This week at the blog we started a symposium on Palestine, situating the current escalation of the conflict in its socio-legal context.
George Bisharat discussed the role of vigilantes in settlement and the Israeli government’s ex post legitimation of their ex ante illegal actions.
Darryl Li examined the way Zionism has racialized Judaism to legitimate its settlement project and some consequences for the way property and labor is organized.
More from that symposium next week!
We also featured Jason Jackson’s contribution to the Political Economy, Political Technology conference symposium, examining the use of the “the market” as a tactic for legitimating platform urban platform technologies.