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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Land, Labor and the Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, 1882-1914

Author: Gershon Shafir

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520917415

Category: History

Page: 288

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Gershon Shafir challenges the heroic myths about the foundation of the State of Israel by investigating the struggle to control land and labor during the early Zionist enterprise. He argues that it was not the imported Zionist ideas that were responsible for the character of the Israeli state, but the particular conditions of the local conflict between the European "settlers" and the Palestinian Arab population.
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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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Strike Action and Nation Building

Labor Unrest in Palestine/Israel, 1899-1951

Author: David De Vries

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1782388109

Category: History

Page: 196

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Strike-action has long been a notable phenomenon in Israeli society, despite forces that have weakened its recurrence, such as the Arab-Jewish conflict, the decline of organized labor, and the increasing precariousness of employment. While the impact of strikes was not always immense, they are deeply rooted in Israel's past during the Ottoman Empire and Mandate Palestine. Workers persist in using them for material improvement and to gain power in both the private and public sectors, reproducing a vibrant social practice whose codes have withstood the test of time. This book unravels the trajectory of the strikes as a rich source for the social-historical analysis of an otherwise nation-oriented and highly politicized history.
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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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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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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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From Occupation to Interim Accords

Israel And the Palestinian Territories

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789041106186

Category: Political Science

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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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 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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Displaced at Home

Ethnicity and Gender among Palestinians in Israel

Author: Rhoda Ann Kanaaneh,Isis Nusair

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432712

Category: Electronic books

Page: 282

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Groundbreaking essays by Palestinian women scholars on the lives of Palestinians within the state of Israel. Most media coverage and research on the experience of Palestinians focuses on those living in the West Bank or the Gaza Strip, while the sizable number of Palestinians living within Israel rarely garners significant academic or media attention. Offering a rich and multidimensional portrait of the lived realities of Palestinians within the state of Israel, Displaced at Home gathers a group of Palestinian women scholars who present unflinching critiques of the complexities and challenges inherent in the lives of this understudied but important minority within Israel. The essays here engage topics ranging from internal refugees and historical memory to women’s sexuality and the resistant possibilities of hip-hop culture among young Palestinians. Unique in the collection is sustained attention to gender concerns, which have tended to be subordinated to questions of nationalism, statehood, and citizenship. The first collection of its kind in English, Displaced at Home presents on-the-ground examples of the changing political, social, and economic conditions of Palestinians in Israel, and examines how global, national, and local concerns intersect and shape their daily lives. “…the volume is distinctive in bringing together the historical and the contemporary, the dramatic and the mundane … In their combination of empirical innovation and theoretical sophistication, these chapters … and the volume as a whole, make an important contribution to the academic scholarship of and about the Palestinians” — Review of Middle East Studies “By intertwining the themes of ethnicity and gender, Displaced at Home breaks new ground, presenting a counter narrative to studies that posit the Palestinian citizens of Israel only as manipulated and victimised, as well as to Palestinian nationalist histories which present society as monolithic … The fact that all twelve contributors … are Palestinian women, citizens of Israel, gives their research an immediacy and authenticity that make the book engrossing as well as highly informative.” — Jordan Times “Informative, insightful, and thought-provoking.” — Mary N. Layoun, author of Wedded to the Land? Gender, Boundaries, and Nationalism in Crisis “This groundbreaking book helps to fill a huge gap in research on Palestinians in Israel.” — Amal Amireh, author of The Factory Girl and the Seamstress: Imagining Gender and Class in Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
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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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Diamonds and War

State, Capital, and Labor in British-ruled Palestine

Author: David De Vries

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845456337

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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The mining of diamonds, their trading mechanisms, their financial institutions, and, not least, their cultural expressions as luxury items have engaged the work of historians, economists, social scientists, and international relations experts. Based on previously unexamined historical documents found in archives in Belgium, England, Israel, the Netherlands, and the United States, this book is the first in English to tell the story of the formation of one of the world's main strongholds of diamond production and trade in Palestine during the 1930s and 1940s. The history of the diamond-cutting industry, characterized by a long-standing Jewish presence, is discussed as a social history embedded in the international political economy of its times; the genesis of the industry in Palestine is placed on a broad continuum within the geographic and economic dislocations of Dutch, Belgian, and German diamond-cutting centers. In providing a micro-historical and interdisciplinary perspective, the story of the diamond industry in Mandate Palestine proposes a more nuanced picture of the uncritical approach to the strict boundaries of ethnic-based occupational communities. This book unravels the Middle-eastern pattern of state intervention in the empowerment of private capital and recasts this craft culture's inseparability from international politics during a period of war and transformation of empire. David De Vries is an Associate Professor at the Department of Labor Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel. He studied history at the LSE and Warwick University. A social historian, his primary research interests are modern labor and business history of Palestine and Israel. His publications include Idealism and Bureaucracy in 1920s Palestine: The Origins of 'Red Haifa' (1999, in Hebrew) and Dock Workers: International Explorations in Labor History, 1790-1970 (2000, co-edited). Currently he is writing on strikes in Israeli history and is involved in a project on new perspectives in the business history of the modern Middle East.
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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: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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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

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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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The Unchosen

The Lives of Israel's New Others

Author: Mya Guarnieri Jaradat

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780745336497

Category: History

Page: 288

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Drawing on a decade of pioneering reporting, Mya Guarnieri Jaradat brings us an unprecedented and compelling look at the lives of asylum seekers and migrant workers in Israel, who hail mainly from Africa and Asia. From illegal kindergartens to anti-immigrant rallies, from detention centers to workers' living quarters, from family homes to the high court, The Unchosen sheds light on one of the most little-known but increasingly significant aspects of Israeli society. In highlighting Israel's increasingly harsh treatment of these newcomers, The Unchosen presents a fresh angle on the Israel-Palestine conflict, calling into question the state's perennial justification of national security for mistreatment of Palestinians. More fundamentally, this beautifully written book captures the voices and the struggles of some of the most marginalized and silenced people in Israel today.
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Palestine in Israeli School Books

Ideology and Propaganda in Education

Author: Nurit Peled-Elhanan

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 085773069X

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Each year, Israel’s young men and women are drafted into compulsory military service and are required to engage directly in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This conflict is by its nature intensely complex and is played out under the full glare of international security. So, how does Israel’s education system prepare its young people for this? How is Palestine, and the Palestinians against whom these young Israelis will potentially be required to use force, portrayed in the school system? Nurit Peled-Elhanan argues that the school books used in the educational system are embued with an anti-Palestinian ideology, and that they play a part in priming Israeli children for military service. Since Israeli young men and women are drafted into the army immediately after graduating from high school, and are sent to carry out Israeli policy in the Palestinian occupied territories, a critical reading of their school books may have crucial importance for them and their teachers who usually do not look for subtexts, because they do not think subtexts exist. Peled-Elhanan therefore explores the presentation of images, maps, layouts, bullet points, narrative and use of language in History, Geography and Civic Studies school books, and reveals how the books are seen to marginalize Palestinians, legitimize Israeli military action and reinforce Jewish-Israeli territorial identity. Examining the various ways in which school books project certain messages, Peled-Elhanan offers an analysis of the perpetuation of the dominant conceptual framework of not only historians and writers of these books, but also that of politicians, generals and other manipulators of discourses. This book provides a fresh scholarly contribution to the Israeli-Palestinian debate, and by critically analyzing the language of governance and power, will be relevant to the fields of Middle East Studies and Politics more widely.
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Palestine

the emergence of a fenced state

Author: Elisha Efrat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789651601491

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 266

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