By Dan Rabinowitz
This can be an ethnographic account of the Palestinian electorate of Israel. Dr. Rabinowitz has written broadly at the present political state of affairs in Israel, and the following investigates occasions of friction, clash and cooperation within the new city of Natzerat Illit simply open air Nazareth. utilizing case reviews and biographical debts, the writer presents a big contribution to our knowing of war of words during this zone, deals a strong critique of reflexive anthropology, and unique insights into principles of ethnicity and identification, nationalism and liberalism.
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First came Ze-De, a chocolate factory owned by a Jewish industrialist from Central Europe; then Kitan, a textile factory owned by the Histadrut, Israel's trade union federation, and the Natzerat Illit Motorcar Works, established in the early 1960s. The 1970s saw the transfer to Natzerat Illit of a medium-sized stateowned munitions factory, a branch of Ta 'as, Israel's Military Industries. Such factories, either owned by the government or heavily subsidized by it (as was Ze-De before it was bought out by Elite, Israel's largest sweets conglomerate) are a standard feature of new towns in Israel.
Residence in Natzerat Illit, it must be noted, is attractive for newly-wed Palestinians not only due to the reasonable real-estate prices in the Israeli town. 21 A Palestinian resident of Natzerat Illit once explained his choice of residence in the predominantly Israeli town, contrasting the anonymity he enjoys living in a housing estate in Natzerat Illit with the situation in a similar estate in Nazareth: I would never live in a housing estate in Nazareth. Why, do you think it's fun, every time you go down to your car and start it, to know that twenty pairs of eyes are watching you from twenty windows?
They received new names, those of Hebraic settlements, but left their marks: cactus bushes, stones from disintegrating walls, bricks from ruined houses. . The Israeli public space knows only one collective memory, a castrated memory the sole purpose of which is to push away the sense of exile and alienation. The Jewish Other exorcised the wholly Other, the native, the Other of the place. . History itself will prove . . that if the victim is to forgive he must be acknowledged as the victim.
Overlooking Nazareth: The Ethnography of Exclusion in Galilee by Dan Rabinowitz