POLITICS OF DEMOGRAPHY AND URBAN SPACE IN ‘THE LAND OF PROPHETS’: ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT AND OCCUPATION POLICY (Politik Demografi dan Ruang Bandar di ‘Tanah Nabi’: Konflik dan Polisi Pekerjaan Israel Palestin)

Kensuke YAMAMOTO

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ABSTRACT

This article aims to analyze the present condition of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by focusing on demography and space, in particular the urban space of the sacred cities, and examine the relationship between these two issues in the conflict. Obviously, demography and space are indivisible factors of Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At the national level, it concerns the demarcation between Israel and Palestine, and at the city level, urban space is a tying node of the
politics of demography and space. Particularly, the conflict in the urban space of sacred city, the legitimacy of existence is contended. In such a case, even at the level of representation, demography and space have great deal of importance to decide how the conflict develops. So, demography and space are important both at national and city level, this might be an element to link between the macro and micro level of Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Artikel ini bertujuan untuk menganalisis keadaan semasa konflik Israel-Palestin dengan memberi tumpuan kepada demografi dan ruang, khususnya ruang bandar di bandar suci, dan mengkaji hubungan antara kedua-dua isu dalam konflik tersebut. Jelas sekali, demografi dan ruang adalah faktor terpisah dalam konflik Israel-Palestin. Di peringkat kebangsaan, ia berkaitan dengan sempadan antara Israel dan Palestin, dan di peringkat bandar, ruang bandar adalah nod yang mengikat politik demografi dan ruang. Terutamanya, konflik di ruang bandar di bandar suci, legitimasi kewujudan dipertikaikan. Dalam kes sedemikian, walaupun pada tahap perwakilan, demografi dan ruang mempunyai banyak kepentingan untuk menentukan bagaimana konflik itu berkembang. Oleh itu, demografi dan ruang penting di peringkat kebangsaan dan bandar, ini mungkin menjadi elemen untuk menghubungkan antara tahap makro dan mikro dalam konflik Israel-Palestin.


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