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The Struggle to Decolonize Israel
Eléonore Merza Bronstein & Eitan Bronstein Aparicio

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--- 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."                                 

                                                              Judith Butler

"A must read for anyone interested in reconciliation in Israel and Palestine."                                   

                                                                Ilan Pappé

"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

Nomad Publishing
Date de parution: 18/10/2018

N° d'édition: 1 

ISBN: 978-1-914325-06-9
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


Chapter 1

Back to the Kibbutz                                                       34

Chapter 2

When Claudio the Argentine Became

Eitan the Israeli                                                               48

Chapter 3

Zochrot: From Kitchen Table Conversations

to a Revolutionary Organization                                   87

Chapter 4

A New Language

for a New Political Discourse                                        109

Chapter 5

Remembering the Catastrophe

Amidst the Razzle-Dazzle of Tel Aviv                            126

Chapter 6

Tours and Maps to Challenge

the (Re)building of the Zionist Space                           144

Chapter 7

Zochrot, Signs of a Success Story                                 186

Chapter 8

Family Secrets: They “Served” in the Nakba                199

Chapter 9

A Brief History of the Nakba in Israel                            212

Chapter 10

What Do Israelis Actually Know About the Nakba

and the Right To Return?                                                 230

Chapter 11

The Unlikely Encounter Between Josef and Yossi:

Who is the Host and Who is the Guest?                        251

In Conclusion                                                                     279

Acknowledgments                                                             290

Map Map 1 - Map 16

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