Involuntary incorporation: The case of Israel

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Thus, Israelis and Palestinians are destined to live in close mutual proxim ity in a land which they both consider to be exclusively theirs. Although the Jews are the majority in the Israeli state and in the areas occupied by that state, the non-Jewish inhabitants - those who are Israeli citizens and those who live in the Occupied Territories of Judaea, Samaria and Gaza - form part of a more extensive ethnic grouping, the Arabs, who dw arf the Israelis numerically in the broader regional context (Soffer 1983). This fact received special emphasis during the 1950s and 1960s, when the focus of the Israeli-Arab conflict was the hostile relations between Israel and its Arab neighbours. This differs from the perspective of the 1970s and 1980s, during which the direct confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians within Palestine/Eretz-Yisrael (the Land of Israel) has been emphasized.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShared Space
Subtitle of host publicationDivided Space: Essays on Conflict and Territorial Organization
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781317358374
ISBN (Print)0044451539, 9781138927537
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1990 Michael Chisholm, David M. Smith & Contributors.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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