more often, as crucial opportunities to resolve the conflict were missed. As the narrative moves from Jerusalem to New York, Oslo to Beirut, and from the late 1960s to the present day, Cursed Victory provides vivid portraits of the key players in this unfolding drama, including Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, Bill Clinton, and Yasser Arafat. Yet Bregman always reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the daily lives of millions of Arabs, and how the Palestinian resistance, especially during the first and second intifadas, and now in recent tragic developments, have shaped the political arena. As Bregman concludes, the occupation has become a dark stain on Israel's history. Cursed Victory is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.

Women and the Israeli Occupation

  • Filename: women-and-the-israeli-occupation.
  • ISBN: 9781134866632
  • Release Date: 2003-09-02
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Tamar Mayer
  • Publisher: Routledge

The state of Israel and the Palestinian nation are at a monumental juncture in their histories. Both have a chance to claim a new future but more than a quarter of a century of occupation has had significant social, political, economic, cultural, psychological and moral ramifications for Israeli and Palestinian men and women. Women and the Israeli Occupation analyses the impact of the occupier/occupied dichotomy on the lives of Palestinian, Israeli Palestinian, and Israeli Jewish women. The book argues that the Occupation has exposed internal conflicts, challenging social structures within all three societies, but has also reinforced existing loyalties as Palestinian and Jewish women have moved into public political action and worked together to end the Occupation. It suggests that although military occupation is not colonialism, there are many similarities in the Israeli/Palestinian case.


  • Filename: intifada.
  • ISBN: 0896083632
  • Release Date: 1989-01
  • Number of pages: 423
  • Author: Zachary Lockman
  • Publisher: South End Press

This collection of critical essays includes eyewitness accounts from the West Bank and Gaza, discussions of Palenstinian society and politics, and analyses of the role of the United States in the Middle East and Palestine.

Palestine Inside Out An Everyday Occupation

  • Filename: palestine-inside-out-an-everyday-occupation.
  • ISBN: 9780393069969
  • Release Date: 2010-04-12
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Saree Makdisi
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

“A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. Tutu Tending one’s fields, visiting a relative, going to the hospital: for ordinary Palestinians, such activities require negotiating permits and passes, curfews and closures, “sterile roads” and “seam zones”—bureaucratic hurdles ultimately as deadly as outright military incursion. In Palestine Inside Out, Saree Makdisi draws on eye-opening statistics, academic histories, UN reports, and contemporary journalism to reveal how the “peace process” institutionalized Palestinians’ loss of control over their inner and outer lives—and argues powerfully and convincingly for a one-state solution.

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