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The forgotten Palestinians : a history of the Palestinians in Israel /

by Pappy, Ilan.
Published by : Yale University Press, (New Haven [Conn.] : ) Physical details: 336 pages : map ; 25 cm ISBN:9780300184327. Year: 2011
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Hostile aliens in their own homeland -- Out of the ashes of the Nakbah -- The open wound: military rule and its lasting impact -- Military rule by other means, 1967-1977 -- Between the day of the land and the first Intifada, 1976-1987 -- After the first Intifada: between Palestinian assertiveness and Jewish uncertainty, 1987-1995 -- The hopeful years and their demise, 1995-2000 -- The 2000 earthquake and its impact -- The oppressive state.

For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home. However, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, the author, a historian, examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, the author analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education, and civil rights. Rigorously researched, this work brings a new perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate. -- From publisher's website.

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