Israel and the Apartheid

A View from Within

  • Editor: Honaida Ghanim,
  • Preparation: Honaida Ghanim,Raif Zreik,Azzar Dakwar,Ayman Ighbaria,Mohannad Mustafa,Sawsan Zahr,Razi Nabulsi,Hadeel Badarneh
  • Number of Pages: 181
  • ISBN: 978-9950-03-017-6
  • Date of update: Wednesday, 12 September 2018
  • Price: $10.00
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This volume presents a collection of analytical studies and articles by a group of Palestinian researchers. Contributions attempt to unveil analogies and differences between the Israeli governance system and apartheid regime of South Africa. Informed by the latest theoretical illuminations in the field of settler colonialism, nationalism and critical theory, the various studies included in this volume aim to understand subjugation dynamics and control practices , used by the Israeli authorities to construct, maintain and naturalize Jewish ethno-racial supremacy over the Palestinians in Israel/Palestine. The volume explores the religious, juridical and national discursive practices, which (re)produces, legitimize, and promotes hierarchical citizenship and reproduces it as a normative state and integral part of the Israel’s collective common sense.

In spite of the many similarities, studies that compare Israel to the apartheid regime reflect an intricate and complex system that goes beyond the South African apartheid model. This system integrates tools of ongoing settler colonialism and military occupation of over half a century, producing a distinctively heterogeneous control system that brings together and combines several components into a new mechanism of subordination.

Sunday, June 13, 2021


The Palestinian Forum for Israeli Studies (MADAR) is an independent research centre specialising in Israeli affairs, based in Ramallah, Palestine. MADAR was established in 2000 by a group of Palestinian intellectuals and academics, including the late poet Mahmoud Darwish, Dr. Lily Feidy, Dr. Ali Jarbawi, Dr. Ahmad Harb, Mr. Walid Al-Ahmad and Mr. Akram Haniyyeh. The centre was registered as a not-for-profit organisation with the Palestinian Ministry of Interior, and obtained a research centre’s operational licensing from the Palestinian Ministry of Information.