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Peoples Apart: Israel, South Africa and the Apartheid Question


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The word "apartheid" evokes the ideology of racial segregation which dominated South Africa for so many years. Yet opinion-formers, including former US President Jimmy Carter, are increasingly using the word "apartheid" to describe the situation of Arabs in Israel and the Occupied Territories. It is argued that even within Israel itself the Arab population is excluded from participation in civic life, and that the Palestinian enclaves created by the path of the "security barrier" in the Occupied Territories are no more than modern day Bantustans.

The use of the word "apartheid" is highly emotive, and has serious implications for international policy. The concept lies at the heart of the growing trades union movement to boycott Israeli products. Yet in the heat of debate, no one has unpacked the South Africa analogy, and brought on board the expertise of historians, lawyers, journalists, and policymakers familiar with the politics of both countries. Now, for the first time, one of Israel's most celebrated academics, Ilan Pappé, has gathered together these perspectives in an accessible format which lays out the legal, political, and social dimensions of apartheid, and provides an authoritative assessment of its relevance to Israel.

About the Author

Ilan Pappé is one of Israel's most prominent historians. Having taught for many years at the University of Haifa, he is now Chair of History at the University of Exeter, UK. He is the author of numerous books, including The Modern Middle East and The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict (I.B.Tauris), and is a regular contributor to the London Review of Books.

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Contributions from: Ran Greenstein (University of Witwasersand)

Chris McGreal (The Guardian)

Virginia Tilly (Hobart College)

Ilan Pappe (University of Essex)

Steve Friedman (Institute for Democracy in South Africa)

Oren Ben-Dor (University of Southhampton)

Asad Ghanim (University of Haifa)

Omar Barghouti (University of Tel Aviv)

Ali Abuminah (writer and commentator)

Leila Farsakh (Massacussets University)

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Pappe, Ilan
I. B. Tauris & Company
Papp, Ilan
International Relations
International Relations - General
Africa - South - Republic of South Africa
Middle East - Israel
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
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Professional and scholarly
8.25 x 5.5 in

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