, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 325–336 | Cite as

Arabs versus Jews in Galilee: Competition for regional resources

  • Falah Ghazi 
Some Geographical Aspects of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict


This paper suggests that the State of Israel is neither pluralistic nor neutral when it comes to the allocation of regional resources between the two groups of its citizenry, Jewish and Arab. The study focuses on the state's N region, Galilee, where the unequal distribution of land, water, and local budgets as regional resources between Jewish and Arab settlements reflects a geography of power along lines of ethnic cleavage. Rather than being a “neutral” agent in resource distribution and allocation, the central government plays a key role in allocatinal policies distinctly skewed in favor of the Jewish population in Galilee, resulting in highly uneven development patterns and other disparities.


Environmental Management Central Government Development Pattern Jewish Population Unequal Distribution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Falah Ghazi 
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  1. 1.Galilee Center for Social ResearchNazarethIsrael

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