Presentation Title

Colonization and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Faculty Mentor

Jerry Jenkins

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:15 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:30 AM

Location

Markstein 101

Session

oral 2

Type of Presentation

Oral Talk

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

The 1920 Mandate for Palestine to Britain arguably marked the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because, “article IV of the Mandate document invited the Zionist Organization to, ‘take steps in consultation with the Britannic Majesty’s Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home’” (Abdul Hadi, 2014, p. 10). “Secular Jewish nationalism and colonization of Palestine” were suggested as, “the keys to Jewish evolution in the modern age” by nineteenth century Zionist thinkers Peretz Smolenskin, Moshe Lilienblum and others (Taylor, 1987, p. 14). The, “virtually complete supplanting of the indigenous population…by an alien stock…has been attempted in Palestine since the beginning of the twentieth century” (Abu- Lughod, 1987, p. 139). The purpose of this paper is to analyze the importance of understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in terms of colonization. While there are discussions of the conflict as a form of colonization, they haven’t associated the denial of the Palestinian Right of Return with colonization. That leads me to ask the following question: Should the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be viewed from the perspective of colonization?

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Nov 23rd, 10:15 AM Nov 23rd, 10:30 AM

Colonization and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Markstein 101

The 1920 Mandate for Palestine to Britain arguably marked the beginning of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because, “article IV of the Mandate document invited the Zionist Organization to, ‘take steps in consultation with the Britannic Majesty’s Government to secure the cooperation of all Jews who are willing to assist in the establishment of the Jewish national home’” (Abdul Hadi, 2014, p. 10). “Secular Jewish nationalism and colonization of Palestine” were suggested as, “the keys to Jewish evolution in the modern age” by nineteenth century Zionist thinkers Peretz Smolenskin, Moshe Lilienblum and others (Taylor, 1987, p. 14). The, “virtually complete supplanting of the indigenous population…by an alien stock…has been attempted in Palestine since the beginning of the twentieth century” (Abu- Lughod, 1987, p. 139). The purpose of this paper is to analyze the importance of understanding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in terms of colonization. While there are discussions of the conflict as a form of colonization, they haven’t associated the denial of the Palestinian Right of Return with colonization. That leads me to ask the following question: Should the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be viewed from the perspective of colonization?