Looking at settlers: Yaakov Herskovitz, ‘ Settlers versus Pioneers: The Deconstruction of the Settler in Assaf Gavron’s The Hilltop’, Shofar, 33, 4, 2015, pp. 173-189
Abstract: This paper engages in a close reading of settlers, settlements, and the portrayal of settler ideology in the novel The Hilltop. This trailblazing novel from 2013, written by Assaf Gavron, foregrounds the image of the settlers in the West Bank and their relationship to the State of Israel. The paper explores this relationship through a discussion of settler ideology and how this set of beliefs comperes to Zionist ideology at large. Thus, the images of the settler and of Zionist pioneers are coupled and reexamined.
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