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Israelis memorialising the Palestinian Nakba
Author: Ronit Lentin

The 1948 war that led to the creation of the State of Israel also resulted in the destruction of Palestinian society, when some 80 per cent of the Palestinians who lived in the major part of Palestine upon which Israel was established became refugees. Israelis call the 1948 war their ‘War of Independence’ and the Palestinians their ‘Nakba’, or catastrophe. After many years of Nakba denial, land appropriation, political discrimination against the Palestinians within Israel and the denial of rights to Palestinian refugees, in recent years the Nakba is beginning to penetrate Israeli public discourse. This book explores the construction of collective memory in Israeli society, where the memory of the trauma of the Holocaust and of Israel's war dead competes with the memory claims of the dispossessed Palestinians. Taking an auto-ethnographic approach, it makes a contribution to social memory studies through a critical evaluation of the co-memoration of the Palestinian Nakba by Israeli Jews. Against a background of the Israeli resistance movement, the book's central argument is that co-memorating the Nakba by Israeli Jews is motivated by an unresolved melancholia about the disappearance of Palestine and the dispossession of the Palestinians, a melancholia which shifts mourning from the lost object to the grieving subject. The book theorises Nakba co-memory as a politics of resistance, counterpoising co-memorative practices by internally displaced Israeli Palestinians with Israeli Jewish discourses of the Palestinian right of return, and questions whether return narratives by Israeli Jews are ultimately about Israeli Jewish self-healing.

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Ahmad H. Sa’di

within Palestinian society 06_Ahmad_Ch-5.indd 93 8/20/2013 2:14:23 PM MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 08/20/2013, SPi 94 thorough surveillance at the community level. Thus, a systematic collection of data on Palestinian villages began as early as the 1930s, and by the end of the same decade, an archive was completed. It included ‘[p]recise details ... about the topographic location of each village, its access roads, quality of land, water springs, main sources of income, its socio-political composition, religious affiliations, names of its mukhtars (local leaders

in Thorough surveillance
Community engagement and lifelong learning
Author: Peter Mayo

In this broad sweep, Mayo explores dominant European discourses of higher education, in the contexts of different globalisations and neoliberalism, and examines its extension to a specific region. It explores alternatives in thinking and practice including those at the grassroots, also providing a situationally grounded project of university–community engagement. Signposts for further directions for higher education lifelong learning, with a social justice purpose, are provided.

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A cartoon analysis of conflict
Ilan Danjoux

changes in cartoons seen in this study align with the expectations of securitization that a negotiated discourse facilitates security policy change. Voices within both Israeli and Palestinian society had voiced opposition to the peace process almost from its inception. The change in cartoons may have signalled the credibility of these voices after years of marginalization. As the peace process itself

in Political cartoons and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
A veiled threat
Thomas J. Butko

the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO)/Palestinian Authority (PA) 2 and its dominance over Palestinian society. In examining the issue of security in the context of the Middle East, it is the various actors themselves – groups, parties, movements – when forced to interact within a structure of insecurity, that possess the potential to either contribute to or undermine

in Redefining security in the Middle East
Israel and a Palestinian state
Lenore G. Martin

: 47–60). 14 There are four principal sources of opposition to the Arafat regime that can take advantage of its ineptitude and corruption, or its failure to achieve Palestinian aspirations to build support within Palestinian society, and so challenge its political legitimacy. One consists of factions inside of Fatah and the PLO that have rejected the peace process. Within Fatah these range from

in Redefining security in the Middle East
François Burgat

Palestinian society as a whole. In the course of my time in the country, my direct encounters with the various expressions of the violence of occupation have built up a series of cognitive strata. Each of these is covered over by the next, yet darker encounter. In the 1990s, we often ended meetings with our hosts in the Occupied Territories with “God willing, things will be better next year.” We did our best to believe it. But by the turn of the 2000s, an unavoidable conclusion had to be faced up to. Not only had nothing been resolved: everything

in Understanding Political Islam
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Ahmad H. Sa’di

Mossad and the Shin Bet, held a nihilist view and argued that what was broken could not be fixed, referring to the destruction of Palestinian society in 1948. Indeed, many factors besides the historical backdrop were adversely related to the official Israeli discourse and policy guidelines. Some of these variables were general, such as the subjective images of the world that human beings hold and their resistance to imposed categorizations. Others relate to the conditions of the Palestinian minority. These include the fact that the Palestinians in Israel were part of

in Thorough surveillance
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Paul Kelemen

certain leverage in its relations with the Labour Party, is explored in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 discusses the British Communist Party’s anti-Zionism and its abandonment of that position in the crucial period that led to the setting up of the state of Israel and resulted in the destruction of Palestinian society. Chapter 4 traces the Labour Party’s policy from the immediate aftermath of Israel’s establishment until the 1970s. The subject of Chapter 5 is the conjunction between the rise of the new left, a radical movement mainly of youth that strongly identified with anti

in The British left and Zionism
Peter Mayo

themselves the tag, by certain Moroccan academics, as the ‘Bologna missionaries’. The question that arises is:  what effects would such a model have on community outreach programmes in these territories? I am here referring to outreach programmes such as, to provide one example among many, the Al-​Quds University programme in Jerusalem concerning the empowerment of women (and not simply through labour market empowerment) within Palestinian society (for further details, see Silwadi and Mayo, 2014). Union for the Mediterranean Established in July 2008, the Union for the

in Higher education in a globalising world