Perceptions of Israeli Arabs: territoriality and identity

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This book is about the structure of Israeli-Arab territorial awareness. Israeli Arabs are described as those Arabs that became full citizens of the state of Israel, after its foundation in 1948, and thier subsequent generations. The author argues that territoriality links people with the land, and gives them a unique identity. Discussions on issues such as Israeli citizenship versus Palestinian national identity and perceived boundaries between the two communities. The sense of belonging to the Israeli state felt by Israeli Arabs is discussed, as is the newly evolving Palestinian policy. This intensively methodological research highlights the crisis of identity and the dilemma of the Arab-Israeli community, as it struggles to play a significant role in the solution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Seven chapters cover the stages of identity evolution, through ethnic patterns in spatial partitioning to the territoriality and identity of the growing Arab-Israeli adolescent population. -from Publisher

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAldershot
Number of pages123
ISBN (Print)1856288617, 9781856288613
StatePublished - 1994

Publication series

NameResearch in ethnic relations series


  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Israel-Arab conflict
  • Arabs in Israel

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Human territoriality -- Israel
  • Jewish-Arab relations -- Public opinion
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Attitudes
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Ethnic identity
  • Public opinion -- Israel
  • Israel -- Ethnic relations -- Public opinion
  • Palestinian Arabs -- Israel -- Identity


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