Mechanisms of Control : The Economic Effects of Israeli Integrationism In Palestine Following The Occupation of 1967
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Free trade is an integral aspect of state building and without it, or the ability to try and work towards it, a nation is subject to be submissive to whatever other entities provide it with monetary relief. Nations cannot be nations by relying on funding from others. An independent and functioning economy must be created so that a self-sufficient state arises from the ashes and becomes a contributing member of world markets. Globalization has created this precedent for centuries, but it has become more evident as modernization has progressed. Without globalization through Ricardian free trade, Palestine had no ability to become such a member of world markets. Since 1967 Israel clearly set forth the precedents and requirements for her own sovereignty, and the Palestinians viewed these as an inherent intrusion on their very existence. This is not to say that the concerns of a free Palestine held by the Israeli people were not valid, especially consider the aggression she faced before the start of the Six Days War and after. Yet the point remains that once the Palestinian economy's fate was placed into the hands of another nation, they became a displaced people. A state incapable of even controlling their own market fluctuations (or just markets in general) is not a state. The integrationism in Palestine that was fully embarked on by the Israelis post-Occupation ensured that no fiscal traction would be made, and the State was thrown into a purgatory of liberation - patiently waiting for the day that the fate of the economy would truly be in Palestinian hands.