Author Archives: Rebecca L. Stein

About Rebecca L. Stein

Rebecca L. Stein is associate professor of cultural anthropology at Duke University and author of "Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians and the Political Lives of Tourism" (Duke, 2008).

An all-consuming occupation

On June 6, 2012, the Jerusalem Development Authority launched its fourth annual Jerusalem Festival of Light in the Old City. The tourist festival was arguably a fitting tribute to the 45th anniversary of the occupation. Dating back to 1967, tourism has been a crucial avenue by which Israeli civilians experienced their status as occupiers.

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