Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid

Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid

By: Ilan Pappe (editor), Steven Friedman (contributor), Greenstein Greenstein (contributor), Tilley Tilley (contributor), Oren Ben-Dor (contributor), Anthony Lowstedt (contributor), Amneh Badran (contributor), Leila Farsakh (contributor), Ronnie Kasrils (contributor), Jonathan Cook (contributor)Hardback

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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 Pappe, 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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Ilan Pappe is professor of history at the University of ExeterA veteran of the Yom Kippur War and two time Knesset candidate, Pappe left Israel in 2007 after his endorsement of an academic boycott of Israel led to calls for him to resign from his post at the University of Haifa. He remains one of Israel's most prominent and outspoken anti-Zionist academics. His previous books include The Modern Middle East (2005), Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War against the Palestinians (with Noam Chomsky, 2010) and The Forgotten Palestinians: A History of the Palestinians in Israel (2011).


* Introduction: The Many Faces of Apartheid - Ilan Pappe* Part I: Historical Roots*1. Birds of a Feather: Israel and Apartheid South Africa Colonialism of a Special Type - Ronnie Kasrils*2. The Many Faces of European Colonialism: The Templers, the Basel Mission and the Zionist Movement - Ilan Pappe*3. Apartheid and the Question of Origin - Oren Ben-Dor* Part II: The Boundaries of Comparison*4. 'Visible Equality' as Confidence Trick - Jonathan Cook*5. Apartheid, Israel and Palestinian Statehood - Leila Farsakh* Part III: Nuanced Comparisons*6. Femicide in Apartheid: The Parallel Interplay between Racism and Sexism in South Africa and Palestine-Israel - Anthony Lowstedt*7. The Many Faces of Protest: A Comparative Analysis of Protest Groups in Israel and South Africa - Amneh Badran* Part IV: Future Models and Perspectives*8. The Inevitable Impossible: South African Experience and a Single State - Steven Friedman*9. Redefining the Conflict in Israel-Palestine: The Tricky Question of Sovereignty - Virginia Tilley*10. Israel-Palestine and the Apartheid Analogy: Critics, Apologists and Strategic Lessons - Ran Greenstein

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  • publication date: 08/10/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781783605897
  • Format: Hardback, Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781783605897
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 1783605898

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