The Struggle to Decolonize Israel
Eléonore Merza Bronstein & Eitan Bronstein Aparicio
--- In praise of the book ---
"In love and struggle, this book fathoms the road to co-habitation on the far side of colonial rule and its brutal history and present."
"A must read for anyone interested in reconciliation in Israel and Palestine."
"This book must be read by anyone who wishes to see that good conscience and pursuit of justice transcends narrow bonds of loyalty.
Salman Abu Sitta
Date de parution: 18/10/2018
N° d'édition: 1
Number of pages: 300
Format: 14 x 21 cm
Includes De-Colonizer Map
Number of images: 60
--- Summery ---
The Nakba is something which was, for a long time, not discussed in Israel and it took 15 years of struggle to place discussion of this subject at the centre of Israeli discours. This was the front line of a battle against an established colonial narrative which started at the end of the 19th century and which continues to this day.
This important book explores the experience of Eitan Bronstein Aparicio, a leading voice for political change in Israel. How did this young Israeli kibbutznik, once a left-wing Zionist, become a radical anti-Zionist? In a dialogue with Eléonore Merza Bronstein, a political anthropologist, they draw a moving personal story with the unrolling of an epic section of history. What emerges is the hope that a new generation of Israelis will free themselves from a collective colonial identity and will conceive of a way of cohabiting on this land legitimately, in a way that will be fair for all.
Table of content
Back to the Kibbutz 34
When Claudio the Argentine Became
Eitan the Israeli 48
Zochrot: From Kitchen Table Conversations
to a Revolutionary Organization 87
A New Language
for a New Political Discourse 109
Remembering the Catastrophe
Amidst the Razzle-Dazzle of Tel Aviv 126
Tours and Maps to Challenge
the (Re)building of the Zionist Space 144
Zochrot, Signs of a Success Story 186
Family Secrets: They “Served” in the Nakba 199
A Brief History of the Nakba in Israel 212
What Do Israelis Actually Know About the Nakba
and the Right To Return? 230
The Unlikely Encounter Between Josef and Yossi:
Who is the Host and Who is the Guest? 251
In Conclusion 279
Map Map 1 - Map 16