Reading Jeff Halper’s ‘War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification’

Global Justice in the 21st Century

[Prefatory Note: The review below was published in the current issue of Journal of the Society for Contemporary Thought and Islamicate World. I am posting it here because I believe that Jeff Halper’s book deserves the widest possible reading. It explains clearly and convincingly one of the deepest and least understood roots of Israel’s diplomatic support throughout the world, which is its role as a niche arms supplier and influential tactical specialist in waging wars against peoples who dare offer resistance to state power as variously deployed against them. The Israeli experience in exerting oppressive control of the Palestinian people provides the foundation of Israel’s international credibility and perceptions of effectiveness in disseminating for economic and political profit its hardware and software associated with managing and suppressing the resistance of popular movements fighting for their rights. The Israel stress on pacification rather than victory exposes the true nature of…

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One thought on “Reading Jeff Halper’s ‘War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification’

  1. Jeff Halper est un bon allié du peuple palestinien. Il est très conscient des enjeux politiques et économiques mondiaux. Il fut également Rapporteur spécial pour les Nations–Unis d’où il a démissionné en raison de leur “complicité” avec les impérialo-sionistes.

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