Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745332284 Published February 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy

Ben White

Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy

Ben White

Distributed for Pluto Press

144 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $25.00 ISBN: 9780745332284 Published February 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9780745332291 Published February 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Palestinians in Israel considers a key issue ignored by the official 'peace process' and most mainstream commentators: that of the growing Palestinian minority within Israel itself.

What the Israeli right-wing calls 'the demographic problem' Ben White identifies as 'the democratic problem' which goes to the heart of the conflict. Israel defines itself not as a state of its citizens, but as a Jewish state, despite the substantial and increasing Palestinian population. White demonstrates how the consistent emphasis on privileging one ethno-religious group over another cannot be seen as compatible with democratic values and that, unless addressed, will undermine any attempts to find a lasting peace.

Individual case studies are used to complement this deeply informed study into the great, unspoken contradiction of Israeli democracy. It is a pioneering contribution which will spark debate amongst all those concerned with a resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

Contents

List of maps, charts, and photographs
Acknowledgements
Foreword by MK Haneen Zoubi
Introduction
Chapter I: Jewish and Democratic?
Chapter II: The Land Regime
Chapter III: Judaisation and the Demographic Threat
Chapter IV: Systematic Discrimination
Chapter V: Frustrating Democratic Change
Chapter VI: Rethink to Reimagine
Appendix: 10 Facts about Palestinian Citizens in Israel
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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