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Israel Has a Jewish ProblemSelf-Determination as Self-Elimination$
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Joyce Dalsheim

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190680251

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190680251.001.0001

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The Jewish Question Again

The Jewish Question Again

(p.161) 6 The Jewish Question Again
Israel Has a Jewish Problem

Joyce Dalsheim

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the persistence of the Jewish Question or Problem in the state that aimed to liberate Jews. For example, many people expected the ultra-Orthodox, or Haredim, to “assimilate” to Israeli culture and become the “new Jews” of the Zionist project. In other places such “progress” that undermines local cultural groups often results in liberal expressions of outrage. But the case of ultra-Orthodox Jews has not produced the same reaction. The ultra-Orthodox are seen as part of the Israeli hegemon in opposition to Palestinian Arabs who are the indigenous under threat of elimination. This chapter again suggests that the definition of indigeneity be expanded beyond geographical ties to include forms of social organization and ways of life that might be threatened. Thus, both Palestinian Arabs and Haredi (and other) Jews are at risk—one facing elimination through Zionist territorial expansion, the other through the forces of Zionist assimilation.

Keywords:   assimilation, settler colonialism, indigenous, genocide, nationalism, citizenship, self-determination, Haredi Jews, ultra-Orthodox Jews, Zionism

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