The False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

The False Prophets of Peace: Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine

by Tikva Honig-Parnass

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Overview

This book refutes the long held view of the Israeli left as adhering to a humanistic, democratic and even socialist tradition, attributed to the historic Zionist Labor movement. Through a critical analysis of the prevailing discourse of Zionist intellectuals and activists on the Jewish-democratic state, it uncovers the Zionist left’s central role in laying the foundation of the colonial settler state of Israel, in articulating its hegemonic ideology and in legitimizing, whether explicitly or implicitly, the apartheid treatment of Palestinians both inside Israel and in the 1967 occupied territories. Their determined support of a Jewish-only state underlies the failure of the “peace process,” initiated by the Zionist Left, to reach a just peace based on recognition of the national rights of the entire Palestinian people.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608462148
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
File size: 493 KB

About the Author

Tikva Honig-Parnass was raised in the Jewish community of pre-state Palestine, fought in the 1948 war and served as the secretary of the then Radical Left Zionist Party of Mapam (The Unified Workers Party) in the Knesset ( 1951-1954). In '60 she definitively broke with Zionism and joined the ranks of the Israeli Socialist Organization, known as "Matzpen". Since then she has played an active role in the movement against the '67 occupation as well as in the struggle for the Palestinian national rights.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Erasing Palestinians from the Land - Past and Present

Chapter 2: A "Jewish Majority" Fosters Racism

Chapter 3: Equal Rights

Chapter 4: A Theocratic Jewish State

Chapter 5: The Assertion of the Democratic Nature of the State

Chapter 6: Post-Zionism – A Failed Departure from Left Zionist Discourse

Chapter 7: Revisionist Social Sciences: Pre-State Colonization and the 1948 War

Chapter 8: The Post-Modernity Stream of Post-Zionism

Chapter 9: The Zionist Left and the Peace Process

Conclusion

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