Can a minority rule a majority in perpetuity?
Publisher: The Electronic Intifada
Date Written: 07/02/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX22002
A review of "Israel: Democracy or Apartheid State?" by Josh Ruebner. Subjects include the question of one or two states, and whether Israel should be considered democratic or an apartheid state are among numerous topics addressed in the book.
Among other topics are the impact of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, the Balfour Declaration, Israels ongoing ethnic cleansing and denial of basic democratic rights to Palestinians, the failure of the peace process and what lies behind the special relationship between the US and Israel.
Each of these topics is covered in 22 chapters that range in length from one to eight pages. Ruebner's previous book, Shattered Hopes: Obamas Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (2013), demonstrates a much more rigorous and analytical approach to its subject.
The contrast, however, does not detract from the value of this slim, 120-page book, which is full of insights, useful historical information and sidebars for Palestinian rights campaigners.