Vol. 23 No. 4 , 2018

Over the last 10 years we have witnessed unprecedented, intensive legislative activity, emboldened and influenced by the growing power of the right wing in the Israeli Knesset, to strengthen efforts to undermine Jewish and Arab democratic and liberal forces on one hand, and violate the rights and interests of Palestinian Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza (OPT) on the other.

These laws discriminate against Palestinians on both sides of the Green Line and are being used to entrench the Jewish character of the state of Israel and deny the Arabs their right of self-determination or affiliation with the state. Some of these laws aim to “legalize” the expropriation of private Palestinian lands in the West Bank for the use of settlements. The new laws lay the groundwork for the demolition of thousands of Arab homes inside Israel and facilitate the grabbing of Arab land for the benefit of Jewish
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Table of Contents
  1. The Politics Behind the Right Wing Legislation ( )

    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  2. Focus
  3. Israel’s Anti-Liberal Legislative Trends: A Guide for the Perplexed ( )
    The current anti-liberal legislative trend has been shored up by government rhetoric and administrative action which threaten to restrict the power of the media and the gatekeepers of the law enforcement system.
    By Frances Raday Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  4. The Jewish Nation-State Law Supporters Will Achieve The Opposite Of What They Wanted ( )
    The Jewish Nation-State Law Supporters Will Achieve The Opposite Of What They Wanted
    By Ziad AbuZayyad Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  5. The Nation-State Law and Jewish Supremacy ( )
    The law is a flagrant violation of human rights, as it legalizes discriminatory policies against the Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel.
    By Yousef Jabareen Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  6. Drawing New Lines: Israel’s Unilateral Policies to Reshape Jerusalem ( )
    To improve life conditions for the Palestinians and other residents while attempting to salvage the two-state solution, we need to take into consideration four important trends.
    By Yehudit Oppenheimer and Betty Herschman Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  7. The Israeli Anti-Democratic Legislative Trend: A Palestinian Perspective ( )
    The racist Nation-State Law aims to delegitimize the rights of the Palestinian-Arab minority in Israel and to expel the Palestinians from the West Bank in order to legitimize the Israeli occupation and Jewish settlements.
    By Saeb Erekat Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  8. Israeli Annexation of the West Bank Would Violate International Law ( )
    Annexation of parts or all of the West Bank would jeopardize Israel's prospects as a Jewish state and a democracy.
    By Peter Weiss and Debra Shushan Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  9. Establishing the Ethical Basis for Ethno-Theological Sovereignty in Israel ( )

    By Amal Jamal Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  10. From Creeping to Leaping: Annexation in the Trump-Netanyahu Era ( )
    Annexation of parts or all of the West Bank would make Israel an international outlaw,yet opposition from the U.S. administration, which in the past had served as a bulwark against potentially catastrophic Israeli decisions regarding the West Bank, is missing in action.
    By Ori Nir and Debra Shushan Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  11. Reinforcing Ethnic Hegemony: The Social and Expressive Harms of the Jewish Nation- State Basic Law ( )
    The Nation-State Law’s impact on the social legitimacy and standing of Palestinians in Israeli society, rather than its strictly legal impact, may prove to be the real danger.
    By Fady Khoury Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  12. Will a Different Court Make a Difference for the Occupation? New Law on Judicial Oversight of Occupied Territories Further Blurs the Distinction Between Israel and OPT ( )

    By Ronit Sela Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  13. The Nation-State Law: The End of an Era ( )
    The Nation-State Law may mark a turning point in Jewish political thought beyond the nation-state frame, which may have democratic potential, if we can mobilize those new political possibilities.
    By Julie E. Cooper Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  14. Who the Hell Are We? On the Nation-State Law ( )
    The Nation-State Law, with its clearly semi-fascist nature, demonstrates how urgent it is to decide who we are, what we want and where we belong.
    By Uri Avnery Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  15. The Black List: People Targeted by Amendment No. 27 of Entry Into Israel Law ( )

    By Andrew Hebert and Nissim Lebovits Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  16. Roundtable
  17. Implications of the New Israeli Legislative Trends ( )
    Roee Kibrik, Betty Herschman, Susie Becher, Hind Khoury, Osama Sa’adi. Moderated by Hillel Schenker and Ziad AbuZayyad
    Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  18. Interview
  19. The process of de facto annexation is not new; what is new is de jure annexation. We’re seeing a stream of legislation by the Israeli parliament that is imposing its norms on the West Bank. ( )

    By Michael Sfard Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  20. Viewpoint
  21. Medical Issues in Gaza: A Report from the Field ( )

    By Charles Cowan Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  22. Book Review
  23. But Abu Ibrahim, We’re Family! by Lee Perlman, reviewed by Ari Roth ( )

    Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  24. Culture
  25. A Visit to the Yasser Arafat Museum ( )

    By Andrew Hebert Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  26. An American Martyr Mural in the Palestine Museum U.S. ( )

    By Margaret Olin Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  27. Documents
  28. Tables - Israel’s “Creeping Annexation” Policies ( )

    By Kristin McCarthy Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  29. Overview of Anti-Democratic Legislation Advanced by the 20th Knesset ( )

    By Debbie Gild-Hayo Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  30. Direct Legislation of the 20th Knesset Imposed on the West Bank ( )

    By The Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  31. In Memoriam
  32. Uri Avnery ( )

    Vol. 23 No. 4 2018
  33. Boas Evron ( )

    Vol. 23 No. 4 2018