The Political Economy of Israel's Occupation: Repression Beyond Exploitation
The Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories since 1967 has many important economic aspects that are often overlooked. In this highly original book, Shir Hever shows that understanding the economic dimensions of the occupation is crucial to unravelling the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Hever rejects the premise that Israel keeps control over Palestinian territories for material gain, and also the premise that Israel is merely defending itself from Palestinian aggression. Instead, he argues that the occupation has reached an impasse, with the Palestinian resistance making exploitation of the Palestinians by Israeli business interests difficult, but the Israeli authorities reluctant to give up control. With traditional economic analysis failing to explain this turn of events, this book will be invaluable for students, activists and journalists struggling to make sense of the complex issues surrounding Israel's occupation.
Pluto Press (UK)
August 06, 2010
5.3 X 8.4 X 0.6 inches | 0.66 pounds
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About the Author
Shir Hever is an economic researcher based at the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.
'Shir Hever has emerged as one of the most incisive analysts of the critical Israeli Left' - Jeff Halper, Director, The Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)