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Apartheid Israel


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Table of Contents

  • 1. Zionism
  • 2. Israel
  • 3. Israeli Apartheid
  • 4. Political Repression in Israel
  • 5. Possibilities for the Struggle Within

About the Author

Uri Davis is an honorary research fellow at the Universities of Durham and Exeter. He is chairman of Al-Beit, the Association for the Defence of Human Rights in Israel; founder member of the Movement Against Israeli Apartheid in Palestine (MAIAP); and an observer-member of the Palestine National Council. He has published extensively in the field of democracy and human rights in Israel and Palestine, and his recent books include Citizenship and the State in the Middle East (co-edited, Syracuse University Press, 2000). Apartheid Israel is a sequel to Israel: An Apartheid State (Zed Books, 1987).


'Uri Davis's new book is a devastating critique of Israel's internal apartheid system and by extension the entire ideology of political Zionism. It is difficult to do justice to such an impassioned and detailed work, but I would particularly draw attention to its dedication to universal moral principles, unassailable logic and attention to factual detail that I believe are the distinctive hallmarks of this brilliant book.' - Hisham Sharabi 'Based on the struggle to end apartheid in South Africa, and borrowing from his long years in the peace movement, Uri Davis presents, what is for me, the only sensible way forward in the present deadlock -- a roadmap based on civil rights, human dignity and international justice. It ... has the moral strength to convince victimizers and victims alike that there is a valid alternative to the present Israeli system of discrimination and occupation.' - Ilan Pappe, historian and author of the Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951 (London and New York 1992). 'Apartheid Israel represents the most thorough critique to date of Israel's legal and political structure from a human rights perspective. At the same time it points towards an alternative vision for conflict-ridden Israel/Palestine, building on the author's own exceptional experience as an Israeli academic and human rights activist for decades. Current developments make this book more urgent reading than ever before.' - Nils Butenschon, Director, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo

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