What State or Society Has Israel Becom?

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


It seems that the real issue upon which the Israelis are going to deliver their votes, in the parliamentary election of April 2019, is to elect a government to deliver the final blow to the two-states solution: A state of Israel and a state of Palestine living side by side. The parties that have taken upon themselves the task to do that are right and extreme right parties. The new consensus is that the likelihood of a Palestinian state is near impossible. These elections, unlike the previous ones, are a kind of referendum on Likud´s and religious Zionist’s political project: the process of which began in 1967 and continues with confiscation, settlement, and Judaisation of Palestinian lands. This lecture addresses three interrelated issues: religion, politics and Jewishness in the post-liberal age of Israeli political and cultural life. Joshua Sabih is a scholar of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Between 2012-2018 he was an associate professor of Hebrew, Jewish & Israeli Studies at the University of Copenhagen. Now he is a visiting lecturer of the History of the Middle East at Lund University and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Copenhagen. He is the editor of the Journal of Religious Studies Review, and the author of the forthcoming book: Israel, Zionism & the Palestinian Question Under the Gaze of Critique-Double
Period8 May 2019
Held atLund University, Middle East Centre, Sweden
Degree of RecognitionInternational