Raz-Krakotzkin, Amnon

Binationalism and the Critique of Zionism

Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Professor of Jewish History at Ben-Gurion University, is one of the most prominent advocates of binationalism  as an intellectual frame to rethink the relationship between Arabs and Jews in Israel/Palestine. His main subjects are Christian-Judaic discourse of the early modern age and the history of Zionism ideas. In 2003/4 Raz-Krakotzkin was a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, and he is a member of the Collegium of “Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe.” His publications include: Exile et Binationalisme (Paris); Orientalism, Jewish Studies and Israeli Society (in Hebrew). And he is the author of „The Censor, the Editor, and the Text: The Catholic Church and the Shaping of the Jewish Canon in the Sixteenth Century“ (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007), for which he received the Zalman Shazar Prize for Jewish History, and „Exil et souveraineté. Judaïsme, sionisme et pensée binationale“ (Paris, 2007).

Di/Visions critically examined ideologies and practices of divisions and borders in the Middle East. It was a joint project of the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the research program Europe in the Middle East – The Middle East in Europe in the year 2008.

„Di/Visions. Culture and Poltics of the Middle East” was edited by Catherine David, Georges Khalil und Bernd Scherer and included a DVD with the conversations (Wallstein Verlag, Göttingen 2009). Since 2015 the edited volume has been available as an open access publication.

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