The Politics of Planting
Israeli-Palestinian Competition for Control of Land in the Jerusalem Periphery
Shaul Ephraim Cohen has conducted an unprecedented study of planting in the region and the control of land it signifies. In The Politics of Planting, he provides historical background and examines both the politics behind Israel's afforestation policy its consequences. Focusing on the open land surrounding Jerusalem and four Palestinian villages outside the city, this study offers a new perspective on the conflict over land use in a region where planting has become a political tool.
For the valuable data it presents—collected from field work, previously unpublished documents, and interviews—and the insight it provides into this political struggle, this will be an important book for anyone studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
2. Land and Trees in Historical Perspective
3. Afforestation in Palestine from the Turn of the Century through 1948
4. Afforestation as a National Enterprise, 1948-1967
5. Jerusalem Divided; Jerusalem United
6. Land Law, Policy, and Practice in the West Bank
7. Jerusalem's Green Belt
8. The Village of Sur Baher
9. Beit Iksa and Beit Surik
10. The Village of Abu Dis
11. An Overview: The Politics of Planting