On April 18, Nahla Abdo's new book, Women in Israel, was launched in Toronto, with a discussion by b.h. yael, Himani Bannerji, Lilian Abou-Tabickh and Amir Hassanpour. Women in Israel provides a fresh, gendered analysis of citizenship in Israel. Working from a framework of Israel as a settler-colonial regime, this important, insightful book presents historical and contemporary comparative approaches to the lives and experiences of Ashkenazi, Mizrahi and Palestinian Arab women citizens. Nahla Abdo shows that no solution to the problems of the region can be found without changing existing racial and gender boundaries to citizenship.
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