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  5. American Friends Service Committee, When the Rain Returns: Toward Justice and Reconciliation in Palestine and Israel. AFSC: 2004.
  6. Ateek, Naim Challenging Empire: God, Faithfulness, and Resistance, Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2012 
  7. Ateek, Naim Stifan, Justice and Only Justice: A Palestinian Theology of Liberation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2002.
  8. Ateek, Naim Stifan, A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009.
  9. Ateek, Naim Stifan, A Palestinian Theology of Liberation: The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017.
  10. Ateek, Naim, Cedar Duaybis and Tina Whitehead, eds., The Bible and the Palestine Israel Conflict. Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2009.
  11. Ateek, Naim, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin, Challenging Christian Zionism: Theology, Politics and the Israel-Palestine Conflict. Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2005.
  12. Ateek, Naim, Cedar Duaybis and Maurine Tobin, The Forgotten Faithful: A Window into the Life and Witness of Christians in the Holy Land. Jerusalem: Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, 2007.
  13. Awad, Alex, Palestinian Memories: The Story of a Palestinian Mother and Her People. Bethlehem: Bethlehem Bible College, 2008.
  14. Baltzer, Anna, Witness in Palestine: Journal of a Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006.
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  36. Cook, Jonathan, Disappearing Palestine: Israel’s Experiments in Human Despair. London: Zed Books, 2008. 
  37. Cook, Jonathan, Israel and the Clash of Civilizations: Iraq, Iran, and the Plan to Remake the Middle East. London: Pluto Press, 2008
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Bibliographies for Chapters 4.2 & 4.4


Bibliographies for J. Getzoff articles

Chapter 4.2 - Settler Colonialism in the Naqab/Negev

Joseph Getzoff

  • Amara, Ahmad. “Beyond Stereotypes of Bedouins as ‘Nomads’ and ‘Savages’: Rethinking the Bedouin in Ottoman Southern Palestine, 1875-1900.” Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, 15(1): 59-77, 2016.
  • Amara, Ahmad, Ismael Abu-Saad, and Oren Yiftachel. Indigenous (In)Justice: Human Rights Law and Bedouin Arabs in the Naqab/Negev. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012.
  • Ben Lynfield and Eliyahu Kamisher,. “Erdan Under Fire as Reports Say Incident in Umm al-Hiran Was Not a Terror Attack,” Jerusalem Post, Feb 22, 2017
  • Mansour Nasasra, “The Ongoing Judaisation of the Naqab and the Struggle for Recognising the Indigenous Rights of the Arab Bedouin People,” Settler Colonial Studies, 2:1. 81-107, 2012.
  • “Negotiation” Under Fire: House Demolitions as a Central Tool of Dispossession and Concentration of the Bedouin Community in the Negev/Naqab, Negev Coexistence Forum for Civil Equality, July 2017.
  • Discrimination in Numbers—Collection of Statistical Data – the Bedouin Community in the Negev/Naqab January 2017.
  • Enforcing Distress: House Demolition Policy in the Bedouin Community in the Negev, June 2016.
  • Segregated Spaces: The Spatial Discrimination Policies Among Jewish and Arab Citizens in the Negev-Naqab, March 2016.
  • Robinson, Shira, Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel’s Liberal Settler State, Stanford University Press, 2013.
  • Swirski, Shlomo and Yael Hasson, Invisible Citizens, Beersheva Center for Bedouin Studies and Development, 2006.
  • Yiftachel, Oren, Ethnocracy, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.

Chapter 4.4 - State Planning by Design: Judaization in Israel/Palestine

by Joseph Getzoff

  • “Outline Planning for Arab Localities in Israel: Summary,” Planners for Human Rights & Arab Center for Alternative Planning, Planners for Human Rights & Arab Center for Alternative Planning, Bimkom, 2012.
  • Karmi-Kohn, Sharon, “Violations of Civil and Political Rights in the Realm of Planning and Building in Israel and the Occupied Territories: Shadow Report.” Planners for Human Rights. Bimkom, 2014.
  • Iraqi, Amjad, “The Tragic Resilience of Israel’s Unrecognized Arabs,” +972 Magazine, Mar 30, 2016.  
  • Jabareen, Yosef, "Controlling Land and Demography in Israel: The Obsession with Territorial and Geographic Dominance." In Rouhana, Nadim N. ed., Israel and Its Palestinian Citizens: Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State, 238-265, 2017.
  • Khamaisi, Rassem, “Environmental Policies and Spatial Control: The Case of the Arab Localities Development in Israel,” Arab Studies Quarterly, 28:1. 33-54, 2006.
  • Fargeon, Ben, and Rotem, Michal, “Enforcing Distress: House Demolition Policy in the Bedouin Community in the Negev,” Negev Coexistence Forum,. June. 2016.
  • Rotem, Michal, “Segregated Spaces: The Spatial Discrimination Policies Among Jewish and Arab Citizens in the Negev-Naqab,” March 2016.
  • Yiftachel, Oren, Ethnocracy, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.