State Practices and Zionist Images

State Practices and Zionist Images


  • Release: 2006-09-30
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 276 page
  • ISBN: 9780857459077
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Although the Israeli state subscribes to the principles of administrative fairness and equality for Jews and Arabs before the law, the reality looks very different. Focusing on Arab land loss inside Israel proper and the struggle over development resources, this study explores the interaction between Arab local authorities, their Jewish neighbors, and the agencies of the national government in regard to developing local and regional industrial areas. The author avoids reduction to simple models of binary domination, revealing instead a complex, multi-dimensional field of relations and ever-shifting lines of political maneuver and confrontation. He examines the prevailing concept of ethnic traditionalism and argues that the image of Arab traditionalism erects imaginary boundaries around the Arab localities, making government incursion disappear from view, while underpinning and rationalizing the exclusion of the Arab towns from development planning. Moreover, he shows how images of environmental protection mesh with and support such exclusion. The study includes a chronology of events, tables, maps, and photographs. This revised paperback edition with a new epilogue brings accounts of Arab land loss and struggles for economic development up to date. The author also deals with the challenges of life and research in Israel and examines the possibilities of sharing the land as the homeland of both Jews and Palestinians.

Herod

Herod


  • Release: 1996
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 360 page
  • ISBN: 1570031363
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A historical analysis of Herod, examining his relationships, his piety toward both Judaism and Rome, and his skill as a politician

Greco Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus

Greco Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus


  • Release: 2005-12-15
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 113944798X
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Greco-Roman Culture and the Galilee of Jesus, a book-length investigation of this topic, challenges the conventional scholarly view that first-century Galilee was thoroughly Hellenised. Examining architecture, inscriptions, coins and art from Alexander the Great's conquest until the early fourth century CE, Chancey argues that the extent of Greco-Roman culture in the time of Jesus has often been greatly exaggerated. Antipas's reign in the early first century was indeed a time of transition, but the more dramatic shifts in Galilee's cultural climate happened in the second century, after the arrival of a large Roman garrison. Much of Galilee's Hellenisation should thus be understood within the context of its Romanisation. Any attempt to understand the Galilean setting of Jesus must recognise the significance of the region's historical development as well as how Galilee fits into the larger context of the Roman East.

The Druzes in the Jewish State

The Druzes in the Jewish State


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 266 page
  • ISBN: 9004112510
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Unlike their coreligionists in Lebanon and Syria, the Druzes in Israel are facing severe questions of identity. Weaving together a wealth of social, economic and political aspects, the author shows how Zionist policies of cooptation and separation are behind the ever growing sense of alienation that pervades the community today.

Birthing the Nation

Birthing the Nation


  • Release: 2002-06-28
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 300 page
  • ISBN: 0520927273
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In this rich, evocative study, Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh examines the changing notions of sexuality, family, and reproduction among Palestinians living in Israel. Distinguishing itself amid the media maelstrom that has homogenized Palestinians as "terrorists," this important new work offers a complex, nuanced, and humanized depiction of a group rendered invisible despite its substantial size, now accounting for nearly twenty percent of Israel's population. Groundbreaking and thought-provoking, Birthing the Nation contextualizes the politics of reproduction within contemporary issues affecting Palestinians, and places these issues against the backdrop of a dominant Israeli society.

The Palestinian People

The Palestinian People


  • Release: 2009-07
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 608 page
  • ISBN: 0674039599
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In a timely reminder of how the past informs the present, Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond. Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East.

Marketing Heritage

Marketing Heritage


  • Release: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 328 page
  • ISBN: 9780759115378
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What are the implications of mass tourism and globalization for the field of archaeology? How does this change popular understandings of the past? Increasingly archaeological sites worldwide are being commodified for a growing tourist trade. At best, expansion of programs can aid in the protection and historic preservation of sites and strenghten community identities. However, unchecked commercial development may undermine the integrity of these same sites, replacing local interests with corporate ones, economically and culturally. Within this volume, original case studies from well-known sites in Cambodia, Israel, England, Mexico, and North America are presented to address the complex interaction between archaeology and nationalist, political, and commercial policies. This book should appeal to archaeologists, applied anthropologists, tourism and economic development specialists, and historic preservationists alike, as well others with an interest in the preservation of archaeological sites as historic locales.

Overlooking Nazareth

Overlooking Nazareth


  • Release: 1997-01-16
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 222 page
  • ISBN: 0521564956
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An ethnographic account, examining specific situations of friction, conflict and co-operation between Palestinians and Israelis.