War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification
War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification
Pluto Press

War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification

  • Publish Date: 2015-10-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Jeff Halper

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Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli states securocratic war in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. Anthropologist and activist Jeff Halper draws on firsthand research to show the pernicious effects of the subliminal form of unending warfare conducted by Israel, an approach that relies on sustaining fear among the populace, fear that is stoked by suggestions that the enemy is inside the city limits, leaving no place truly safe and justifying the intensification of military action and militarization in everyday life. Eventually, Halper shows, the integration of militarized systemsincluding databases tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems, unmanned drones, and morebecomes seamless with everyday life. And the Occupied Territories, Halper argues, is a veritable laboratory for that approach.

Halper goes on to show how this method of war is rapidly globalizing, as the major capitalist powers and corporations transform militaries, security agencies, and police forces into an effective instrument of global pacification. Simultaneously a deeply researched expos and a clarion call, War Against the People is a bold attempt to shine the light on the daily injustices visited on a civilian population and thus hasten their end.

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