Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel

Labour, Land and Occupation

Author: Leila Farsakh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134328478

Category: History

Page: 288

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Leila Farsakh provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise and fall of Palestinian labour flows to Israel. Highlighting the interdependence between Israel’s confiscation of Palestinian land and the use of Palestinian labour, she shows how migration has been the result of evolving dynamics of Israeli occupation and the reality of Palestinian labour force growth. This study analyzes the pattern of Palestinian labour supply, the role of Israel’s territorial and economic policies in the Occupied Territories in releasing Palestinian labour from the land, and the nature of Israeli demand for Palestinian workers, especially in the construction sector where the majority of commuting labourers are concentrated. New light is shed on the growth of illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, which are being built by Palestinian workers. Palestinian Labour Migration to Israel is original in its analysis of the contrasting forces of separation and the integration between Israel and the Palestinian territories, showing that the changing patterns in labour flows reflect a process of redefinition of the 1967 borders. It will be of valuable interest to economists and development specialists as well as to scholars, policy makers and all those concerned with the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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Israel and South Africa

The Many Faces of Apartheid

Author: Ilan Pappé

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783605928

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Within the already heavily polarised debate on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, parallels between Israel and apartheid South Africa remain highly contentious. A number of prominent academic and political commentators, including former US president Jimmy Carter and UN Special Rapporteur John Dugard, have argued that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied territories amounts to a system of oppression no less brutal or inhumane than that of South Africa's white supremacists. Similarly, boycott and disinvestment campaigns comparable to those employed by anti-apartheid activists have attracted growing support. Yet while the 'apartheid question' has become increasingly visible in this debate, there has been little in the way of genuine scholarly analysis of the similarities (or otherwise) between the Zionist and apartheid regimes. In Israel and South Africa, Ilan Pappé, one of Israel's preeminent academics and a noted critic of the current government, brings together lawyers, journalists, policy makers and historians of both countries to assess the implications of the apartheid analogy for international law, activism and policy making. With contributors including the distinguished anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Kasrils, Israel and South Africa offers a bold and incisive perspective on one of the defining moral questions of our age.
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Implicate Relations

Society and Space in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Author: Juval Portugali

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401718393

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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In his beautiful booklnvisible eities Italo Calvino writes about the two cities ofValdrada, the one which lies on the shores of a lake, and the other which is reflected in the lake and contains not only the exterior of Valdrada on the shores, but also its interior, and probably its inhabitants. "Valdrada's inhabitants know", writes Calvino, "that each of their actions is, at once, that action and its mirror image . . . and this awareness prevents them from succumbing for a single moment to chance and forgetfulness". Such mirror image relations are characteristic of the Israeli-Palestinian relations, and the awareness of this property is, to my mind, one of the most dominant experiences in being 'an Israeli. As an Israeli I can testify that Palestinianism is a permanent resident in the personal and collective consciousness of Israelis, and I have good grounds to suppose that Zionism plays a similar role in the personal and collective consciousness of Palestinians. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is thus not only political, but also very personal, and the account I present below is no exception. It is my personal, and in this respect Israeli, perspective of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, with no pretension to a value-free and objective science.
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Lineages of Revolt

Issues of Contemporary Capitalism in the Middle East

Author: Adam Hanieh

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608463524

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

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While the outcomes of the tumultuous uprisings that continue to transfix the Arab world remain uncertain, the root causes of rebellion persist. Drawing upon extensive empirical research, Lineages of Revolt tracks the major shifts in the region’s political economy over recent decades. In this illuminating and original work, Adam Hanieh explores the contours of neoliberal policies, dynamics of class and state formation, imperialism and the nature of regional accumulation, the significance of Palestine and the Gulf Arab states, and the ramifications of the global economic crisis. By mapping the complex and contested nature of capitalism in the Middle East, the book demonstrates that a full understanding of the uprisings needs to go beyond a simple focus on “dictators and democracy.”
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Trade Policy and Economic Integration in the Middle East and North Africa

Economic Boundaries in Flux

Author: Hassan Hakimian,Jeffrey B. Nugent

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415360296

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

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This important book examines the impact of recent changes in the world economy on trade policy within the MENA region and its economic relations with the rest of the world.
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Doing the dirty work?

Migrantinnen und die Globalisierung der Hausarbeit

Author: Bridget Anderson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935936361

Category:

Page: 272

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Mediterranean Frontiers

Borders, Conflict and Memory in a Transnational World

Author: Kalypso Nicolaidis

Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 251

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"Expert scholars in the field come together to look at the impact of political boundaries upon the region, along with pressures from European and economic integration, the resurgence of nationalism, and refugee and security concerns. The authors explore the politics of memory: the ways in which the past shapes conflicts in the present, but also how memories held by individuals and communities challenge master narratives of 'us versus them'. Turning to the present, the book investigates how political fragmentation and divisive identities manifest in territorial borders influence everyday lives. Rather than a clear-cut boundary between North and South, the vision that emerges is of a Mediterranean transformed by the forces of globalization into a set of hybrid frontiers: borderlands shaped by intertwined exchanges, identities and conflicts." --Book Jacket.
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From Occupation to Interim Accords

Israel And the Palestinian Territories

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789041106186

Category: Political Science

Page: 305

View: 6980

This book represents an in-depth legal analysis of the lengthly and complicated agreements signed between Israel and the PLO. The legal and administrative developments that took place in the Palestinian areas over the past twenty years are surveyed and closely analysed, providing the background essential to an understanding of the agreements signed between Israel and the PLO. The negotiation process is critically considered and the pot-agreement legislation is reviewed. There is an analyses of the legal developments in the areas under the Palestinian Authority which is the first of its kind. The book has appendices which include military orders and proclamations, letters and negotiation documents which have not been previously published.
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Migration Between States and Markets

Author: H. B. Entzinger,Marco Martiniello,Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 602

Analyzing the tension between the need for migrant labour and the desire by governments to restrict immigration, this groundbreaking volume debates whether this tension can be overcome and, if so, how this is being achieved. The book adopts a truly global approach to contemporary issues of international migration related to citizenship, integration, transnationalism, brain drain, undocumented migration and related subjects. Experiences from Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia are presented by authors who are native to these countries. Their findings reflect the similarities many countries face in spite of significant differences in development levels and in migration experience. Despite the variety of cases, the contributors arrive at a common conclusion, indicating that their research is applicable the world over. A truly comprehensive volume edited by three of the best-known writers on migration topics in Europe, it will prove indispensable for academics, specialists, researchers and policy makers who are particularly interested in international migration, migration policy and economic development.
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Apartheid Israel

Possibilities for the Struggle Within

Author: Uri Davis

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842773390

Category: History

Page: 242

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Uri Davis has been at the forefront of the defence of human rights in Israel since the mid-1960s and at the cutting edge of critical research on Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In this book, a sequel to Israel: An Apartheid State (Zed Books, 1987), Uri Davis provides a critical insight into how it was possible for Jewish people, the victims of Nazi genocide in the Second World War, to subject the Palestinian people, beginning with the 1948-49 war, to such criminal policies as mass deportation, population transfers and ethnic cleansing, prolonged military government (with curfews, roadblocks and the like), and economic, social, cultural, civil and political strangulation, punctuated by Apache helicopters strafing civilians and their homes. Since its establishment in 1948 Israel has acted in blatant violation of most UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, including amassing weapons of mass destruction in violation of international law. How is it then possible for this country, its apartheid legislation notwithstanding, to still maintain its reputation in the West as the only democracy in the Middle East and effectively to veil the apartheid cruelty it has perpetrated against the Palestinian people? In the course of outlining answers to these questions, Uri Davis traces the departure of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) from its declared political programme; its demise beginning with the Oslo peace process; and the struggle within Israel against Israeli apartheid. The object of this book is to contribute to a moral understanding, political framework and climate of opinion in the West that will support international sanctions against the rogue Government of the State of Israel, with the aim to dismantle the state‘s apartheid structures as a state for Jews only, and assist in the establishment of a democratic (confederal, federal or unitary) State of Palestine in conformity with the values of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the standards of international law.
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Palestine, Palestinians, and International Law

Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780932863379

Category: Law

Page: 205

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A leading US expert applies the norms and standards of international law to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, addressing Palestinian statehood, the negotiation and failure of the Oslo Accords, the status of Jerusalem, the Al Aqsa Intifada, the right of return, human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism (both state and suicide bombings), the current divest-from-Israel campaign and the US war against Iraq.
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From Occupation to Interim Accords:Vol. CIME 4:Israel and the Palestinian Territories

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 305

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This book represents an in-depth legal analysis of the lengthly and complicated agreements signed between Israel and the PLO. The legal and administrative developments that took place in the Palestinian areas over the past twenty years are surveyed and closely analysed, providing the background essential to an understanding of the agreements signed between Israel and the PLO. The negotiation process is critically considered and the pot-agreement legislation is reviewed. There is an analyses of the legal developments in the areas under the Palestinian Authority which is the first of its kind. The book has appendices which include military orders and proclamations, letters and negotiation documents which have not been previously published.
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Public Policy in Israel

Perspectives and Practices

Author: Dani Korn

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739110577

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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In a nation that lacks consensus on the very nature of the state, and where policy making is heavily controlled by partisan politics, improved policy implementation capabilities are crucial for the very survival of Israeli society. Public Policy in Israel presents a framework for understanding this country's fractured decision-making process and a blueprint for the radical reform of its policy-making system.
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Labour Markets Performance and Migration Flows in Arab Mediterranean Countries: Final report & thematic background papers

Author: European Commission. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 205

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Recoge: The labour markets perfomance in AMCS. National employment policies and labour markets reform in AMCS. Outward labour migration in Arab Mediterranean Countries. Elements for analyzing the impact of migration flows on national labour markets. EU migration policies and Arab Mediterranean Countries.
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Die Araber und der Holocaust

Der arabisch-israelische Krieg der Geschichtsschreibungen

Author: Gilbert Achcar

Publisher: Edition Nautilus

ISBN: 3960541260

Category: History

Page: 368

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Es gibt kaum ein explosiveres Thema als "Die Araber und der Holocaust" - das Terrain ist vermint, voller Vorwürfe und Gegenvorwürfe: Die einen werden beschuldigt, den Holocaust zu verleugnen; den anderen wird vorgeworfen, die eigene Tragödie auszubeuten und die der Gegenseite zu ignorieren. In seiner wegweisenden Untersuchung hat der Politikwissenschaftler Gilbert Achcar das Geflecht der unvereinbar scheinenden Narrative und ihre Rolle im Nahost-Konflikt untersucht. Er analysiert die verschiedenen arabischen Reaktionen auf den Nationalsozialismus, von den ersten drohenden Vorzeichen des Völkermords an den Juden über die Gründung Israels und die von Massenvertreibungen begleitete Zerstörung des historischen Palästina bis zur Gegenwart, und stellt sie in ihren jeweiligen historischen und politischen Kontext. Er kritisiert jede Geschichtsschreibung und politische Propaganda, die durch Antisemitismus und Holocaust-Leugnung motiviert sind. Berechtigte Kritik, darauf besteht Achcar, muss einhergehen mit ehrlicher Selbstkritik. Achcars Buch wirkt befreiend, weil es Möglichkeiten der Verständigung eröffnet, die seit Jahren durch einen erbitterten internationalen Propagandakrieg verschüttet werden.
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Labour Markets Performance and Migration Flows in Arab Mediterranean Countries: National background papers Mashreq (Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria)

Author: European Commission. Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, North

Page: 246

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This study, which analyzes the key labor market determinants of migration flows from selected Arab Mediterranean Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia and the Occupied Palestinian Territories) finds that employment in AMCs is a major challenge for the region - and for Europe - in the next 10 to 15 years. Immediate action is needed because the status quo risks causing permanent damage to the development prospects of those countries. The AMCs' public policies are currently ill equipped to face the challenge. Labor migration remains a key feature of the labor markets in these countries - yet cannot by itself solve the labor market challenges there. The study makes a number of recommendations including: upgrading the statistics available and conducting further in-depth analysis; upgrading education and training systems; mainstreaming the policy goal of job creation and higher productivity; promoting active labor market policies; creating incentives to hire new graduates and women; creating incentives to transform informal into formal employment; and establishing social protection systems guaranteeing universal coverage, with the emphasis on worker rather than job protection. It also recommends that the EU upgrade its existing framework for AMC migration not only as a unilateral strategy, but as a cooperative framework for true co-development.--Publisher's description.
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