The Israeli Nationality Law – A Blueprint for a 21st Century Settler Colonial State


  • Ilan Pappe University of Exeter (UK)



The author argues that the ‘New’ Israeli Nationality Law is, despite its name, a natural, almost inevitable, product of the Zionist project in Palestine. Besides representing Zionist ideology, the law is part of a long-term attempt by the Israeli government to adjust Zionism to present-day realities and solve the so-called ‘demographic problem’ of the Jewish State.

Biografia autore

Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter (UK)

Professor of History, Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies, University of Exeter (UK).

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