Emory International Law Review


Ilan Saban


This Article analyzes the main ways in which Israeli law was involved in the lives of Israel's Arab-Palestinian minority in the first thirty years of Israeli statehood'from its establishment in 1948 until the period soon after the first Land Day in 1976. This is a detailed and complex story, which requires a theoretical or analytical key to cut through the complexity and sort out the abundance of data by relevancy and importance. The potential theoretical contribution of this Article derives from the effort to develop such a theoretical or analytical key, and from an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which law is involved in the intriguing stability of certain exploitive intercommunal relationships.