Palestine And Rule Of Power

Author by : Alaa Tartir
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Description : This book explores how the rule of power relates to the case of occupied Palestine, examining features of local dissent and international governance. The project considers expressions of the rule of power in two particular ways: settler colonialism and neoliberalism. As power is always accompanied by resistance, the authors engage with and explores forms of everyday resistance to the logics and regimes of neoliberal governance and settler colonialism. They investigate wide-ranging issues and dynamics related to international governance, liberal peacebuilding, statebuilding, and development, the claim to politics, and the notion and practice of resistance. This work will be of interest for academics focusing on modern Middle Eastern politics, international relations, as well as for courses on contemporary conflicts, peacebuilding, and development.


Power And Politics In Palestine

Author by : James S. McLaren
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Description : A historical examination of the administration in Palestine between 100 BC and AD 70. Detailed case studies of such sources as Josephus, the New Testament and Philo establish who was actually involved in the decision-making process and political manoeuvering. The main issues addressed include: whether there was a system of Jewish government, and whether it included a permanent institution, the Sanhedrin; whether there is evidence that political and religious affairs were separated; whether the Jews were able to convict and execute people under Roman rule; what roles, if any, were played by individuals and social or religious groups in the administration; and what the motivation of those involved in the administration may have been.


Evidence Rules Of Colonial Difference

Author by : Binyamin Avi Ad Blum
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Description : This dissertation traces the developments of Palestine's law of proof under British rule to explore both the relationship between culture and the rules of evidence, and between law and British colonialism. The conventional wisdom has thus far been that evidentiary rules and legal procedures in the colonies were "anglicized" rapidly and comprehensively, stirring little or no controversy. Such assumptions, however, have until now gone untested. Using Mandate Palestine as a case study, this dissertation demonstrates that evidentiary reform in British dependencies was a great deal more involved and contested than previously assumed. Far from being "anglicized, " Palestine's evidence rules maintained important distinguishing characteristics throughout the Mandate era. Incorporating insights from the political, intellectual and social history of the Middle East, the history and philosophy of science, and legal anthropology, this dissertation explores the factors that coalesced to shape Palestine's unique rules of evidence between 1917 and 1939. Drawing on never before examined archival documents in English, Arabic and Hebrew, including official and personal correspondences, petitions, court records and memoirs, this dissertation provides a nuanced and multifaceted analysis of the creation of legal norms in the colonial context. The dissertation avoids reducing the nature and origin of colonial law to a single feature, exploring instead the ongoing interaction between factors: it analyzes legal debates as concurrently negotiations over national, ethnic and religious identity as well as opportunities to further personal, domestic or imperial interests; it views the colonial courtroom and legal system as simultaneously a site for establishing legitimacy, or furthering British control of the local population, as well as an arena for political contestation and resistance. Though focused in time, place and subject matter, the insights of this study bear directly on our broader understanding of the complex, multifactorial relationship between law and colonialism. The dissertation identifies three distinct phases in the evolution of evidentiary norms in interwar Palestine. The first, pre-1929 phase, is characterized by British attempts to emulate existing Ottoman and indigenous institutions. This attempt reflected a broader British policy of accommodating "custom" and traditional dispute resolution mechanisms, as part of "Indirect Rule." The dissertation traces the cultural filters through which the British interpreted existing law, indigenous criminality and custom, as well as the social, religious and political grounds for Palestinian resistance to British legal reform. In the wake of the 1929 "disturbances, " British anxieties concerning their ability to maintain order led to a new approach, which abandoned operation through traditional institutions. British officials instead aimed at founding the law of proof on purportedly universal principles of science and imported, common-law based legal codes. Yet in practice, evidence law remained marked by colonial difference: in Palestine the British applied experimental and imprecise forms of forensic science, still deemed unfit for English courtrooms. Limiting the availability of common-law procedural safeguards, they also curtailed defendants' ability to effectively challenge such evidence in criminal proceedings. Finally, the dissertation explores the role of law during the 1936 Arab Revolt. Rather than constraining the arbitrary use of emergency powers, legislation during this third phase was designed to mask and legitimate executive abuses and to evade the "rule of law." Experimenting with Palestinian law, British officials pushed the boundaries of common law doctrines governing martial law and administrative detentions, inventing a legal framework that would later serve them in other parts of the Empire.


Israel The West Bank And International Law

Author by : Allan Gerson
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Description : Synthesizing primary and technical data, this book focuses on the legal and political aspects of Israeli administration in the West Bank and the international attempt to resolve the dispute over the territories. The author assesses the present situation and provides guidelines for future action.


Rediscovering Palestine

Author by : Beshara Doumani
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Description : Drawing on previously unused primary sources, this book paints an intimate and vivid portrait of Palestinian society on the eve of modernity. Through the voices of merchants, peasants, and Ottoman officials, Beshara Doumani offers a major revision of standard interpretations of Ottoman history by investigating the ways in which urban-rural dynamics in a provincial setting appropriated and gave meaning to the larger forces of Ottoman rule and European economic expansion. He traces the relationship between culture, politics, and economic change by looking at how merchant families constructed trade networks and cultivated political power, and by showing how peasants defined their identity and formulated their notions of justice and political authority. Original and accessible, this study challenges nationalist constructions of history and provides a context for understanding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. It is also the first comprehensive work on the Nablus region, Palestine's trade, manufacturing, and agricultural heartland, and a bastion of local autonomy. Doumani rediscovers Palestine by writing the inhabitants of this ancient land into history.


Insight Turkey Say 01 2020 The Ordeal Of The Century

Author by : Anonim
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Description : The Israeli-Palestinian question has been at the heart of Middle Eastern politics for the last 80 years. Although the Palestinian’s land has been one of the main subjects of international politics since the beginning of the 20th century, it was the unusual creation of the Israeli state in 1948 that led to many regional crises. Since then the Israeli state has been the instigator of many regional wars, continuous expansionism, discrimination, and violation of international law and basic human rights. Millions of Palestinians were forced to leave their country and those who preferred to stay were deprived of their rights. A special type of apartheid has been implemented by the Israeli state. All regional states and most global powers have been involved with this problem, which is not only between the aggressive Israeli nationalism and the defensive Palestinian nationalism, but also a conflict between the Israeli state and the Arab countries, a civilizational dispute between a pro-Israeli coalition and Muslim countries and a war that symbolizes the struggle between the oppressor and the oppressed. A number of international organizations have passed different resolutions offering solutions to the problem. Among them is the Islamic Cooperation Organization which was established following the many attacks against sacred places, notably the city of al-Quds and al-Aqsa Mosque, in Palestine. The international community represented by the United Nations (UN) has been calling on the Israeli state for decades to withdraw from the occupied Palestinian territories and to abide by the international rules and principles. As the UN resolutions, international law, and international public opinion expect, and Palestinians also aspire for, Israel must withdraw from the occupied territories, namely East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip and recognize an independent Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution. However, global powers, especially the United States, have not allowed the UN to force the Israeli state to move out from the occupied territories and to restore peace in the region. In other words, the Palestinian people and Muslim nations have long witnessed the continuous Israeli fait accompli, the never-ending Palestinian suffering, the weakness of the Muslim Middle Eastern countries, and the indifference of the global powers. Israel continues to violate not only the rights of self-determination but also basic human rights for Palestinians. As one of the indications of this inhumane policy, the Gaza Strip has been under continuous Israeli blockade and attacks since 2006. Israel has been attacking the Gaza Strip and the West Bank intermittently, to expand its territories in order to establish new illegal Jewish settlements and squash any hope for Palestinian statehood. Israel’s large-scale attacks against the Gaza Strip in 2008, 2012, 2014, 2018, and 2019 have made conditions in Palestine unlivable. The latest attack in 2019 stopped with yet another cease-fire, however the fate of the most recent cease-fire is not different from the previous ones. Israel has never fulfilled its promises and cynically considers the cease-fire as a temporary process, allowing time to prepare for a new wave of violence. At a time when there is no will or strength in the Arab world to resist against any anti-Palestinian and anti-Arab development, the current Israeli and U.S. government is trying to legalize the years of Israeli atrocities, crimes against humanity, and violations of human rights. Most steps taken by these two governments contradict with and violate international norms and rules. First, the Israeli parliament adopted a law that is known as the “basic law” or “the nation-state act” in 2018. According to this law, the right to exercise national self-determination in the state of Israel is unique to the Jewish people and thereby it denies Palestinian people any national rights or existence. Second, U.S. President Donald Trump’s unilateral recognition of the “united Jerusalem” as the capital of Israel and the transfer of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem is a pivotal point in the history of the Middle East, for both regional and global actors. This decision, with significant implications for the Middle Eastern politics, is not only about the transfer of the Israeli capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but also about the halt of the Middle Eastern peace process. Furthermore, it implicitly means that the U.S. supports the expulsion of Palestinians from their homeland and the prevention of the establishment of a Palestinian state. In other words, the U.S. has contradicted its traditional policy and has abandoned the long-time advocated two-state solution. Third, contrary to basic rules of international law and a number of UN resolutions, the U.S. government announced that they do not consider the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied territories as inconsistent with international law. The U.S. also stopped funding the United Nations Palestinian Refugee Agency (UNRWA) and closed down the Washington D.C office of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), a body internationally recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people. With all these steps, the U.S. government demonstrated that it fully and unconditionally supports the Israeli state. Fourth, Trump has declared a so-called Middle East peace plan in January 28, 2020 after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition leader Benny Gantz in Washington D.C. The U.S. government has ignored and violated all decisions made and resolutions passed by the UN regarding the issue, according to which the Israeli state is an occupier of the Palestinian land and violator of international rules and norms. Bearing in mind all these illegal steps, it can be said that the U.S. shares the responsibility with Israel for the violation of Palestinian rights. Achieving peace between the Israeli state and the Palestinian people appears to be unachievable, because the Israeli side does not take any Palestinian demands into consideration. All steps taken so far have been unilateral and against the interests of the Palestinians. The Deal of the Century is no exception; it is also a unilateral intervention to the question. Effectively, it is a dictation to the Palestinian-Israeli problem which ignores the realities on the ground. The timing of the Deal of the Century has to do with the current situation in the Arab world. As a matter of fact, today there is no political Arab world, since almost all heavyweight nationalist Arab states are in chaos, politically unstable or vulnerable. The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia who claim the leadership of the Arab world are closely associated with the Trump Administration and the Israeli state. These two Arab states and the current Egyptian government support Israel rather than the Palestinians and blame Palestinian political groups instead of the Israeli state for the ongoing situation. These states condemn the retaliatory actions conducted by the Palestinians and remain silent about the inhumane treatment they suffer at the hands of the Israeli war machine. Consequently, there is no strong Arab state to defend the rights of Palestinians. For decades, Arab regimes have exploited the issue for domestic political legitimacy. Arab regimes who were afraid of their peoples tried to satisfy their demands by exaggerating the Israeli threat. Nowadays it appears that their fear of external powers is greater, which is why they capitulate to the demands of countries such as Israel and the U.S. and accordingly use the Palestinian issue in negotiations to their own benefit. However, Trump’s proclamation of the Deal of the Century caused fierce reaction from public opinion worldwide, especially from the Arab streets and Muslim communities. The Trump Administration miscalculated the civilian reaction. This time, it will be difficult to convince the Arab public, since it is much more aware than before about their regimes’ foreign policy behavior. Trump’s declaration, which contributed to the reunification of the Arab and Muslim peoples, satisfies only radical Christians and Zionist Jews. As long as the blockade on the Palestinian lands continues, the region will be subject to new waves of violence. Considering the unstable international system, ultra-nationalist, and xenophobic Western politics, chaotic regional atmosphere and Israeli domestic politics, it is not expected that the Israeli government will ease the blockade and give some rights to the Palestinians. Global powers such as the U.S. and the European Union not only close their eyes to the Israeli atrocities but also support its unequal and limitless violence. Even the UN has begun to warn “the two sides” about the escalation of violence, thus undervaluing the Israeli brutality by equating it with the small retaliatory actions of the Palestinains. Therefore, it can be said that there is currently no deterrent power in the world that is preventing Israeli aggression. Only a significant change in the regional and global balance of power will bring considerable changes in Israeli policies towards the region. This new issue of Insight Turkey highlights different subjects regarding the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Some of the leading and well-known intellectuals and academicians from Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Europe, and the United States contributed to this issue focusing of different dimensions of the problem. From a religious perspective, more particularly in Islam, the status and significance of Bayt al-Maqdis, the city of al-Quds, which is one of the main themes of the problem, must be acknowledged. Ikrime Sa’eed Sabri’s commentary explains the significance of Bayt al-Maqdis by addressing the close bonds, namely the bonds of creed, worship, civilization and culture, and history which are firm ties that link Muslims to Bayt al-Maqdis and the land of Palestine. The resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has faced many different obstacles since the United Nations resolved to partition Palestine into two separate states, Jewish and Arab. Galia Golan addresses these obstacles between Israel and Palestine as well as possibilities for peace, primarily the pragmatic 1988 PLO decision to create a new state, next to the state of Israel, in the West Bank and Gaza, with a capital in East Jerusalem. She discusses the possibilities of achieving a political peaceful co-existence in Palestine and finds it quite challenging. The commentary written by Victor Kattan examines the legality of the Israeli settlements and occupations in the West Bank, based on the perspective of international law and U.S. foreign policy. He analyzes the motives of the International Criminal Court (ICC) decision to initiate an investigation into the alleged war crimes committed in Palestine by the Israeli state, which include Israel’s settlement activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. “Is the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict achievable?” is the question that Ian Lustic seeks to answer. In his opinion, this solution is a pretty picture of the future that only good people can imagine. Meanwhile, it remains just that, a picture, because there is a lack of effort to conduct negotiations between the Israeli state and the Palestinian people. This lack of effort is mainly related to the nature of negotiations which have become highly provocative in recent years. The influx of immigrant Jewish communities from different countries to Israel has disenfranchised the Palestinians from their land. Although, Israel claims that it offers democratic rights for all its citizens, in reality Palestinians have nothing. Ran Greenstein conceptualizes this situation by comparing the Israeli policies with the practice of apartheid in South Africa. He identifies the policies practiced by Israel as “apartheid of a special type” and a crime against humanity. To reveal how the status of the original Palestinian population has been ignored, Elia Zureik highlights the Israeli practices of governance in Palestine and how the Zionist movement and later the Israeli state have worked to kill the dream of the Palestinian people for their own state. This has been achieved through passing racially biased laws that discriminate against the native population, and using violence when enforcing those laws, especially after the Israeli state codified its new citizenship law that defines Israel as the state of the Jewish people. Ayfer Erdoğan and Lourdes Habash question the continuity of the U.S. policy making towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, especially under the Trump Administration. The results show that there hasn’t been a radical change throughout the administrations; however, the U.S. position in the conflict has become more transparent with a sharper pro-Israel tilt during the Trump Administration. Hamas has a dual role in the political and military struggle against the Israeli state on one hand and Fatah in Palestinian politics on the other. Although Hamas has had many achievements, since its establishment in the late 1980s, it has also failed in many aspects. To understand why, Nasuh Uslu and İbrahim Karataş evaluate this dualist struggle of Hamas in Palestine. The authors conclude that since Hamas has been otherized by many international actors, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and some international actors contributed more to this struggle. However, Hamas is still expected to fulfill the needs of Palestinians. In addition to these eight articles, focusing on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, there are some insightful pieces on a range of topics regarding Turkey and international politics. The transformation of international education with a Turkey-centric perspective strengthens Turkey’s cultural diplomacy and soft power. This transformation is led by different sub-governmental and non-governmental organizations. One of the leading actors is the Turkish Maarif Foundation. In their commentary, Birol Akgün and Mehmet Özkan contextualize the foundation’s foreign and domestic policy and outline a vision through evaluating activities over the past three years. The principle of “the more corrupt the country, the less democratic it is likely to be” can be measured in the Balkan countries. Sabrina P. Ramet in her article addresses problems that the Balkan countries are facing, such as corruption, unemployment, and poverty. With regard to the events of the Gulf Crisis, Farhan Mujahid Chak deconstructs the reasons and motives behind the quartet’s blockade on Qatar. To do so, he employs post-colonialism variables, assuming that the preponderance of the U.S. military power in the Gulf Cooperation Council produces competing ‘projects’ in the Middle East. He underlines three conflicting ideal types: subservient, resisting/increasing, and pivoting from engagement to resisting the American hegemony. The article written by Nur Köprülü takes us back to the events of when the public protests engulfed most Arab regimes in 2011. However, she focuses on how the democratization processes in the MENA region led to the empowerment of the Islamist actors after decades of political exclusion. Hence, within a domestic and regional context shaping the politics of Islamist parties, Köprülü explores different trajectories of two countries in the region, the inclusion of Islamists in the case of Tunisia and their exclusion in the case of Jordan. In the last piece of this issue, Krizza Janica Mahinay analyzes the shift of the Moro National Liberation Movement (MNLF) in the discourse on Malaysia and the ramifications of this new discourse within the Philippine state. She elaborates this shift through the lens of power relations and foreign policy, taking into account the struggle for legitimacy within the Philippines. Through a wide range of commentaries and articles, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on the current situation of the Israeli-Palestinian question. Whether there will be a deal to this problem remains a difficult question to be answered. Currently one thing is clear, that the plan declared by the Trump Administration, which was welcomed by Israel and some of its Arab allies, such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, assures the Palestinian people the continuation of their century long ordeal.


Political Economy Of Palestine

Author by : Alaa Tartir
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Description : This book explores the political economy of Palestine through critical, interdisciplinary, and decolonial perspectives, underscoring that an approach to economics that does not consider the political—a de-politicized economics—is inadequate to understanding the situation in occupied Palestine. A critical interdisciplinary approach to political economy challenges prevailing neoliberal logics and structures that reproduce racial capitalism, and explores how the political economy of occupied Palestine is shaped by processes of accumulation by exploitation and dispossession from both Israel and global business, as well as from Palestinian elites. A decolonial approach to Palestinian political economy foregrounds struggles against neoliberal and settler colonial policies and institutions, and aids in the de-fragmentation of Palestinian life, land, and political economy that the Oslo Accords perpetuated, but whose histories of de-development over all of Palestine can be traced back for over a century. The chapters in this book offer an in-depth contextualization of the Palestinian political economy, analyze the political economy of integration, fragmentation, and inequality, and explore and problematize multiple sectors and themes of political economy in the absence of sovereignty.


The Power Of Inclusive Exclusion

Author by : Adi Ophir
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Description : On the eve of its fifth decade, the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territoriescan no longer be considered a temporary aberration. Israel's control over Palestinian life, society,space and land has become firmly entrenched while acquiring more sophisticated and enduringforms.The Power of Inclusive Exclusion analyzes the Israeli occupation as a rationalized system ofpolitical rule. With essays by leading Palestinian and Israeli scholars, a comprehensive chronology,photographs, and original documents, this groundbreaking book calls into question prevalent views ofthe occupation as a skewed form of brutal colonization, a type of Jewish apartheid, or an inevitableresponse to terrorism. The writers address the fundamental and contemporary dimensions of theoccupation regime--its unpredictable bureaucratic apparatus, the fragmentation of space andregulation of movement, the intricate tapestry of law and regulations, the discriminatory controlover economic flows and the calculated use of military violence. The Power of Inclusive Exclusionuncovers the structural logic that sustains and reproduces the occupation regime. In a time whenmilitary occupations are emerging globally, political disasters abound, and protracted control overgroups of noncitizens has been normalized, The Power of Inclusive Exclusion provides a new set ofcategories crucial to our understanding of emergency regimes and identifies what is at stake for aninformed and timely opposition.ContributorsCaroline Abu-Sada, Gadi Algazi, Ariella Azoulay, OrnaBen-Naftali, Yael Berda, Hilla Dayan, Leila Farsakh,Dani Filc, Michal Givoni, Mira Givoni, NeveGordon, Aeyal M. Gross, Sari Hanafi, Ariel Handel, Keren Michaeli, Adi Ophir, Ronen Shamir, YehudaShenhav, Eyal Weizman


The One State Condition

Author by : Ariella Azoulay
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Description : 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.


Power Politics And Culture

Author by : Edward Said
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Description : No single book has encompassed the vast scope of Edward Said's erudition quite like Power, Politics and Culture - a collection of his interviews from the last three decades. In these twenty-nine interviews, Said addresses everything from Palestine to Pavarotti, from his nomadic upbringing under colonial rule to his politically active and often controversial life in America, and reflects on Austen, Beckett, Conrad, Naipaul, Mahfouz and Rushdie as well as fellow critics Bloom, Derrida and Foucault. Said speaks here with his usual candour, acuity and eloquence - confirming that he was in his lifetime among the truly most important intellects of our century.


Enemies In The Aisles The Politics Of Market Encounter On Israel S Settler Frontier

Author by : Jeremy A. Siegman
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Description : Enemies in the Aisles is a study of the politics of Israeli-Palestinian market encounter in Israeli businesses in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem. It shows how these market encounters partially depoliticize Israeli-Palestinian relations and thus normalize Israeli settler colonization, but also how political antagonisms crop up in the marketplace to render this normalization partial and precarious. 18 months of ethnographic fieldwork centered on participant-observation at one of the large supermarkets that have proliferated in Israeli settlements in recent years, where many to most entry-level workers are occupied Palestinian subjects and most customers and managers are Jewish-Israeli settlers. The study's focus on this particularly rich site of Israeli-Palestinian encounter was supplemented by broader interviews and immersion with Palestinians who are subject to Israeli occupation and dispossession while working in Israeli service economies. In the context of intensified, militarized separation between Israelis and Palestinians since the 1990s, supermarkets and other settlement businesses have become rare spaces of ostensibly civilian encounter between the groups. They have also become flashpoints for broader discourses about the market as a site of peace, or alternatively of domination. Enemies offers a nuanced ethnographic account of the relations among neoliberalism, market practice and the entrenchment of Israeli settler colonization and occupation, complicating literatures that have emphasized the structural alignment between these forces. Specifically, I argue that Israeli-Palestinian market encounters instill a precarious normalization of Israeli settler colonization. On the one hand, the exploitation of Palestinian service work, as well as a partially civilianized security regime, help to displace the political antagonisms of colonization from the marketplace, producing an atmosphere that partly normalizes Israeli dominance. On the other hand, at times this normalization is unsettled by forms of political antagonism that emerge both subtly and overtly from workplace interactions, and range from hovering suspicions to direct, heated exchanges about the 2014 Gaza war. The project conceptualizes these findings as various forms of settler-indigenous antagonism, including an antagonistic public sphere and a politics of dissonance between a settler public and a Palestinian counterpublic. These forms of political antagonism point to the limits of market depoliticization -- and the shortcomings of an analytical overemphasis on it -- even though, crucially, they do not constitute agonistic democracy and are not best characterized as forms of indigenous resistance. Enemies thus puts anthropological, political-theoretical and other writings on neoliberalism, settler colonialism, security, public spheres and the political into novel conversation. Through its focus on frontier service economies, Enemies also draws attention to the distinctly civilian, settler aspects of Israeli power, intervening in Palestine Studies and critical theory literatures that have habitually emphasized military power and logics of rule in Israel/Palestine as a site of global counter-insurgency. I thus help resituate Israel/Palestine for further, nuanced comparison to various global configurations of (neo-)liberalism with settler colonialism, securitization and other forms of power.


Politics And Violence In Israel Palestine

Author by : Lev Luis Grinberg
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Description : The Israeli regime is a paradox. Considered a democracy, it has no recognized borders and controls the majority of Palestinians by military rule, while the resistance of non-citizen Palestinians exerts major influence over politics and policies. Drawing on detailed academic research and a broad knowledge of Israeli politics and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this book narrates and analyzes the political developments of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and the conflict with Hezbollah and Hamas, explaining the dangers to future negotiations and how hopes for a settlement have been dashed by the ongoing violence. The author explores the internal Israel and Palestinian politics, showing how they influence the conflict and explaining the central role of military organizations in shaping the relations towards the other nation. With particular relevance to current events, he analyzes the Unilateral Disengagement from Gaza and the second Lebanon War, which account for the deterioration into the present violence and political crisis, explaining the need for international mediation in order to reach a peace agreement and suggesting a new innovative model for future Israeli-Palestinian relations.


Law And Identity In Mandate Palestine

Author by : Assaf Likhovski
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Description : One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confronting these very issues. Assaf Likhovski examines the legal history of Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which British rulers and Jewish and Arab subjects lived together. Law in Mandate Palestine was not merely an instrument of power or a method of solving individual disputes, says Likhovski. It was also a way of answering the question, "Who are we?" British officials, Jewish lawyers, and Arab scholars all turned to the law in their search for their identities, and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid culture in which Western and non-Western norms existed simultaneously. Uncovering a rich arsenal of legal distinctions, notions, and doctrines used by lawyers to mediate between different identities, Likhovski provides a comprehensive account of the relationship between law and identity. His analysis suggests a new approach to both the legal history of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies in general.


Law And Politics In The Gaza Strip

Author by : Institute of Law Birzeit University
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Description : The book is easily accessible to those interested in Law and Development, Middle Eastern Studies, human rights in-conflict and post-conflict situations, legal pluralism, gender studies and the dynamics of political Islamic movements in Palestine and the Arab World. In light of scarce literature written in the English language that provides an overview of the situation in Gaza, the intention of this publication is to reflect on the internal Palestinian political split, especially after Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip in the year 2007. The publication covers several focused themes, highlighting the current context, impact of the political situation on public rights and freedoms, the work of the legislative, judicial, and executive authorities, the difficulties human rights and women organizations face under the Hamas rule and includes a critical review of legislation, laws and regulations enacted in both, the West Bank and Gaza. In a set of in-depth research papers and articles, the authors analyze how law is used as a tool for conflict and hegemony in Palestine and describe how Hamas is gradually reconstructing the institutional and legal structure of power from an ideological and religious perspective. The book also provides insights into the causes and origins of structural violence, in addition to exploring several scenarios that can be envisaged for solving the dual institutional structures that were created after the political division between the West Bank and Gaza. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction I. Reflections on the Internal Palestinian Political Split II. Rule of Law and the Legislative Process in the Gaza Strip III. Judicial Reality in Gaza after the Internal Palestinian Political Split IV. Legal Empowerment as an Entry-point to Promoting Socio-economic Accountability V. Summons-based Appearance of Individuals before Security Services VI. Challenges and Opportunities to Women's Access to Justice in the Gaza Strip VII. The General Budget and Reality of the Rule of Law in the Gaza Strip VIII. Tax and Customs Legislation and Reality of the Rule of Law in the Gaza Strip IX. Report on the Legislative Process in the Palestinian Territory after the Political Split between the West Bank and Gaza: Mechanisms and Scenarios for a Solution


Israel And Palestine

Author by : Julius Stone
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Enforcing Human Rights Of Palestinians In The Occupied Territory

Author by : Mais Qandeel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Carl Grossmann Verlag
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Description : This work examines the applicability of international human rights and humanitarian laws as well as the domestic laws in order to assess the contribution of these laws in protecting the fundamental human rights of Palestinians in the Occupied Territory. It conducts in-depth case studies of three basic rights: the right to movement, the right to property, and the right to equality and non-discrimination in the Occupied Territory. The study further examines the role of the Palestinian High Court of Justice and the Israeli Supreme Court in implementing domestic and international laws. In this regard, the study analyses the major laws which are invoked, in certain circumstances, to limit the movement of Palestinians, to confiscate, expropriate, and destruct their private property, and to implement discriminatory practices against them. The author further examines whether the available international and domestic mechanisms are effective, and if not, she suggests modifications upon which a functional national and international system would be built.


Fragmented Borders Interdependence And External Relations

Author by : Raffaella A. Del Sarto
Languange : en
Publisher by : Springer
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Description : This book investigates relations between Israel, the Palestinian territories and the European Union by considering them as interlinked entities, with relations between any two of the three parties affecting the other side. The contributors to this edited volume explore different aspects of Israeli-Palestinian-European Union interconnectedness.


Public Administration In Palestine

Author by : Usamah Salim Shahwan
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press of America
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Description : This work offers a critical analysis of the development of public administration in Palestine during the past 150 years.


The Colonies Of Law

Author by : Ronen Shamir
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : This book traces attempts to establish a non-religious system of Hebrew Courts in British-ruled Palestine.


The Power Of Legality

Author by : Nikolas M. Rajkovic
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : Legality today commands substantial currency in world affairs, and this volume examines the struggle over its meaning in diverse practices.


The Second Partition Of Palestine

Author by : Subhash Singh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : This book examines the factors and issues responsible for the intra-Palestinian conflict that has undermined the strength and vitality of the struggle for liberation against the state of Israel. It explores how the ideological incompatibility and competition for political primacy account for the Hamas–Fatah conflict, entailing the risk of partition of Palestine even before it takes shape as an independent, sovereign entity. It analyzes the developments since the signing of the September 1993 Oslo Accord and discusses themes such as the background of Palestinian politics; the role of Fatah; the rise of Hamas as Fatah’s political rival; the Hamas–Fatah struggle for power; and the role played by the international community, including by the US and the European Union. The study deals with the various facets of territorial and political challenges faced by the rival Palestinian actions; the failure of the reconciliation efforts by Egypt and Yemen; the stalled peace process in the West Bank and Gaza Strip; the emergence of the Islamic resistance movement and secular nationalist party; and the political and ideological shifts in Palestinian politics. Comprehensive and topical, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of West Asian studies, peace and conflict studies, politics and international relations, foreign policy, political studies, area studies and strategic and defence studies.


Betrayal Of Palestine

Author by : Susan Boyle
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This definitive biography of George Antonius tells the life story of a man who lived during a dramatic period of history, amid challenge that remains unresolved: the Palestine-Zionist conflict. Betrayal of Palestine is an important and innovative work about the continuing controversy of empire and nationalism. This book traces Antonius's contribution and ideas on nation building and good governance and resonates for contemporary seekers of peace in the Middle East. As an archaeology of ideas and meaning, the book will be of great significance for the millennium. It speaks to the paradigm of a conqueror's code, and to the ever present danger of special interests capturing public policy and corrupting good governance.By rediscovering Antonius's message about institutions and nation building, and the true meaning of morality, conscience and public service, Betrayal of Palestine speaks to contemporary people in a voice that reconnects the past with the present. The book offers hope to a region where many solutions have failed, and a reminder that the solutions have been there all along, in the people and traditions of the Middle East, but they have been obscured by a conqueror's code of empire and nationalism. It is a reminder of the genius of democracy and the power of first principles: that ordinary people are important, that power must be shared, and that society as nation transcends tribalism and its more virulent contemporary form: nationalism.


Palestine And Israel

Author by : John Quigley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Quigley (law, Ohio State) details the complex politics and agonizing struggles that have characterized the clash between Jews and Arabs in the 20th century, examining the competing claims to Palestine and the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Police State Nazi Model

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Palestinian Israeli Conflict A Very Short Introduction

Author by : Martin Bunton
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. Adopting a fresh and original approach, each section covers a twenty-year span, to highlight the historical complexity of the conflict throughout successive decades. Each chapter starts with an examination of the relationships among people and events that marked particular years as historical moments in the evolution of the conflict, including the 1897 Basle Congress; the 1917 Balfour Declaration and British occupation of Palestine; and the 1947 UN Partition Plan and the war for Palestine. Providing a clear and fair exploration of the main issues, Bunton explores not only the historical basis of the conflict, but also looks at how and why partition has been so difficult and how efforts to restore peace continue today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


State Formation In Palestine

Author by : Inge Amundsen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : This book examines key questions and challenges the widely prevalent view that the Palestinian Authority collapsed because of its internal governance failures, its lack of commitment to democracy, and corruption. It argues that the analytical framework of 'good governance' is not appropriate for assessing state performance in developing countries, and that it is especially inappropriate in conflict and post-conflict situations. Instead, an alternative framework is proposed for assessing state performance in a context of economic and social transformation. This is then applied in detail to different aspects of state formation in Palestine, showing that the institutional architecture set up by the Oslo agreements was responsible for many of the serious failures.


The International Law Foundations Of Palestinian Nationality

Author by : Mutaz Qafisheh
Languange : en
Publisher by : BRILL
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Description : By the end of British rule in Palestine on 14 May 1948, Palestinian nationality had become well established in accordance with both domestic law and international law. Accordingly, the legal origin of Palestinian nationality lies in this nearly thirty-year period as the status of Palestinians has never been settled since. Hence, any legal consideration on the future status of individuals who once held Palestinian nationality should start from the point at which the British rule over Palestine was terminated. This work provides a legal basis for future settlement of the status of Palestinians of all categories that emerged in some sixty years following the end of the Palestine Mandate: Israeli citizens, inhabitants of the occupied territory, and Palestinian refugees. In conclusion, nationality as regulated by Britain in Palestine represents an international status that cannot be legally altered except in accordance with international law.


International Law And The Israeli Palestinian Conflict

Author by : Susan M. Akram
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : Placing a rights-based approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the centre of discussions over its peaceful resolution, this book provides detailed consideration of international law and its application to political issues. Contributions from leading scholars in their respective fields give an in-depth analysis of key issues, ranging from security, through legal and political frameworks to refugees and Jerusalem.


Networks Of Power In Palestine

Author by : Harel Chorev-Halewa
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : Informal networks are an elusive and hidden factor in every society. In the Middle East, the Arab Spring recently highlighted their power and scope from Iraq to Morocco, exposing how family and clan networks wield influence behind institutional facades. While many studies of Middle Eastern societies solely analyse formal structures and official governing bodies, this book illuminates longstanding informal social systems by examining the sociopolitical history of the Palestinian highlands, known from 1950 as the West Bank. By studying family-based networks in cities like Jerusalem, Nablus and Hebron, Harel Chorev-Halewa shows how their influence has receded more slowly and less dramatically in recent generations than is commonly believed. He also connects individual elite families to the broader landscape of informal networks, comprising inter-familial alliances, collective economic systems, Sufi orders and customary law - all of which make up the unseen 'familial order.' Unfolding chronologically, this book spans a period of immense change from the Late Ottoman period to the present day, asking: How did Palestinian informal networks adapt to new realities?Why and how did they endure? And what does this say about modern Palestinian national politics in particular, and Arab societies in general? Offering an original and innovative look at informal networks in Palestine, this study is of crucial importance to scholars of Middle East studies, Palestine studies, political science and anthropology.