War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians and Global Pacification (Paperback)

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Long-awaited, War Against the People is a powerful indictment of the Israeli state's "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 systems--including databases tracking civilian activity, automated targeting systems, unmanned drones, and more--becomes 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 expose 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.

About the Author


Jeff Halper is the head of ICAHD, the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions, and the author of a number of books, including An Israeli in Palestine, also published by Pluto Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780745334301
ISBN-10: 074533430X
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2015
Pages: 296
Language: English