Rupture and Return: Zionist Discourse and the Study of Arab Jews

  title={Rupture and Return: Zionist Discourse and the Study of Arab Jews},
  author={Ella Shohat},
  journal={Social Text},
  pages={49 - 74}
for the representation of the history and identity of Arab Jews/Mizrahim (that is, Jews from Arab/Muslim regions) vis-à-vis the question of Palestine. In previous publications I suggested some of the historical, political, economic, and discursive links between the question of Palestine and Arab Jews, and argued for a scholarship that investigates the erasure of such links. Here, I will trace some moments in the hegemonic production of an isolationist approach to the study of “Jewish History… 

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