Zionist Colonization is Not 'Exceptional': A Marxist Viewpoint

Honig-Parnass, Tikva

Publisher:  The Bullet
Date Written:  04/05/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX21206

The author offers a contrasting position to Moshé Machover's 2016 article, "The decolonization of Palestine"- namely, that Zionist colonization is not unique and that features of Zionism are similar to those of other colonial projects, including apartheid South Africa.


Excerpt: What is especially missing in Machover's perspective is the recognition of the emerging class structure in the Jewish society and the opposed interests of the Jewish embryonic bourgeois and workers regarding the ban on employing Palestinian labourers. Looking into class contradictions within the colonial society itself, reveals similarity between apartheid South Africa and Zionist colonization already before 1948.
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