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What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters

Udi Aloni


In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestinian people, this book confronts the core issues of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. Its bold question: Will a new generation of Israelis and Palestinians dare to walk together toward a joint Israel–Palestine? Through a collage of meditation, interview, diary, and essay, this text presents a personal, intellectual, and altogether provocative account rich with the insights of philosophy and critical theory. It ultimately foresees the emergence of a binational Israeli–Palestinian state, incorporating the work of Wa ... More

Keywords: peace, justice, solidarity, Israeli–Palestinian conflict, critical theory, Walter Benjamin, Edward Said, Jewish theology, Israel, Palestine

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780231157599
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231157599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Udi Aloni, author

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Slavoj Žižek in Ramallah

Merav Yudilovith

1 Theology: “Specters of Binationalism”

2 Body

3 Place: Writings from Occupied Territories

4 Politics: Plea to Jewish Artists

5 Art: Visual Midrash

6 Language: Conversations and Comments

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My Very Short Bibliography: Ontology of Exile

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