עיוורון מרצון? הרהורים על תוכנית האב "ישראל 2020": [מתוך מדור מיוחד: "ישראל 2020" - הזוויות שנשכחו]

Translated title of the contribution: Willful Blindness: Reflections on the “Israel 2020” Master Plan

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The essay offers an analysis of significant 'blind spots' in the national master plan "Israel 2020". The '2020'project created a quantum leap for Israeli planning during the 1990s, by assembling an unprecedented group of academic and professional experts to arrive at a long-term planning vision for the country. The impressive project used cutting edge research, collaboration with civil society and close association with key policymakers. However, despite these advantages, the plan left a series of significant 'black holes' which caused long term damage in the reshaping of the country's space and social relations. The essay highlights three: (a)overlooking the impact of the 'growth above all' scenario on social relations and disparities; (b) overlooking the impact of an exaggerated discourse of land scarcity and rapid densification on the right to housing;(c) systematically ignoring Palestinian space, its characteristics and needs. The blind spots have willfullyoverlooked well developed critical scholarship on these issues which was already available at the time. Thethree blind spots reflect well the constellation of power that positions Israeli spatial planning at the forefrontof a colonial Judaization process which marginalized Palestinians into second and third-class citizens,alongside the diversion the extracted development value to powerful developers, investors and establishedethno-classes. A significant part of the multiple crises engulfing Israelis and Palestinians today can be tracedback to the national vision expressed in 'Israeli 2020' and its 'willful blindness'
Translated title of the contributionWillful Blindness: Reflections on the “Israel 2020” Master Plan
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
Journalתכנון
Volume19
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022

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