Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine Zionism, Settler Colonialism, and the Case for One Democratic State

Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine Zionism, Settler Colonialism, and the Case for One Democratic State
Author: Jeff Halper
Publisher: Pluto Press
Language: English
Pages: 256
Size: 13.5 x 21.5
Weight: 600 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9780745343396
Availability: In stock
Price: €19.00
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For decades we have spoken of the 'Israel-Palestine conflict', but what if our understanding of the issue has been wrong all along? This book explores how the concept of settler colonialism provides a clearer understanding of the Zionist movement's project to establish a Jewish state in Palestine, displacing the Palestinian Arab population and marginalizing its cultural presence.

Jeff Halper argues that the only way out of a colonial situation is decolonization: the dismantling of Zionist structures of domination and control and their replacement by a single democratic state, in which Palestinians and Israeli Jews forge a new civil society and a shared political community.

To show how this can be done, Halper uses the 10-point program of the One Democratic State Campaign as a guide for thinking through the process of decolonization to its post-colonial conclusion. Halper's unflinching reframing will empower activists fighting for the rights of the Palestinians and democracy for all.