@benabyad’s New Book: ‘Palestinians in Israel’, with foreword by MK Haneen Zoabi – available for pre-order

October 6, 2011


Palestinians in Israel considers a key issue ignored by the official ‘peace process’ and most mainstream commentators: that of the growing Palestinian minority within Israel itself. What the Israeli right-wing calls ‘the demographic problem’ Ben White identifies as ‘the democratic problem’ which goes to the heart of the conflict. Israel defines itself not as a state of it’s citizens, but as a Jewish state, despite the substantial and increasing Palestinian population. White demonstrates how the consistent emphasis on privileging one ethno-religious group over another cannot not be seen as compatible with democratic values and that, unless addressed, will undermine any attempts to find a lasting peace. Individual case studies are used to complement this deeply informed study into the great, unspoken contradiction of Israeli democracy. It is a pioneering contribution which will spark debate amongst all those concerned with a resolution to the Israel/Palestine conflict.

About the Author

Ben White is a freelance journalist and writer specialising in Palestine/Israel. He is the author of Israeli Apartheid (Pluto, 2009). His work has appeared in the Guardian online, the New Statesman, and Electronic Intifada. He also writes on the broader Middle East, Islam and Christianity, and the ‘war on terror’.


  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Press (20 Dec 2011)
  • Language English
  • ISBN-10: 0745332285
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745332284

Click here to pre-order the book!

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