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Neve Gordon's Israel's Occupation is social science at its best. It provides a powerful and convincing structural framework for explaining Israel's changing methods of rule in the Palestinian territories from 1967 and until today. The arguments, insights and supporting evidence are impressive, and the prose is written with a golden pen. This book will change the academic discourse on Israel and its occupation, and I will not be surprised if Gordon's conceptual framework is harnessed to analyze the workings of other occupations, past and present.

Yinon Cohen, Yosef Yerushalmi Professor of Israel and Jewish Studies, Department of Sociology, Columbia University

Covering the four decades since the 1967 war rather than just the current situation, Israel's Occupation offers a unique perspective on the changing dynamics of the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Timothy Mitchell, author of Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity

Interweaving a mountain of documents, reports, and first hand testimonies, Neve Gordon, one of Israel's bravest intellectuals and activists, details and examines the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip as no one has ever before. Under the gaze of Gordon's unparalleled forensic intensity, this history no longer obeys the rhythm of familiar historical political analysis, but instead is inscribed in a complex ensemble of interacting and evolving technologies, tactics, practices and procedures of government and control that allow the ongoing subjugation of the Palestinians in their territories. Gordon's book will no doubt change the perspective from which the history of the occupation is told, and from which resistance to it could be thought.

Eyal Weizman, Director of Centre for Reseach Architecture, Goldsmith College, London and author of Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation