This article by Nadim Rouhana and Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, entitled “Settler-colonial citizenship: conceptualizing the relationship between Israel and its Palestinian citizens”, has been published in the journal Settler Colonial Studies, electronically in 2014 and in paper in 2015. A slightly modified version of the paper was recently re-published in Arabic in a book by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Beirut.
The article seeks to re-examine the relationship between Israel and its Palestinian citizens. While accepting the procedural nature of their citizenship as settler colonial citizenship, it suggests an alternative reading, with settler colonialism as the central analytical framework to understand this complex relationship and its development. The article goes through the different historical phases of collective political experiences of the Palestinian citizens in Israel since 1948.
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