"Colonial Jerusalem" Book/Author Talk W/Thomas Philip Abowd

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Thomas Abowd, formerly voted the "best" faculty member by the WSU undergraduate population, and now on the faculty at Tufts University in Boston, joins us for a discussion about this book "Colonial Jerusalem: The Spacial Construction of Identity and Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012."

In Tom's own words, the book examines "the workings of Israeli military occupation in a city at the core of the seven-decade long Palestinian-Israeli conflict[, including] the effect of the Jewish state’s discriminatory land and housing policies on Palestinians .... These often explicitly stated designs and policies meant to produce and sustain separation between Arab and Jew in Palestine/Israel share important elements with Apartheid South Africa ... and the visions of Jim Crow crafted in the US ....

"The book ... examines how Israeli governance is not simply comprised by and reproduced through military and settler violence, settlement construction, and sophisticated surveillance technologies, but also through what I refer to as the “weaponization of myth.” Colonial Jerusalem seeks to unearth and critique many of the grounding assumptions and myths propagated by Israeli authorities and their supporters in the US and elsewhere. The text, therefore, offers analysis and insights for activists to help build more effective arguments for the suspension of US aid to Israel and for more successful BDS efforts, in the US and internationally."

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