population, whose mere existence is an obstacle. The logic of settlement produces the immigrant as a native and turns the Palestinian native into an immigrant. As settlers are the spearhead in this expansion project which is hostile and begets hostility, the first settler is primarily a soldier. Both characters merge into the same person.
Any Palestinian resistance project will essentially put an end to and terminate settlement; i.e. halt the expansionist and, by consequence, the hostile nature of Zionism. This is true in line with the vision of the two-state solution, and all the more so with the one-state solution. First and foremost, the meaning and implication of the struggle against Zionism is a struggle against its expansionist settlement enterprise. One reason Oslo failed is that the expansionist settlement nature of that enterprise has not reached its climax yet. Rabin’s assassination can be understood in light of the sheer fact he thought, though hesitantly, of shifting from the project of revolution to the logic of statehood and institutionalisation.
Over 70 years, Israel has shifted from a socialist, cooperative society to a capitalist, neoliberal one. It has turned from a secular project into a religious theology. Now, it is moving from an extremely distorted democracy, a Jewish democracy, towards a system that is akin to religious fascism. Still, the expansionist settlement nature of all these transformations is evident. Dealing with this enterprise is informed by this understanding,