Discuss the Makdisi book. Specifically, discuss your understanding of the Israeli occupation, how it came about in the context of the creation of the state of Israel and the Israel-Palestine conflict. What was your understand of this conflict/occupation prior to reading this book? How does the account in this book contrast with mainstream and media accounts of this topic in the United States? What are the differences and also the similarities that Palestinians living under Israeli occupation with women banana workers, transnational immigrant workers, the poor in South Africa, the Zapatistas, and so on)? How might you relate this topic more broadly to globalization and resistance? Very importantly, how is this case study of Israeli colonialism linked to the topics we have been covering in this course? Make sure that your discussion is analytical, rather than merely describing the reading, and that it links the reading to the topics of the course.

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