Chapter

Geographical Ramifications of the Occupation for Israeli Society

Izhak Schnell

in The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Published in print December 2012 | ISBN: 9780199862184
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979950 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862184.003.0004

Series: Series in Political Psychology

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.

Keywords: Occupation; Identity; National Territory; Ethnization; Jewish Settlement; Israel State; Expansion

Chapter.  12737 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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