The Politization of History and the Negev Bedouin Land Claims: A Review Essay on Indigenous (In)justice
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Abstract:

In recent years the study of the Negev Bedouin land claims has become a specialty of a small group of dedicated scholars. The aim of their research is to provide evidence that supports the notion that the Bedouin are an indigenous population whose rights were confirmed in the British and Mandatory period and therefore should be recognized by the State of Israel. The edited volume Indigenous (In)justice presents a case study of how research on this issue has selectively martialed historical sources to aid a contemporary political-geographical issue affecting a minority community.