Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine: Zionism, Settler Colonialism and the Case for One Democratic State.
USA, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia… and Israel.
All ‘settler colonial’ states. If you stop to think for a moment, it’s crystal clear. And it’s starting to become more widely understood.
Here MEMO (Middle East Monitor) interviews Jeff Halper about his latest book: Decolonizing Israel, Liberating Palestine: Zionism, Settler Colonialism and the Case for One Democratic State. He explains why he thinks the usual framing of the dispute as a “conflict’ was incorrect and why there was a need to reframe the issue as settler colonialism.
Jeff Halper is the head of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and a founding member of the One Democratic State Campaign. He is the author of War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Pluto, 2015), An Israeli in Palestine (Pluto, 2010), Obstacles to Peace (ICAHD, 2003 and subsequent editions) and Redemption and Revival: The Jewish Yishuv in Jerusalem in the Nineteenth Century (Westview, 1991).
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