Imperial Israel and the Palestinians
The Politics of Expansion
Masalha argues that the heart of the conflict between Zionist immigrants/settlers and the native Palestinians has always been about land, territory, demography and water. He documents how Israeli policy has made it a priority to expel the Palestinians, either by war or peaceful measures. But these imperialist tendencies are not restricted to extremist zealots. The author uncovers the expansionist policies found in Labour Zionism and Kookist ideology.
Chapters cover the Whole Land of Israel Movement, Zionist Revisionism and the Likud Party, Gush Emunim and the religious fundamentalists, parties and movements of the far right and the evolution of Israeli Jewish public attitudes since 1967.
Nur Masalha is Palestinian Historian and Director of the Centre for Religion and History at St. Mary's University. He is the author of many books on Palestine-Israel, including The Palestine Nakba (Zed, 2014), The Politics of Denial (Pluto Press, 2003) and Imperial Israel and the Palestinians (Pluto Press, 2000).
1. Labour Zionism’s ‘Activists’: New Territorial Maximalism and the Whole Land of Israel Movement, 1967-1977
2. Zionist Revisionism and the Likud: From Jabotinsky to Netanyahu
Proposals of Jabotinsky’s Disciples
The Post-1967 Period
The Likud in Power
Netanyahu and the Oslo Process
3. Jewish Fundamentalism, Greater Israel and the Palestinians: Gush Emunim, Settlement and Nationalist-Religious Messianic Trend
The Politics of Amalek
Proposals of Fundamentalist Academics:
Other Racist Groups
4. The Secular Ultranationalists: Parties and Movements of the Far Right
5. The Public Opinion Debate
Evolving Jewish Attitudes, the Palestinians and Greater Israel
The ‘Demographic Threat’ Debate
Sammy Smooha’s Attitudinal Data
The Impact of the ‘Peace Process’
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