Geographical ramifications of the occupation for Israeli society

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The chapter explores how the State of Israel has related with duplicity to the occupied territories. On the one hand it has preserved their legal status as occupied territories, while on the other hand it has activated a wide variety of practices whose purpose has been to include the territories within a territory identified with the Jewish nation. In effect, the State and the settlers set in motion a wide variety of practices intended to annex the land to the national territory. These included the practice of rebuilding the territories through their Judaization, and reconstructing the territorial awareness of the nation in a way that incorporates them as an integral part of the homeland, all in contradiction to the recognized status of the territories as occupied.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Impacts of Lasting Occupation
Subtitle of host publicationLessons from Israeli Society
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages29
ISBN (Electronic)9780199979950
ISBN (Print)9780199862184
StatePublished - 24 Jan 2013


  • Ethnization
  • Expansion
  • Identity
  • Israel state
  • Jewish settlement
  • National territory
  • Occupation

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Israel -- Boundaries
  • Israel -- Social conditions
  • Land settlement -- West Bank and Gaza Strip


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