In June 2002, the Israeli government decided to construct a barrier that would separate Israel from the Occupied Territories in the West Bank. The decision followed massive pressure by the Israeli public that had been subjected to nonstop suicide bombing attacks by Palestinians during the Second Intifada. Soon, however, it became clear that such a massive and ambitious project embodies various purposes that go beyond the security issue. What were these purposes, and were they realized? A "security fence," as the Israeli authorities called it, or a "wall" according to its opponents, generated controversies and conflicts not only with the Palestinians but within the Israeli society as well. What were these conflicts about, and what influence did they have on reality?.
|Title of host publication||Militarism and Israeli Society|
|Publisher||Indiana University Press|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences (all)