The Slow March Towards Liberation: Criticism, Strategy and Action through International Law

The Slow March Towards Liberation: Criticism, Strategy and Action through International Law Part 1 Articles the palestine Yearbook of international law xviii (05) 3­7 Palestine Yearbook of International Law Ardi Imseis David Ben-Gurion was right. "What matters is not what the goyim say," he emphatically observed, "but what the Jews do".1 For all the support it has received from powers external to it, and since the arrival of political Zionism to the shores of Palestine in the latenineteenth century, the Zionist movement has pursued its goals with a dogged determination rooted in a singular commitment to establishing incremental, material and tangible facts on the ground through committed human action, come what may. From the erection of a separate `Jewish enclave' before and during the Mandate period with an independent labor union and monetary system,2 to the structural violence and racism inherent in the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of 1948 and in the ongoing colonization of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, post-1967, the presentation of moves amounting to faits accompli ­ at times bolstered by overwhelming military power and prevailing alliances, and at others undertaken in spite of them ­ has been one of the defining tactics of the Jewish national movement. From time to time, the Palestinian people too http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Palestine Yearbook of International Law Online Brill

The Slow March Towards Liberation: Criticism, Strategy and Action through International Law

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Brill
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© Copyright 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
ISSN
1386-1972
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2211-6141
D.O.I.
10.1163/2211-6141_002
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Part 1 Articles the palestine Yearbook of international law xviii (05) 3­7 Palestine Yearbook of International Law Ardi Imseis David Ben-Gurion was right. "What matters is not what the goyim say," he emphatically observed, "but what the Jews do".1 For all the support it has received from powers external to it, and since the arrival of political Zionism to the shores of Palestine in the latenineteenth century, the Zionist movement has pursued its goals with a dogged determination rooted in a singular commitment to establishing incremental, material and tangible facts on the ground through committed human action, come what may. From the erection of a separate `Jewish enclave' before and during the Mandate period with an independent labor union and monetary system,2 to the structural violence and racism inherent in the ethnic cleansing and dispossession of 1948 and in the ongoing colonization of the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, post-1967, the presentation of moves amounting to faits accompli ­ at times bolstered by overwhelming military power and prevailing alliances, and at others undertaken in spite of them ­ has been one of the defining tactics of the Jewish national movement. From time to time, the Palestinian people too

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Published: Jul 6, 2016

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