Israeli Settlements in Occupied Arab Lands: Conquest to Colony
The vast areas which Israel occupied in the aftermath of the war against several Arab states in June 1967 still remain almost entirely under its control. Only a tiny portion of the Golan was restored to Syria in 1973, and the partial return of the Egyptian Sinai has been dearly paid for by Egypt's capitulation to the Camp David Agreements, which have neither restored peace to the region nor brought Palestinian rights one step closer to achievement.
Janet Abu-Lughod teaches Urban Sociology at Northwestern University. This paper was prepared for the United Nations Seminar on the Question of Palestine, held August 31 to September 4, 1981, in Havana, Cuba.