A Half Century of Occupation | Gershon Shafir

E344 | 2017 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War and the start of the Israeli occupation of the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Sinai Peninsula, and Golan Heights. Gershon Shafir discusses why this occupation has lasted for so long in the West Bank and how “the Occupation” has differed from earlier forms of settler colonialism in Israel-Palestine. In particular, we focus on the state of “permanent temporariness” that the Israeli government has purposefully inculcated in the face of international law and the emergence of a specific movement of religious-nationalist settlers. At the end, Shafir contemplates how the Occupation has changed the larger Arab-Israeli conflict itself and, by means of a feasibility study, suggests a variety of different visions for the future of the area. See more at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/occupation.html Gershon Shafir is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He has published and edited numerous books on the topics of nationalism, ethnicity, citizenship and human rights, especially in regard to Israel/Palestine. Release Date: 5 February 2018 Recording Location: La Jolla, Calif. Audio editing by Chris Gratien Music: Ben Yemenimi Al Isterim - Hafiz Burhan; Katibim (Uskudar'a Gider iken) - Safiye Ayla; Special thanks to Kara Güneş for permission to use the composition "Istanbul" Images and bibliography curated by Nir Shafir avaiable at http://www.ottomanhistorypodcast.com/2018/02/occupation.html

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