Palestinian Youth in Israel: A New Generational Style of Activism?

Mohammad Massalha, Ilana Kaufman, Gal Levy

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A novel form of political action is being carried out within the Palestinian-Arab society in Israel by young activists. This paper delineates the new development, which we argue have come out of the solidification of a new generational unit, acting in its unique political style. The novelty is reflected mainly in its direct mode of political action, in the scope of its actions and mode of organization, which is distancing itself from mainstream political party activity. We suggest that this generation's style was shaped by their conception of the context being colonial, by their social positioning, as well as by the neoliberal era of individualism.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationProtests and Generations
Subtitle of host publicationLegacies and Emergences in the Middle East, North Africa and the Mediterranean
EditorsMark Muhannad Ayyash, Ratiba Hadj-Moussa
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-04-34451-8
ISBN (Print)978-90-04-33815-9, 978-90-04-44698-4
StatePublished - 2017

Publication series

NameYouth in a Globalizing World
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
ISSN (Print)2212-9383


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