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Hebrew University
A One-Sided anti-Israel Propaganda course by Baruch Kimmerling, Hebrew University, Department of Sociology

http://www.aisisraelstudies.org/syllabi/HL/Kimmerling-Jewish%20Palestinian%20Vertigo.pdf

 

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

 

Palestine had enormous impact on the historical and social development of both

people. The local Arab society (that later defined themselves as Palestinians) and that

fragment of the Jewish people that immigrated to Zion and felt as homecoming after

2,000 years of exile both had strong sense of belongings to the land and regarded it as

their exclusive land. Both felt existentially threaten by the political aims and desires

of the other people. Retrospectively, the relations between both people appear to be

an inevitable zero-sum total conflict, of “either we or they”. However, the dynamics

of the relations was much more complex, and the aim of this course is to examine in a

systematic way the major developments and impacts of the Jewish-Palestinian

conflict within some comparative and theoretical context (free from ideological bias).

The course presentation will not be chronological, but thematic and will be conducted

using the dialogic technique, namely the students will be required as homework to

prepare professional contrasting texts dealing with specific issue and to discuses them

critically in the classroom.

Reader:

Calvin Goldscheider, C

Greenwood Press. 2002.

The encounter between the Jewish immigrant-settler society and native Arabs ofultures in Conflict: The Arab-Israeli Conflict. Westport:

1. A Comparative Theoretical Framework

The Jewish-Zionist/Palestinian relations are inundated by all directly and indirectly

involved parties by immense emotions, stereotypes and propagandistic materials,

many times wrapped by authoritative-academic covers. It is also guarded by strong

vested interests. In order to avoid as much as possible such pitfalls, it is essential to

analyze this issue within a comparative theoretical framework, such were the various

relations between the local and immigrant people in North and South Americas, North

and South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Neither of these case studies are

similar with the Zionist nation building process in Palestine and Israel and the localnative

peoples responses to them, however it should be very instructive and

challenging to examine our case study from this perspective.

Baruch Kimmerling, "A Model for Analysis of Reciprocal Relations Between the

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Jewish and Arab Communities in Mandatory Palestine,"

Nos. 3/4, 1983, pp. 45-68.

Ian S. Lustick,

Bank-Gaza

Plural Societies, Vol.14.Unsettled States: Britain and Ireland and Algeria, Israel and West. London: Cornell University Press, 1993, pp. 26-56.

2. A Historical Background I:

The pogroms of 1881 in East European triggered a major Jewish wave of emigration,

but only a small portion of it saw the Holy Land as their target of destination, mainly

religious sentiments. This was the first encounter between Jewish immigrants and the

local Arab population under the rule of the Ottoman Muslim Empire. Despite the nonpolitical

character of this, retrospectively counted as the first wave of immigration, it

aroused several of basic characters of the relations between these two xenophobic and

exclusivist communities during their formative period.

Benny Morris,

New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1991, pp. 67-120.

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1999.

Optional

Bashir Doumani,

1700-1900. Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995, pp. 1-8, 21-52.

:Rediscovering Palestine: Merchants and Peasants in Jabl Nablus,

3. Land and Demography – Two Resources in the Game

Baruch Kimmerling,

Zionist Politics.

1983, pp. 66-90.

Justin McCarthy,

the Late Ottoman Period and Mandate

Optional:

Palestine Royal Commission:

250, 279-307, 1937.

Zionism and Territory: The Socioterritorial Dimensions ofBerkeley: University of California, Institute of International Studies,The population of Palestine: Population History and Statistics of. New York: Colombia University Press, 1990.Report. London: HMSO, Cmd. 5479, pp. 130-135, 218-

4. Creation of Two Rival National Movements

Baruch Kimmerling, “Process of Formation of Palestinian Collective Identities: The

Ottoman and Colonial Periods,”

Giedon Shimoni,

1995, Conclusions.

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Middle Eastern Studies, April 2000, 36, 2, pp. 48-81.The Zionist ideology, Hanover, N. H.: Brandies University Press,

Optional

Rashid. Khalidi

Consciousness.

:, Palestinian Identity: The Construction of Modern NationalNew York: Columbia University Press, 1997. Chapters 2-3.

5. A Historical Background II:

Mark Tessler,

Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1994, pp. 269-398.

A History of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Bloomington and

6. The Politicide of the Palestinian People and the Establishment of the Israeli

State

Baruch Kimmerling and Joel S. Migdal,

The Palestinian People: A History.

Cambridge. MA: Harvard University Press, 2003, Chapter Five.

Baruch Kimmerling,

Military in Israel.

Chapter Two.

7.

The Invention and Decline of Israeliness: State, Culture andLos Angeles and Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001,A Refugee-Camps Society and the Revival of the Palestinian Nationalism

Rosmary Sayigh

Books, 1984, pp. 10-25.

, Palestinians: From Peasants to Revolutionaries. London: Zed

Helena Cobban,

Politics.

The Palestinian Liberation Organization: People, Power andNew York: Cambridge University Press, 1984, pp.21-35.

Optional

Yezid Sayigh,

Movement 1949-1993

:Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1997, pp. 71-94..

8.

1967-2002: Occupation as a Social System

Naseer H. Aruri,

Sara M. Roy,

Washington DC: Institute for Palestinian Studies, 1995.

Optional:

Maya Rosenfeld,

Activism of Palestinian Families in A Refugee Camp

Press, 2004 (forthcoming), Chapters 2-3.

9.

Occupation, Israel Over Palestine. Zeed Books, 1984.The Gaza Strip: The Political Economy of De-Development.Confronting the Occupation: Work, Education and Political. Stanford: Stanford UniversityThe Blooming and the Deterioration of the Jewish-Israeli Society

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Baruch Kimmerling, "Making Conflict a Routine: The Cumulative Effects of the

Arab-Jewish Conflict Upon Israeli Society,"

3, 1983, pp. 13-45.

Nadim. Rouhana

University Press , 1997, Chapter 12.

Journal of Strategic Studies, Vol. 6, No., Palestinian Citizens in an Ethnic Jewish State. New Haven: Yale

Baruch Kimmerling,

Times

The Interrupted System: Israeli Civilians in War and Routine. New Brunswick and London: Transaction Books, 1985, Chapter Two.

An Attempt of Reconciliation: Oslo Agreements and their Failure

Arieh Stav (ed.)

Zmora-Bitan Publishers for the Ariel Center for Policy Research, 2001 (Selected

Chapters).

Baruch Kimmerling, “The Power-Oriented Settlement: Bargaining between Israelis

and Palestinians,” in

Back?”

251.

Israel and a Palestinian State: A Zero Sum Game? Tel Aviv:The PLO and Israel: From The Road to the Oslo Agreement andM. Ma’oz and A. Sela (eds.). New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997, pp. 223-
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