The False Prophets of Peace

Liberal Zionism and the Struggle for Palestine
Author(s): Tikva Honig-Parnass
Original Publish Date: Nov 15, 2011
Product Number: EB00648769
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608462148
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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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.

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