The Impacts of Lasting Occupation

Paperback | December 26, 2014

EditorDaniel Bar-Tal, Izhak Schnell

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Protracted occupation has become a rare phenomenon in the 21st century. One notable exception is Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which began over four decades ago, after the Six-Day War in 1967. While many studies have examined the effects of occupation on the occupiedsociety, which bears most of the burdens of occupation, this book directs its attention to the occupiers. The effects of occupation on the occupying society are not always easily observed and are therefore difficult to study. Yet through their analysis, the authors of this volume show how occupationhas detrimental effects on the occupiers. The effects of occupation do not stop in the occupied territories, but penetrate deeply into the fabric of the occupying society. The Impacts of Lasting Occupation examines the effects that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories has had on Israeli society. The consequences of occupation are evident in all aspects of Israeli life, including its political, social, legal, economic, cultural, and psychological spheres.Occupation has shaped Israel's national identity as a whole, in addition to the day-to-day lives of Israeli citizens. Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell have brought together a wide range of academic experts to show how occupation has led to the deterioration of democracy and moral codes, threatenedpersonal security, and limited economic growth in Israel.

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Protracted occupation has become a rare phenomenon in the 21st century. One notable exception is Israel's occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which began over four decades ago, after the Six-Day War in 1967. While many studies have examined the effects of occupation on the occupiedsociety, which bears most of the burdens of...

Daniel Bar-Tal is Branco Weiss Professor of Research in Child Development and Education in the School of Education at Tel Aviv University. His research in political and social psychology focuses on the socio-psychological foundations of intractable conflicts and peacemaking. Bar-Tal has published twenty books and over two hundred book...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:592 pages, 9.21 × 6.1 × 1.3 inPublished:December 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Daniel Bar-Tal and Izhak Schnell: Introduction: Occupied and Occupiers - The Israeli CasePart I: Fundamentals of Occupation1. David Kretzmer: The Law of Belligerent Occupation as a System of Control: Dressing Up Exploitation in Respectable Garb2. Marcelo Dascal: Is There a Controversy about the Morality of the Occupation and Its Implications?3. Izhak Schnell: Geographical Ramifications of the Occupation on Israeli Society4. Tamir Magal, Neta Oren, Daniel Bar-Tal, and Eran Halperin: Psychological Legitimization--Views of the Israeli Occupation by Jews in Israel: Data and ImplicationsPart II: Political Effects of Occupation5. Yaron Ezrahi: The Occupation and Israeli Democracy6. Reuven Pedatzur: The Occupation and Its Effect on the Israel Defense Forces7. Gideon Doron and Maoz Rosenthal: Intra-Domestic Bargaining over the Lands and the Future: Israel's Policy toward the 1967 Occupied Territories8. Muhammad Amara and Mohanad Mustafa: The Impact of the Occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip on the Political Discourse of the Palestinians in IsraelPart III: Societal Effects of Occupation9. Dan Caspi with Danny Rubinstein: The Wallkeepers: Monitoring the Israeli-Arab Conflict10. Shir Hever: Economic Cost of the Occupation11. Hanna Herzog: Gendering the Discourse of Occupation: A Sociological Perspective12. Charles W. Greenbaum and Yoel Elizur: The Psychological and Moral Consequences for Israeli Society of the Occupation of Palestinian LandPart IV: Cultural Effects of Occupation13. Edward (Edy) Kaufman: Appealing to Enlightened Self-Interest: The Impact of Occupation on Human Rights within Israel14. Dan Urian: The Occupation as Represented in the Arts in Israel15. Nadir Tsur: Vocabulary and the Discourse on the 1967 TerritoriesIzhak Schnell and Daniel Bar-Tal: Conclusion: The Occupied Territories as a Cornerstone in the Reconstruction of Israeli Society

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"Nevertheless, the book's innovation is not in its answer to the question, How does the occupation affect society? The answer may be summarized in two words that have long since become a cliche: Occupation corrupts. Instead, the uniqueness and importance of the collection lies in the broad,extensive description of the 'how': how corruption takes place and how it affects almost every aspect of the life and identity of the occupying society, to the extent of transforming it into a new Israeli identity. This important book, as well as the political reality reflected in Jerusalem'selection campaign, should serve as an additional warning sign for those Israelis who, like most of the experts who contributed to the book, want to preserve Israel's democratic and moral identity along with its Jewish and liberal values." --Al-Monitor