New PDF release: Across the Wall: Narratives of Israeli-Palestinian History

By Ilan Pappé, Jamil Hilal

Around the Wall arose from a special collaboration among students from Israel and the Palestinian territories, trying to arrive at a shared framework for learning the heritage of this land. Ilan Pappé and Jamil Hilal, best teachers in Israel and Palestine respectively, convey historians from each side of the wall jointly for discussion on background, id, and the which means of the conflict.  within the quantity, they argue persuasively for the concept that of a 'bridging narrative', a historiographical discourse that may accommodate possible incompatible nationwide meta-narratives. continuing from this leading edge theoretical framework, around the Wall then is going directly to provide severe examinations of a few of the main contested concerns within the historical past of the Israeli-Palestinian clash: the 1948 Nakba, the 1967 conflict, the career, and the formation of the PLO. the result's an intensive new tackle the historical past of Israel/Palestine which transcends the biases inherent in either international locations’ nationwide narratives and issues in the direction of a brand new version for the historiography of conflicts.

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Kolatt, Hatnuah ha-Tzionit veha-Aravim, in S. ), Ha-Tzionut veha-Sheela ha-Aravit (Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar, 1979), pp. 9-10 Politics and Identity 29 Kolatts new perspective is typical of most writers of his generation who, unlike the older generations, recognized the reality of the land of Israel. And yet, at the same time, when they view the Palestinian reality, Kolatt and his peers continue to use Zionist ideology as their frame of reference. Kolatts point of departure is the existence of the old and new Jewish Yishuv in the Land of Israel, rather than the historical block (Gramsci) of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine.

Kolatts point of departure is the existence of the old and new Jewish Yishuv in the Land of Israel, rather than the historical block (Gramsci) of Ottoman and Mandatory Palestine. , that of the Mandatory state. 20 However, though admittedly he views the land as a principal factor, Kimmerling, too, talks of a conflict management between two rival national groups. 24 20 B. Kimmerling, Zionism and Territory (Berkeley: Institute of International Studies, 1983), p. 17 21 E. Gellner, Culture, Identity and Politics (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987), p.

50 Across the Wall ones that specialize in Middle Eastern studiesare a common feature of Israeli academia today (Eyal 1993). But one did not have to be a professional Arabist to develop ethnographic interest in the Palestinian citizens of Israel. Henry Rosenfeld, whose only involvement with Israeli state security could have been as a target for surveillance,6 wrote extensively about the Palestinian citizens of Israel (Rosenfeld 1958, 1964a, 1964b, 1968, 1988). Gideon Kressel published studies of Bedouin groups (Kressel 1976, 1982); Eric Cohen carried out research on Palestinians in the early stages of his academic life (Cohen 1969a, 1969b, 1971); Moshe Shokeid and Alex Weingrod began research into urban concentrations of Palestinians in the more advanced stages of their respective careers (Shokeid 1980, 1982a, 1982b; Weingrod and Roman 1991), as did Don Handelman, whose interest in the status of the Palestinian citizens of Israel developed concomitantly with his preoccupation with ethnicity and nationalism in contemporary states (Handelman 1994).

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