Voting for Apartheid: The 2009 Israeli elections

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Focusing primarily on Israeli voter attitudes with respect to the Zionist-Palestinian conflict, this paper argues that the results of the 2009 elections highlight the structural entanglement of Israeli politics within a colonialist process of "creeping apartheid" not only in the West Bank but in Israel proper. The elections also demonstrated the continuing relevance of identity and class politics among Israeli voters and the trend among culturally and economically marginalized groups to support the colonialist agendas set mainly by the settlers, the military, and parts of the globalizing economic elites. In parallel, election results among Palestinians in Israel reflect their growing alienation from a political system that structurally excludes them from political influence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-85
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Palestine Studies
Issue number3
StatePublished - 4 Nov 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Sociology and Political Science


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