Palestinians in Israel
Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy
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.
Ben White is a journalist and analyst, who has been visiting and writing about Palestine for over a decade. His books include Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide (Pluto, 2014), and Cracks in the Wall: Beyond Apartheid in Palestine/Israel (Pluto, 2018). His articles have been published by the Guardian, Independent, Newsweek Middle East, and many others. Ben is a frequent guest expert on Al Jazeera, and is a contributor for Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network.
Haneen Zoabi is a member of the Knesset representing the Balad party. She is the first woman to be elected to the Knesset on an Arab party's list. She contributed the foreword to Palestinians in Israel (Pluto, 2011).
Foreword by MK Haneen Zoubi
1. Jewish and Democratic?
2. The Land Regime
3. Judaisation and the Demographic Threat
4. Systematic Discrimination
5. Frustrating Democratic Change
6. Rethink to Reimagine
Appendix: 10 Facts about Palestinian Citizens in Israel
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