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From: Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East


Chapter Eleven focuses on the ideology of the Israeli Settlers. Settler colonialism is a system through which natives are displaced by immigrants. Under this system, the natives are defined as foreigners, or non-persons, without rights to the land on which they live. The immigrants, in contrast, are defined as the true natives, the legitimate possessors of the land. This system prevails under Zionist rule in Palestine, and this chapter explores the history of justification of other colonial settler states.



Stephen Gowans

Stephen Gowans is an independent political analyst whose principal interest is in who influences formulation of foreign policy in the United States. His writings, which appear on his What’s Left blog, have been reproduced widely in online and print media in many languages and have been cited in academic journals and other scholarly works.