In his winter 2008 article (“The Last Colonialist: Israel in the Occupied Territories since 1967”), Rafael Rueveny employs the model of colonialism to describe the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and predict its end. His use of the term colonialism is one symptom of an ideological posture insufficiently open to developments that are troubling to his analysis.

This article is a response to “Colonialism or Something Else? A Reply to Ira Sharkansky’s Comment”, an article by Rafael Reuveny.

Ira Sharkansky is a professor emeritus of political science at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
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