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    Zionism, Anti-Semitism & the People of Palestine

    Noel Ignatiev Zionism as a political movement developed in the late 19th century. Its founder, Theodore Herzl, was influenced by two phenomena: the extent of French anti-Semitism…

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Edinburgh Public Meeting: Balfour's Shadow (author David Cronin) Aug 19, 2017 - 14:00 PM - Aug 19, 2017 - 17:00 PM Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Israel and Settler Society by Lorenzo Veracini

The struggle between Israel and the Palestinians is not unique -- whatever the news media may suggest. Lorenzo Veracini argues that the conflict is best understood in terms of colonialism. Like many other societies, Israel is a settler society. Looking in detail at the evolution of other colonial regimes -- apartheid South Africa, French Algeria and Australia -- Veracini presents a thoughtful interpretation of the dynamics of colonialism, offering a clear framework within which to understand the middle east crisis.