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Emptied LandsA Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev$
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Alexandre Kedar, Ahmad Amara, and Oren Yiftachel

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9781503603585

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9781503603585.001.0001

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The bedouins as an Indigenous Community

The bedouins as an Indigenous Community

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(p.159) 7 The bedouins as an Indigenous Community
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Emptied Lands
Author(s):

Alexandre Kedar

Ahmad Amara

Oren Yiftachel

Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9781503603585.003.0008

The chapter seeks to answer the question: are the Bedouins an indigenous people? It first addresses the positions of the Israeli state as well as a group of Israeli scholars who deny the indigeneity of the Bedouins and cling to anachronistic concepts and definitions concerning indigeneity. The chapter then demonstrates that contrary to Israel’s position, the Negev Bedouins correspond to current international standard characterizations and experiences of indigenous peoples. It relates to international debates and discussions over the definition of indigenous peoples with special focus on the various transformations of the internally-accepted definition of indigeneity and its application to the Palestinians in general, and the Negev Bedouins in particular.

Keywords:   Indigenous Peoples, Indigeneity, First Nations, Colonialism, Zionism, Tribal Societies, Bedouins, UNDRIP, International Law

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