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BGU Oren Yiftachel "Ethnocracy, Mapping & Poetics in Palestine/Israel" New York University Steinhardt School


3 March 2012

Ethnocracy, Mapping & Poetics in Palestine / Israel

My Storify story from a lecture by Oren Yiftachel, Professor of Urban Studies & Political Geography at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, held at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Developments Media, Culture and Communication Department.

Butheina HK بثينة

FulbrightPrgrm Scholar in NYC from the UAE. Focused on media, culture & communication |

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    Mapping has an aura of professional scientific objectivity to unsuspecting audiences -Yiftachel
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    Emotional/poetic rhetoric & mapping r not completely separate frm each other in national-building projects, both make a claim -Yiftachel
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    People create the homeland and the homeland creates people -Yiftachel This is
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    One might say that Israel/Palestine are the rememnants of the previous world of empires -Yiftachel
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    Mapping of Israel/Palestine is difficult because of ideological differences and also practicically geographically challenging - Yiftachel
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    a homeland is a mythical place a geographical place which has various configurations -Yiftachel
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    Americans may not feel the idea of a homeland because it is much less a nation-state -Yiftachel
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    Politics of identity is often much more powerful than those of social class -Yiftachel
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    The geobody that we know as #Palestine#Israelis dear to Jews & Muslims equally but irony is that it was created by Christains -Yiftachel
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    8 strategies to deal wth the homeland by Oren Yiftachel #Israel#Palestine-Yiftachel
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    1. Genocide: practiced in Armenia, Germany, Rwanda, Uganda, Darfur (Homeland) -Yiftachel
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    if we live in the 20th century, there is no doubt that #israelwould have evicted all the #Palestiniansby now -Yiftachel
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    2. Eviction is the presumably more humane strategy of creating the homeland -Yiftachel
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    3.Colonial-Apartheid 4.Authoritatian Control 5.Ethnocracy 6.Partition 7.Accomodation/Consociationalism 8.Assimilation/Liberalism -Yiftachel
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    Ethnically Mapping the Homeland: Analytical components by Oren Yiftachel
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    1.Maps: scientific, objective, powerful, 2.Boundaries: where does the homeland begin/end 3.Texture: whats on the land - ppl etc -Yiftachel
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    4.Memory: history 5. Future: Imagined paths of people-homeland 6.Ownership 7.The 8.Others Volarization 9.Countermapping
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    Sad Ironies of Palestine-Israel: 1.Complete overlap in homeland visions 2. Cruel divide & concur creation of colonialism -Yiftachel
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    3.Geographic clash of 2 nations suffering A. the worst genocide and B. worst mass transfeer of the C20 -Yiftachel
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    While #Israelcreates its homeland, as Edward Said said, it creates another diaspora -Yiftachel
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    Right of return is reserved for those who were never born there and blocked from those who are -Yiftachel
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    In order to Judaize the land, #Israelhad to de-Judaize its population eg. laborers from Philipines, Sri Lanka etc -Yiftachel
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    In the name of Jewish nationalism, Zionism is now undermining the jewish state -Yiftachel
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    Overall, in Israel-Palestine while the populations are almost equal but Palestinians only control 15% of the land -Yiftachel
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    Amman, Madaba, Nazareth, Bethlehem are depicted is part of the Jewish homeland in historical maps used by high schools -Yiftachel
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    The original Irgun logo from the 30s depicts Palestine to include Transjordan -Yiftachelhttp://pic.twitter.com/h7HeZdxQ
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    The Zionist left and right are not that different - the whole time they say we want peace but do the opposite -Yiftachel
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    The logo on the bottom right shows an oak tree and a house is of the most symbolic settlementstwitter.com/butheina/status...- Yiftachel
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    Starting 1967, #Israelmade it official to ban the green line on any official map -Yiftachel
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    #Israelhas taken Jerusalem & the Golan Heights but has not officially annexed them because it does not give #Arabscitizenship -Yiftachel
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    In a kindergarten in #Israelu see a map that is all in Hebrew, the title says "The State of #Israel" & there is no Green Line -Yiftachel
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    In #Israelihigh school, u see no green lines, & is no longer called The State of #Israelonly depicts area A of #Palestine-Yiftachel
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    Maps put on the wall in #Israeligovt offices, there is no mention of #Palestineanywhere -Yiftachel
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    Mapping normalizes the situation of controlling #Palestinians-Yiftachel
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    Israeli Geographical Association showcases the map without the green map, when that was protested, opposition was deated 53-7 -Yiftachel
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    The peace discourse in #Israelis a minority discourse -Yiftachel
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    Counter-mapping is now being used by #Palestiniansby The PA Central Bureau of Statistics -Yiftachel
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    Although there's rhetorical symmetry, its imp to not lose sight that they #Israelstill rules, so countermapping is a tactic -Yiftachel
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    There's an ongoing ceaseless projection and medium of mapping to get ppl to think they way they do in imagining the homeland -Yiftachel
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    The most imp element of hegemony is when it is articulated as identity -Yiftachel
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    "New Settlement in Sinai" produced in 1968 written by Naomi Shemer actually hides very nationalistic meaninings -Yiftachel
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    The music romanticizes the people who live in the settlements of the imagined #Israel-Yiftachel
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    In alot of the nationalistic music, the use of Eastern European music is very pronounced because the elite came from there -Yiftachel
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    Romance, freedom, war, soldeirs are all combined together in a single image that doesnt conflict (on #Israelinationlistic music) -Yiftachel

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