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Healing the Land and the NationMalaria and the Zionist Project in Palestine, 1920-1947$
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Sandra M. Sufian

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226779355

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226779386.001.0001

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Potential Landscape

Potential Landscape

Swamp Drainage Projects and the Politics of Settlement

(p.99) Chapter Three Potential Landscape
Healing the Land and the Nation
University of Chicago Press

This chapter examines the connection between swamp drainage projects in Palestine aimed at malaria control and the politics of settlement, projects which, it explains, not only forged tangible connections between disease, land transformation, and Zionist redemption, but were also semantically bound with nationalist agendas. It suggests that Zionist malaria control efforts were not simply a war against disease, but perhaps more of a campaign to create more room for immigration and settlement, to further the building of a Jewish national home.

Keywords:   swamp drainage projects, malaria control, politics of settlement, Palestine, land transformation, Zionist redemption, immigration

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