The Palestinian-Israeli conﬂict remains one of the most contentious political topics in our world today. Although violence has been spewed from both sides, imbalance is demonstrated in power structures used to maintain occupation by the state of Israel. Using the concept of Neoliberalism, this paper seeks to explain the motives behind state political and economic practices that subdue the Palestinian public and control the narrative of its actions. As attributes of neoliberalism such as privatization, wealth inequality, and security are considered acceptable by society, this paper also examines how injustices that exist under these attributes are ignored or denied, and created a prison-like society in the OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territories). By using neoliberalism as a lens for analysis, we seek to better explain how the elaborate system of the occupation was crafted, normalized and continues to operate with little to no interference.
"Occupation: Neoliberalism’s Role in Palestinian Apartheid,"
Locus: The Seton Hall Journal of Undergraduate Research: Vol. 2, Article 3.
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