The Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Human Geography of the New State: Population and Planning in Israel, 1947-1952,” a one-day conference on the decades preceding the nation and its early years of existence, on Sun., April 28.
New York University’s Taub Center for Israel Studies will host “Human Geography of the New State: Population and Planning in Israel, 1947-1952,” a one-day conference on the decades preceding the nation and its early years of existence, on Sun., April 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at NYU’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, Grand Hall, 238 Thompson Street, 5th Floor [between West 3rd Street and Washington Square South].
The conference will focus on the evolution of Israeli population policy and planning in the period following the UN Partition Resolution, 1947, until the suspension of mass immigration at the end of 1952. Attaining a Jewish majority through immigration, in a viable state with both Jewish and Arab citizens, had long been an objective of the Zionist movement, say the organizers. The conference, they add, will explore the policy debates on how this objective was to be implemented and how the outcome of the Arab-Israeli war in 1947-1949 created a different set of facts on the ground, following the flight and also expulsions of Palestinian communities.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please visit: https://bit.ly/2FR71ye. For more information, please call 212.992.9797 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space limited to availability.
PANEL ONE: Immigration and Planning, 10 a.m.
Gur Alroey, University of Haifa
“This national enterprise cannot be built on compassion and mercy”: The Zionist Policy Migration, 1882-1939
Gil Rubin, Harvard University
Zionism, Demography, and Democracy
Avi Picard, Bar Ilan University
Immigration of North African Jews and the Population of the Israeli periphery in the mid-1950s
PANEL TWO: Demographics, 1 p.m.
Anat Kidron, Ohalo College of Katzrin
Population in Mixed Cities in the Transformation from Yishuv to Statehood: The Case of Haifa
Nimrod Lin, University of Toronto
Demography in Zionist Political Planning
Itamar Radai, New York University
Planning the Future of the Arab Population
PANEL THREE: Post-1948, 3 p.m.
Moshe Naor, University of Haifa
The First Census: November, 1948.
Areej Sabbagh-Khoury, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Arab Population Displacement and Land Issues
Ahmad Amara, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Politics of Bedouin Demography in the Negev
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The Taub Center was established with a gift from the Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation. The gift supports an endowed professorship and two graduate fellowships in Israel Studies, and funds lectures, seminars, scholarly colloquia at the Center, and other special programs for students, faculty, and the community. In addition to offering its own programming, the Taub Center works closely with NYU’s departments to create cross-disciplinary programming, serving to broaden NYU’s offerings in Judaic and Middle Eastern studies. For more, go to http://taub.as.nyu.edu/.