The Politics of the Trapped Palestinian Minority in Israel

Suheir Abu Oksa Daoud

in Palestinian Women and Politics in Israel

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print May 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033624
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039268 | DOI:
The Politics of the Trapped Palestinian Minority in Israel

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This chapter examines the creation of the Palestinian minority in Israel, focusing on the principal areas that underwent dramatic change in Palestinian lives: land, work, and family structure. The chapter provides an overview of internal minority politics, the party system, and political behavior. It also lays groundwork for the other chapters and presents the book's first hypothesis, in which the marginality of women is viewed as part of the marginality of Palestinian Israeli citizens a whole. It considers three broad areas: the historical circumstances that created the Palestinian minority in Israel following the creation of the Jewish state in 1948; al–Nakba (the catastrophe) that ensued for the Palestinian minority in Israel; and the contradictory ways in which the politics of Israel has impacted the Palestinian minority's political, economic, and social experiences, including those of women.

Keywords: Palestinian minority; internal minority politics; marginalization; Palestinian women; Jewish state

Chapter.  12230 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Society and Culture

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