Civil Organizations And Protest Movements In Israel: Mobilization around the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by E. MarteuCivil Organizations And Protest Movements In Israel: Mobilization around the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict by E. Marteu

Civil Organizations And Protest Movements In Israel: Mobilization around the Israeli-Palestinian…

EditorE. Marteu

Hardcover | June 16, 2009

Pricing and Purchase Info


Earn 748 plum® points

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This collected volume brings together young scholars at the cutting edge of innovative research on Israeli citizens and organizations mobilized around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The objective of these original case studies is to understand the radicalization of some Israeli mobilizations linked to the conflict and to explore the growing polarization of Israeli democracy. The composite nature of Israeli society is explored through the fragmentation of civil movements: The settler movement, the peace movement, and also Israeli Arab organizations have all emerged since the mid-1970s, illustrating a rich mixture of civil dynamism, community tensions and antagonistic political visions. These pioneering, critical perspectives provide a wealth of theoretical and empirical information on the current state-society relations in Israel, the boundaries and borders in civil mobilization and on the prospects for Israeli democracy in the 21st century.

Elisabeth Marteu is assistant lecturer in political science at Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne.
Title:Civil Organizations And Protest Movements In Israel: Mobilization around the Israeli-Palestinian…Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0 inPublished:June 16, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan USLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230614817

ISBN - 13:9780230614819


Table of Contents

Acknowledgments * Notes on Contributors * List of Tables * Foreword:  Movement-Countermovement Dynamics and the Dynamics of Radicalization- Prof. Bert Klandermans * Introduction: New perspectives, Israeli Civil Mobilization and the Israeli Palestinian Conflict- Elisabeth Marteu * Part One. Israeli Settler Mobilizations * 1. After the Gaza Withdrawal: the Settlers’ Struggle over the Meaning of the Israeli National Identity- David Khalfa * 2. American Orthodox Immigrants' Mobilization and Integration in Israel- Wasfi Kailani * Part Two. Israeli Peace Movements * 3. Political Activism and Legitimacy in Israel: Four Groups between Cooperation and Transgression- Karine Lamarche * 4. Framing, Misframing, and Reframing: “The Fiddler at Beit-Iba Checkpoint”- Ruthie Ginsburg * 5. Activists Squeezed between the “Apartheid Wall” and the “Separation Fence”: The Radicalism/Pragmatism Dilemma of Social Movements, The Case of the Israeli Separation Barrier- Yuval Feinstein * 6. Doves of Feather: A Comparative Analysis of Identity-Based Peace/Conflict Resolution Organizations (P/CROs) in Israel, Northern Ireland and South Africa- Raviv Schwartz * 7. Looking Out of the Arabs: Mobilization in Favor of the Israeli Arab Sector in the Galilean Mitzpim Hilltop Settlements-Pierre Renno * Part Three. Palestinian Arab organizations in Israel and Jerusalem * 8. Lawyering for the Cause of the Arab Minority in Israel: Litigation as Means for Collective Action- Helene Sallon * 9. Palestinian Arab Women’s Organizations in Israel: Civil Organizations without National Movement?- Elisabeth Marteu * 10. The Battle for Recognition: Civil Society, Citizenship and the Political Rise of the Negev Bedouin- Richard Ratcliffe * 11. Inhabitants’ Mobilization for City Planning in East Jerusalem- Irene Salenson * Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"So much scholarly work on Israel has taken its cue from David Ben-Gurion’s ideology of mamlahtiut, which privileges the state as the site of initiative and change.  Elisabeth Marteu has performed an important service in bringing together these outstanding pieces of research, which take the contrary point of view: that the vitality of Israel and its path to the future lie in its vibrant social groups.  These civil organizations, the volume shows, have mobilized along a broad spectrum, from anarchists to Orthodox settlers, to battle over Israel’s identity and its response to the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians in the 21st century."--Joel Migdal, Professor of International Studies, University of Washington"This volume showcases some of the latest and most interesting research on how a range of sociopolitical forces in Israel have mobilized around issues relating to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Focusing on the Jewish settlers' movement, the struggles of Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Israeli-Jewish peace and anti-occupation movements, the contributors offer empirically rich and theoretically sophisticated analyses that contribute to the development of social movement theory and are required reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the contemporary dynamics and future trajectory of this conflict."--Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and History, New York University, author of Contending Visions of the Middle East: the History and Politics of Orientalism"Israeli politics can be common knowledge for whoever reads newspapers or watches television. Israel’s internal divisions, grassroots movements, and organizations, are much less reported in the international media.  Whoever wishes to know Israel from within its society and not just through the politics of its leaders must read this collection edited by Elizabeth Marteu. After reading it Israeli society will have a different flavor."--Michael Warschawski, director of the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem