Title

Raising the Green Banner: Islamist Student Politics in Israel

Source of Publication

Journal of Palestine Studies

Abstract

© 2015 by the Institute for Palestine Studies. All rights reserved. Student activismhas been a route into politics for Israel's Palestinian citizens since the 1970s. Until 2008, secular parties and groupings, whether communist, socialist, or nationalist, dominated Arab student politics in Israel. But in 2008, a student association of the Islamic Movement in Israel won Arab student council elections at the three largest Israeli universities. Based on in-depth interviews with Islamist student activists between 2008 and 2012, the present article traces the Islamic Movement's journey to prominence, examining the student associations' agenda as well as their praxis. In addition to contextualizing Islamist students within the generational analysis of the so-called Stand-Tall Generation, the discussion compares the Islamic Movement's successful mobilization of Palestinian students with the efforts of similar groups elsewhere in the region.

Document Type

Article

First Page

24

Last Page

42

Publication Date

9-1-2015

DOI

10.1525/jps.2015.45.1.24

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Tilde Rosmer, Universitetet i Oslo

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