HOMOLAND: Interracial Sex and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Israeli Cinema

HOMOLAND: Interracial Sex and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Israeli Cinema Narratives of biracial sexual unions are common in Israeli cinema, from the early Zionist cinema of the 1930s to today. Among them are Sabra (dir. Alexander Ford, 1933), My Michael (dir. Dan Volman, 1975), Hide and Seek (dir. Volman, 1980), Hamsin (dir. Daniel Wachsmann, 1982), Drifting (dir. Amos Guttman, 1983), On a Narrow Bridge (dir. Nissim Dayan, 1985), The Lover (dir. Michal BatAdam, 1986), Nadia (dir. Amnon Rubinstein, 1986), Ricochets (dir. Eli Cohen, 1986), Lookout (dir. Dina Zvi-Riklis, 1990), and Day after Day (dir. Amos Gitai, 1998). In the Israeli social psyche, miscegenation gives rise to fears of racial, sexual, moral, physiological, and national decay and degeneracy, because it poses a threat to Jewish “purity” and dominance and so fuels the desire to maintain the binary oppositions between colonizer and colonized, “civilized” and “savage,” Israeli and Palestinian.1 Specifically, sexual relations between a Jewish woman and an Arab man (as opposed to those between a Jewish man and an Arab woman) evoke the greatest fears for Jewish racial purity, inasmuch as the Jewish woman, and not the Jewish man, is the origin of Jewish identity: hence the strict religious and cultural prohibition against such relationships. This anxiety, as an http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies Duke University Press

HOMOLAND: Interracial Sex and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Israeli Cinema

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Narratives of biracial sexual unions are common in Israeli cinema, from the early Zionist cinema of the 1930s to today. Among them are Sabra (dir. Alexander Ford, 1933), My Michael (dir. Dan Volman, 1975), Hide and Seek (dir. Volman, 1980), Hamsin (dir. Daniel Wachsmann, 1982), Drifting (dir. Amos Guttman, 1983), On a Narrow Bridge (dir. Nissim Dayan, 1985), The Lover (dir. Michal BatAdam, 1986), Nadia (dir. Amnon Rubinstein, 1986), Ricochets (dir. Eli Cohen, 1986), Lookout (dir. Dina Zvi-Riklis, 1990), and Day after Day (dir. Amos Gitai, 1998). In the Israeli social psyche, miscegenation gives rise to fears of racial, sexual, moral, physiological, and national decay and degeneracy, because it poses a threat to Jewish “purity” and dominance and so fuels the desire to maintain the binary oppositions between colonizer and colonized, “civilized” and “savage,” Israeli and Palestinian.1 Specifically, sexual relations between a Jewish woman and an Arab man (as opposed to those between a Jewish man and an Arab woman) evoke the greatest fears for Jewish racial purity, inasmuch as the Jewish woman, and not the Jewish man, is the origin of Jewish identity: hence the strict religious and cultural prohibition against such relationships. This anxiety, as an

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GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay StudiesDuke University Press

Published: Jan 1, 2002

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