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Speaker(s): Dr Tilde Rosmer
Recorded on 1 June 2011 at Thai Theatre, New Academic Building
This lecture examines the role of Palestinians citizens of Israel in Israeli politics and their place in a conflict in which they are often caught between the state of their citizenship and the nationality of their people. In addition to looking at tensions between these non-Jewish citizens and the Jewish state and Jewish Israelis, the lecture will examine tensions within this group of Palestinians.
Dr Tilde Rosmer is a Researcher at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at the University of Oslo and a Visiting Fellow at LSE Global Governance. She is currently researching the Islamic Movement in Israel and her PhD dissertation Mizrahiut and the Arab-Jewish Divide: Contemporary Challenges to Israel's Ethnic Boundaries analyses social movements dominated by Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin and Palestinian citizens of Israel.