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Prof. Tzfadia Erez



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Erez Tzfadia is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Sapir College, Israel, where he was the head of the department and an executive board member (2011-2015). Erez is an alumnus of Ben Gurion University (2002), held a Lady Davis Postdoctoral position at the Hebrew University (2003), and was an Israel Institute Visiting Scholar at the Bildner Center at Rutgers University (2015-6). He holds adjunct positions at Ben Gurion University and at the University of Maryland. His studies focus on spatial policy in Israel. He is the coauthor of Rethinking Israeli Space (Routledge, 2011); Israel since 1980 (Cambridge, 2008), and the coeditor of Abandoning State— Surveillancing State: Social Policy in Israel, 1985–2008 (Sapir and Resling, 2010). More details on his research are available at: https://sapir.academia.edu/ErezTzfadia. Erez is the chairperson of the board of directors of BIMKOM – Planners for Planning Rights - an Israeli non-profit, human rights organization (http://bimkom.org/eng).

Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Tzfadia Erez - CV

Areas of Interest

  • Spatial Policy
  • Territory
  • Spatial planning
  • settler-colonialism
  • Periphery
  • Local governance
  • Informality
  • Displacement
  • Development Towns


Hebrew lective year: תשפ


  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) – a research grant. 'Understanding Urban Displacement: Implications for Israeli Cities'. Co-researcher: Yiftachel, O., 2018-2021.
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) – a research grant: 'the socio-spatial dimension in indigenous local governance: the case of |Kseifa, a Bedouin town in Israel', Co-researcher: Meir, A., 2015-2017.
  • Mifal HaPayis research grant on local authorities – Ultra Orthodox Jews in Development Towns, Co-researcher: Lee Cahaner. 2015-2016.
  • Robert Arnow Center for Bedouin Studies – a research grant, 'Land rights of indigenous peoples: The case of the Arab Bedouins in the Negev' (Co-researcher: Batya Roded), 2011.
  • Israel Science Foundation (ISF) – a research grant: 'Gray Urbanization': Informalities and the Israeli Space. Co-researcher: Alfasy, N. Kedar, S. and Yiftachel, O., 2007-2010
  • Ministry of Science (Israel) - a research grant: 'New Farms and Tourist Initiatives in the South: Planning, Social and Ecological Aspects'. Co-researchers: Yiftachel, O. Blumberg, D, Heilig, A. 2005-2008.
  • Ben-Gurion University and Sapir College Joint Foundation for Research in Economics and Social Issues – research grant: 'Interpretative Policy Analysis: Quality model of public participation and its attitudes on relocating military bases in the Negev'. Co-researchers: Levy, Y. and Oren, A., 2006
  • BGU foundation - research grant for young scientists: 'Spaces of Transformation: Politics, Ideology and Interests in Israel’s Spatial Policy', 2004.
  • Ministry of Science (Israel) - research grant: 'The Influence of 'Russian' Immigration on Israel's Development Towns'. Co-researcher: Yiftachel, O. 1999-2002.


Israel Institute Visiting Professor at Rutgers University, NJ (The Allen and Joan Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy) and at The University of Maryland (The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies), 2015-2016.

Minerva, Short-term grant (visiting fellow at: Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies - IMIS, Osnabruck, Germany, Summer 2003).

The Lady Davis Post-Doctoral Fellowship - Hebrew University, October 2002

Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. The Mediterranean Program Summer-School for Outstanding PhD candidates (July 2001).

The Wolf Foundation, Award for outstanding PhD students, January 2001

M. A.: Ben-Gurion University, Graduate scholarship, 1996-1998 (includes two honor scholarships for distinguished students).

Ben-Gurion University, B.A. scholarship for distinguished student, 1993.



PhD Thesis
Immigrants in Peripheral Towns in the Israeli Settler Society: Mizrahim in Development Towns Face Russian Migration (in Hebrew)


(a) Books

1. Tzfadia, E. and Yacobi H. (2011). Rethinking Israeli Space, Routledge.

2. Ben-Porat, G., Levy, Y., Mizrachi, S., Naor. A. and Tzfadia, E. (2008). Israel since 1980, Cambridge University Press.


(b) Editorship of Collective Volumes

1. Tzfadia, E. and Chiodelli, F. (Guest eds.) (2016). “Formal Institutions and the Production of Informal Urban Spaces” (Special Issue), Geography Research Forum, 36

2. Tzfadia, E. and Benjamin, O. (Guest eds. + editorial introduction) (2014). "Public Housing: The Failure and the Fight" (special issue), Social Security, 94 (in Hebrew).

3. Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (Eds.). (2010). Abandoning State – Surveillancing State: Social Policy in Israel, 1985-2008, Sapir and Resling (in Hebrew).

4. Tzfadia, E. (Guest ed. + introduction) (2012). "Center and Periphery" (special issue), Panim, 57 (in Hebrew),

(c) Chapters in edited books

1. Tzfadia E. (2017). “Informal Outposts in the West Bank: Normality in Gray Space”, in: M. Allegra, A. Handel, and E. Maggor (eds.). Normalizing Occupation: The Politics of Everyday Life in the West Bank Settlements, Indiana University Press, pp. 92-111.

2. Yiftachel, O. and Tzfadia, E. (2016). "The Gray Space: The Substance and Implications of Spatial Planning and Development in the Future", In: S. Hasson, O. Kutok, D. Drukman and D. Roter (eds.). Israel 2048: Spatial Development and Planning, Jerusalem: Hebrew University, pp. 159-170 (in Hebrew).

3. Tzfadia, E. and Yacobi, H. (2015). "The Privatization of Space", in: Galnoor, Y., Paz-Fuchs, A. and Zion, N. (eds.). Privatization Policy in Israel: State Responsibility and Boundaries between the Public and the Private, Jerusalem: Van Leer and Hakibutz Hameuhad, pp. 405-440 (in Hebrew).

4. Tzfadia, E. and Yiftachel, O. (2014). "The Gray City of Tomorrow", in: Fenster, T. and Shlomo, O. (eds.). Cities of Tomorrow: Planning, Justice and Sustainability Today? , Tel-Aviv: Hakibbutz Hameuchad, pp. 176-192 (in Hebrew).

5. Tzfadia, E. (2014). "Spatial Policy", in: Levy, Y. and Sarig, E. (eds.). The Local Government: Between the State, the Community and the Market Economy, Raanana: The Open University of Israel, pp. 479-531 (in Hebrew).

6. Tzfadia, E. (2013). "Informality as Control: The Legal Geography of Colonization of the West Bank" in: Chiodelli F., De Carli B., Falletti M., Scavuzzo L. (eds.). Cities to Be Tamed? Spatial Investigations across the Urban South, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 192-214.

7. Tzfadia, E. (2013). "Exception", in: Hatuka, T. and Fenster, T. (eds.). The Planners: Directions in the Israeli Planning Discourse, Tel-Aviv: Resling, pp. 65-75 (in Hebrew).

8. Tzfadia, E. (2012). "Peripheries", in: Handel, A. (ed.). The Political Lexicon of the Social Protest: Israel, (Summer 2011 – ), Hakibbutz Hameuchad – Kav Adom (in Hebrew), pp. 298-308.

9. Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (2010)."The Hyphen between State Abandoning and State Surveillancing", in: Katz, C. and Tzfadia, E. (eds.). Abandoning State – Surveillancing State: Social Policy in Israel, 1985-2008, Sapir and Resling, pp. 9-31 (in Hebrew).

10. Tzfadia, E. (2010). “Manipulating Political Visibility: Russian Immigrants in Urban Context”, In: Rappoport, T. and Lomsky-Feder, E. (eds.). Visibility in Migration: Body, Gaze, Representation, Jerusalem: Van Leer / Hakibbutz Hameuchad, pp. 192-211 (in Hebrew).

11. Tzfadia, E. and Yacobi, H. (2010). “Transparent Walls: Planning, Privatization and Ethnicization in Urban Context”, In: Lehavi, Amnon (ed.). Gated Communities (Law, Society and Culture), Tel-Aviv: The Buchman Faculty of Law, Tel-Aviv University, pp. 469-492 (in Hebrew).

12. Tzfadia, E. (2008). “Are Separated”? Society and Armed Forces in light of Spatial Ideologies and Practices”, In: Gabriel Sheffer, Oren Barak and Amiram Oren (eds.). An Army that Has a State? New Approaches to Civil-Security Relations in Israel, Jerusalem: Carmel, pp. 45-66 (in Hebrew).

13. Tzfadia, E. (2008). “New Settlements in the Metropolis of Beer Sheva: the Involvement of Settlement NGOs”, In: Gradus, Y. and Meiri-Glitzenstein, E. (eds.). Beer Sheva – Metropolis in Making, Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press, pp. 105-123 (in Hebrew).

14. Tzfadia, E. (2007). “Public Policy and Growth of Small Cities: The Experience of Israel’s Development Towns”, In: Ofori-Amoah, B. (Ed.). Beyond the Metropolis: Urban Geography as if Small Cities Mattered, Lanham, MD: University Press of America, pp. 325-342.

15. Tzfadia, E. (2006). “The Israeliness of the Development Towns”, In: Fenster, T. and Yacobi, H. (Eds.). Israeli City or City in Israel? Questions of identity, Meanings and Power, Jerusalem: Van Leer and Hakibutz Hameuhad, pp. 191-215 (in Hebrew).

16. Roded, B. and Tzfadia, E. (2006). "Territoriality", In: Ram, U. and Berkowitz, N. (Eds.). In / Equality, Beer-Sheva: Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 197-203 (in Hebrew).

17. Yiftachel, O. and Tzfadia, E. (2004). “Between Periphery and ‘Third Space’: Identity of Mizrahim in Israel’s Development Towns”, In: Kemp, A., et al. (Eds.). Israelis in Conflict: Hegemonies, identities and Challenges, Sussex Academic Press, pp. 203-235.

18. Tzfadia, E. (2004). “Trapped Sense of Peripheral Place in Frontier Space”, In: Yacobi, H. (Ed.). Constructing a Sense of Place - Architecture and the Zionist Discourse, Burlington: Ashgate, pp. 119-135.

19. Tzfadia, E. and Yiftachel, O. (2004). “State, Space and Property: Immigrants in Israel and Socio-Spatial Stratification”, In: Filc, D. and Ram, U. (Eds.). The Power of Property: The Israeli Society in the Global Age, Jerusalem: Van Leer and Hakibutz Hameuhad Publishing House, pp. 197-221 (in Hebrew).

20. Tzfadia, E. (2002). “The Israeli Space in the Era of Peace: Between National and Economic Forces”, In: Benvenisti, M. (Ed.). The Morning After: The Era of Peace - No Utopia, Jerusalem: Carmel and The Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, pp. 257-322 (in Hebrew).


(d) Peer-reviewed journal articles

1. Yacobi, H. and Tzfadia, E. (2018). Neo-settler colonialism and the reformation of territory: Privatization and nationalization in Israel, Mediterranean Politics, forthcoming.

2. Tzfadia, E. (2016). “The Grey Space of Colonization: A Legal-Geography Analysis of the Outposts”, Theory and Criticism (Teorya u-Bikoret), 47, pp. 133-158.

3. Chiodelli, F. and Tzfadia E. (2016). “The Multifaceted Relation between Formal Institutions and the Production of Informal Urban Spaces” (An Editorial Introduction), Geography Research Forum, 36, pp. 1-14.

4. Roded, B. and Tzfadia, E. (2012). "Recognition of Indigenous People's Land Rights: The Bedouins in Comparatison", Public Sphere, 7, pp. 66-99 (in Hebrew).

5. Tzfadia, E. (2011). "Mixed Cities in Israel: Localities of Contentions", Israel studies Review, 26(1), pp. 153-165.

6. Tzfadia, E., Levy, Y. and Oren, A. (2010). "Symbolic Meanings and the Feasibility of Policy Images: Relocating Military Bases to the Periphery in Israel", Policy Studies Journal, 38 (4), pp. 723-744.

7. Tzfadia, E. (2010). “Militarism and Space in Israel”, Israeli Sociology, 11(2), pp. 337-361 (in Hebrew).

8. Tzfadia, E. (2009). “Immigrant Absorption in Israeli Development Towns”, Idan (special issue on Development Towns), 24, pp. 217-232. (in Hebrew).

9. Yacobi, H. and Tzfadia, E. (2009). “Multiculturalism and the Changing Politics of the Israeli City”, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 41, pp. 289-307.

10. Tzfadia, E. (2009). "Settlement in Israel: A Perspective on Militarism", Van Leer Forum, 11 (special issue: Space of Security: New Approach to the Use of Land (Resources) for Security and Military Needs, Editor: A. Oren), pp. 15-36 (in Hebrew).

11. Tzfadia, E. (2008). “Abusing Multiculturalism: Politics of Recognition and Land Allocation in Israel”, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 26(6), pp. 1115-1130.

12. Tzfadia, E. and Yacobi, H. (2007). "Identity, Migration, and the City: Russian Immigrants in Contested Urban Space in Israel", Urban Geography, 28(5), pp. 436-455.

13. Tzfadia, E. (2007). “Public Policy and Identity Formation: The Experience of Mizrahim in Israel’s Development Towns”, Journal for the Study of Sephardic and Mizrachi Jewry, 1, pp. 57-82 (available at: ).

14. Tzfadia, E. (2007). “Urban Space and Ethno-National Politics: Control and Resistance in Contemporary Writing on the City”, Jama’a: Interdisciplinary Journal for the Study of the Middle East, 16, pp. 131-147 (in Hebrew).

15. Tzfadia, E. and Yacobi, H. (2007). “Multiculturalism, Nationalism and Urban Politics: The Case of Ashdod”, Israeli Sociology, 9(1), pp. 127-148 (in Hebrew).

16. Tzfadia, E. (2006). “The Ethno-class Trajectory of New Neighborhoods in Israel”, GeoJournal, 64(1), pp. 141-151.

17. Tzfadia, E. (2006). “When the Logic of Late Capitalism Meets the Logic of Ethno-nationalism: An exhibition review of “Separation”, Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities, 7(1), pp. 49-54.

18. Tzfadia E. (2006). “Public Housing as Control: Spatial Policy of Settling Immigrants in Israeli Development Towns”, Housing Studies, 21(4), pp. 523–537.

19. Tzfadia, E. (2005). “Academic Discourse on Making New Towns in Israel: Three Approaches in Social Science", Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 23 (4), pp. 475-491.

20. Tzfadia, E. (2005) “Planning Critique and Its Origins in Social Theories: the Case of Israeli Development Towns”, Planning: Journal of the Israeli Association of Planners (a version in Hebrew of “Academic Discourse on Making New Towns in Israel”).

21. Tzfadia, E. (2005). "'Local Autonomy and Immigration: Mayoral Policymaking in Israeli peripheral Towns", Space and Polity, 9 (2), pp. 167-183.

22. Tzfadia, E. (2005). “Privatization and Communality: A Critical Viewpoint on Liberal Discourse on New Housing-Communities in Israel” (a comment on Lehavi), Haifa Law Review (Din U-Dvarim), 2(1), pp. 141-157 (in Hebrew).

23. Tzfadia, E. and Yiftachel, O. (2004). “Between Urban and National: Political Mobilization among Mizrahim in Israel’s ‘Development Towns’”, Cities: the International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning, 21 (1), pp. 41-55.

A translated to Italian:

Tzfadia, E. and Yiftachel, O. (2012). "Tra Scale Urbane e Nazionali: La Mobilitazione Politica dei Mizrachi Nelle Development Town Israeliane", In: S. Sinigaglia (ed.). Ebrei Arabi: Terzo Imcomodo? Zambon Editore, pp. 306-346.

24. Yacobi, H. and Tzfadia, E. (2004). "On the Construction of Territorial Identity: Nationalism and Space among Immigrants in Lod", Theory and Criticism, 24, pp. 45-71 (in Hebrew).

25. Tzfadia, E., Yacobi, H. and Yiftachel, O. (2002). “The Shifting Sands of Urban Politics, Planning and Identities”, Geopolitics, 7 (3), pp. 183-194.

26. Tzfadia, E. (2002). “Between Nation and Place: Localism in Israeli Development Towns Confronts Russian Immigration”, Studies in the Geography of Israel, 16, pp. 97-122 (in Hebrew).

27. Tzfadia, E. and Yiftachel, O. (2001). “Political Mobilization in the Israeli Development Towns”, Politika, 7, pp. 79-96 (in Hebrew).

28. Tzfadia, E. (2001). “Competition on Political Resources: The Development Towns’ Municipal Elections”, Horizons in Geography, 53, pp. 59-70 (in Hebrew).

29. Tzfadia, E. (2000). “Immigrant Dispersal in Settler Societies: Mizrahim and Russians in Israel under the Press of Hegemony”, Geography Research Forum, 20, pp. 52-69.


(e) Unrefereed Professional Articles

1. Yiftachel, O. and Tzfadia, E. (2013). "Grey Space and the Israeli City", Panim, 64, pp. 95-105 (in Hebrew).

2. Tzfadia, E. (2012). "The Politics of Protest between Two Summers", Panim, 58, pp. 38-46 (in Hebrew).

3. Yiftachel, O. and Tzfadia, E. (2008). "Frontieriphery: the Development Towns and the Mizrahi Place", Block, 6, pp. 40-46 (in Hebrew).

4. Tzfadia, E., Oren, A. and Levy, Y. (2008). “The IDF Goes South: Between Zionism and the Free Market”, Mifne, 56-57, pp. 14-19.

5. Tzfadia, E. (2008). “The Urban Community”, in: Barnir, S., Darel-Fossfeld, T. and Moria-Klain, Y. (curators). Hosting 2008: Bat-Yam International Biennale of Landscape Urbanism (Catalogue), pp. 212-217.

6. Tzfadia, E. (2007). “Design in Parallel Lines: On Globalization Processes and Identity”, Vitrina, 1, pp. 11-21.

7. Tzfadia, E. (2006). “Municipal Borders and the Provision of Cultural and Material Justice: New Direction for Local Government in Israel”, in: Razin, E. (ed.). Redistibuting Municipal Revenues: Financial Measures and Territorial Modifications, Tel-Aviv University and The Floersheimer Institute for Policy Studies, pp. 33-39.

8. Tzfadia, E. (2005). “Conquest of the Land: Settlement Project in the State of Israel”, In: Feldstein, A. (ed.). Hagidu “Ken” Lazaken: Dialogue with the Pioneering Spirit, The Ben-Gurion Heritage Institute, Keter and Ministry of Defense, pp. 46-47.

9. Yiftachel, O. and Tzfadia, E. (2000). “Trapped Men”, Panim, 13, pp. 44-59 (in Hebrew).

*** I have published 27 op-ed articles in daily newspapers since 2002.

(f) Book Reviews in Journals

1. Bar-On, S. (2013). Weaving Community, Jerusalem: Magnes Press, The Hebrew University. Reviewed at: Israeli Sociology, 17(1), (2015), pp. 176-179 (in Hebrew).

2. Yaron, H. (2010). Zionist Arabesques, Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press. Reviewed at: Israeli Sociology, 14(2), 2013, pp. 429-431 (in Hebrew).

3. Porat, C. (2009). The Negev: Transformation fro a Desert Frontier to a Metropolis, Sede Boqer: The Ben-Gurion Research Institute (in Hebrew). Reviewed at: Ofakim BeGeographia, 76, 2011, pp. 174-175 (in Hebrew).

4. Noach, H. (2009). The Existent and Non-Existent Villages, Haifa: Pardes (in Hebrew). Reviewed at: Social Security, 84, 2010, pp. 164-165 (in Hebrew).

5. Barnett, C. and Low, M. (eds.) (2004). Spaces of Democracy: Geographical Perspectives on Citizenship, Participation and Representation, London: Sage. Reviewed at: Geography Research Forum, 26, 2006, pp. 165-167.

6. Nitzan, J. and Bichler, S. (2002). The Global Political Economy of Israel, London: Pluto Press. Reviewed at: Antipode, 36(1), 2004, pp. 170-173.


(g) Op-Eds and Blogs (selected)

Privatising Zionism (The Guardian)

לחיות, לחקור ולהביט על המרחב מהפריפריה

שלג וההפרטה של המרחב הציבורי

מחאה עירונית בחסות התאגידים

לא רק עמונה: כך תמשיכו את תנופת ההתנחלות

בדרך לקניון עצרנו בקלפי

המשבר הפיננסי הוא הזדמנות להשקעה בפריפריה

הרס כפרים שלמים - מדיניות ישראלית חדשה

ההבדל בין חוות בודדים לכפר לא מוכר

ייהוד הנגב

מי מוציא דיבת הארץ רעה

איך שטייניץ דואג לפריפריה

ציונות בהפרטה

לא רק בסוכות גרים בדיור ארעי כל השנה

בין הריסות בתים לחוות יחידים

האדמה שייכת לכולם

האם אכן פשטנו את המדים

הקיבוצים יקבלו פירורים

לא למדו ובטח לא הפנימו את לקחי הול"ל

מי מפנטז על מרד בדווי בנגב

עניים ומופגזים

תיקון חלקי לאי צדק

חוקי או לא? הגבול הדק במרחב האזרחי האפור

יש"ע זה לא כאן

הפרטה מרחבית מואצת וסלקטיבית (במקום)

נראה אתכם עוברים ועדת קבלה

ככה לא בונים חברה משותפת

תוכנית המתאר החדשה של ג'סר א-זרקא: כך מנשלת מדינת ישראל את הערבים מאדמותיהם

מי ירוויח מהאסון

המזרחים מרגישים שגנבו להם את עיירות הפיתוח

מזרחים ועולים - המזון של ש"ס בפריפריה



(a) Presentation of Papers at Conferences and Workshops (selected presentations)

“Haredi communities in Development Towns: Identity in a ‘Non-foreign’ Place”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Ben-Gurion University, December 2017 (in Hebrew).

“Gray Governance – the settler-colonial version: Displacement and the territorial logic of power in the OPT”, Space and Time in Israel-Palestine (workshop), Providence (RI): Brown University, November 17-19, 2017.

“Two legacies of Balfour declaration: colonialism and the rule of law”, Beyond the Balfour Declaration: Navigating everyday life in contemporary Israel/Palestine, Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Amsterdam, November 09, 2017.

“Grey Governance: Socio-Spatial Dimension in Indigenous Localities”, Local Governance in the New Urban Agenda (The annual conference of the International Geographical Union, Commission on Geography of Governance), Lecce (Italy): University of Salento, October 19-21, 2017.

“IDF in the Negev: Planning and Development between Market Economy, Society and Nation”, Beer-Sheva Convention: from Periphery to Metropolis, Ben Gurion Univ. June 21, 2017.

“Functional informalities? Planning and property rights in Bedouin municipalities: between indigenous customary law and modern state law”, 11th International Conference on Planning, Law, and Property Rights, Hong Kong: The University of Hong Kong, February 20-24, 2017.

“Between State Law and Tribal Law: Indigenous Local Government in a Bedouin Town - Some Preliminary Findings”, The Legal Geography of Indigenous Communities: Negev Bedouins in Comparative Perspectives, Ben Gurion Univ. and Haifa Univ., October 18-20, 2016.

“Writing Effective Public Policy Papers: Professionalization by Community-Campus Partnerships”, 39th Teaching Public Administration Conference: Balancing Theory & Practice in Public Service Professionalization, School of public affair and administration (SPAA), Rutgers University-Newark, May 24 & 25, 2016

“Living Together Separately: Israel's Jewish-Arab City” (public talk), The Ruth and Alvin Rockoff Annual Lecture, Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life, Rutgers University, December 2015.

"Israel's Farming: between nationalism and capitalism", Agricultural Ethos: Body, Land and Territory, Petah-Tikva Museum of Art, May, 2015 (in Hebrew).

"Between Greater London and Greater Tel-Aviv", The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Planners, Ben-Gurion University, February, 2015 (in Hebrew).

"Public Housing" (chair and co-orgenizer), ESPAnet Israel, Ben-Gurion University, February, 2015 (in Hebrew).

"Exception, Citizenship and Justice in Planning", From Control to Co-evolution, AESOP annual congress, University of Utrecht, July, 2014.

"Gray Colonial Space: The Legal Geography of Jewish Settlement in the West Bank", The Settlements in the West Bank (1967-2014): New Perspectives, Tel-Aviv University, June 2014.

"Spatial Policy", Local Democracy: Between the State, Community and Market Economy, Ra'anana: Open University May, 2014 (in Hebrew).

"Exception and Exceptioned: Between Instrumental and Humanist Rationalities", The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Bar-Ilan, December 2013 (in Hebrew).

"Spatializing the Gender", Bridging Gendered Diversity in a Globalizing World, Ben-Gurion University, December 2013 (in Hebrew).

"Informality as Spatial Policy", Rethinking the Urban: CUI '13 / Contemporary Urban Issues Conference, Istanbul: University of Istanbul, November 2013.

"Exception", The Association of Israeli Planners, Tel-Aviv, February, 2013 (in Hebrew).

"Periphery, War and Neo-Liberalism", Poor in Frontier - War and Peace, Ben-Gurion University, January 2013 (in Hebrew).

"Land Regime and Social Stability in Israel: Between Nationalization and Privatization", Reconsidered Geographies: Territoriality in Israel and Palestine, Freie Universität Berlin, December, 2012.

"Informality as Control", Cities to be tamed?, Politecnico di Milano, November 2012 (Keynote and opening lecture).

"The Politics of Recognition and Land Allocation in Israel", Competing Histories and Conflicted Space (International Conference), University Of Haifa, October 2012.

"Between The Just City and nationalism: Peripheries in Israel's Social Protest", The Right to the City, the Right to the State: Claims of Social Justice in War and Peace, Nicosia, Cyprus, September 2012.

"The Gray Dwelling Space", The New Family and the Apartment: Housing and Cultural Diversity, Risho-LeZion, College of management, July, 2012 (in Hebrew).

"Nomospheric Colonization: The Legal Geography of Israel's Settlement in the OPT", Association of American Geographers, Annual Meeting, NY, February, 2012.

”Spatial Justice", The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Tel Aviv, December 2011 (in Hebrew).

"Grey space in hierarchical citizenship", International Political Science Association, Annual Colloquium (RC-14, Politics and Ethnicity), Raanana: Open Univ. September, 2011.

"Suspending the Law: Ethno-Nationalism, Colonialism and Informal Outposts in the West Bank", IGU Commission on Political Geography, Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University, July, 2010.

"Peripheries under Neoliberalism: Policy, Modernism and Contested Identities", Contested identities, contested cultures and contested rights. Change and challenges in the Northern European periphery, Tromso, Norway, September, 2009.

"Privatization of Space in Current Policy", State Responsibility and the Limits of Privatization, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, June 2009 (in Hebrew).

"Frontieriphery: Identity, Class and the Mizrahi Place". Between Baghdad and Ramat-Gan, Iraqi Jews in Israel, Sede-Boker, June 2009 (in Hebrew).

"The Symbolic Meanings of Relocating Military Bases in Israeli Peripheral Region", The Annual Conference of the Association of Israel Studies, Sapir College, May 2009.

"Gray Space", Third Conference of the "Lexicon for Political Thought" Project, Tel-Aviv University, May 2009.

"Suspending the Law: planning informal settlements in the West Bank", Third Conference of the International Academic Association on Planning, Law and Property Rights, Aalborg, Denmark, February 2009 (http://planninglaw2009.land.aau.dk/doc/planninglaw2009-book-of-abstracts.pdf).

"Between Nationalization and Privatization of Space: Planning Policy and Land Rights", Redefining the Limits of Privatization, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, February 2009 (in Hebrew).

"Gray Outposts", The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Bar-Ilan, December 2008 (in Hebrew).

"Decision Making and the Relocation of IDF Bases in the Negev", Industry-Academia Partnership, Sapir College, May 2008 (in Hebrew).

“Multiculturalism and Ethno-National Logic: The Urban Version”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Beer Sheva, December 2007 (in Hebrew).

Similar paper was presented at: The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Planners, Ashdod, March 2008.

“Moving South: Relocation of Military Bases in the Negev”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Beer Sheva, December 2007 (in Hebrew).

“When the Logic of Ethno-Nationalism Meets Multiculturalism: Strategies of Preserving Territorial Domination in Israel”, Beyond the Nation?: Critical Reflections on Nations and Nationalism in Uncertain Times: Queen’s University Belfast, September 2007.

“The Symbolic Meanings of Relocating Military Bases to the Periphery in Israel”, Interpretation in Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Amsterdam, May 2007.

“Recognition and Land Allocation in Israel: Challenging the Multicultural Model of Development”, Rethinking Development: A Comparative International Perspective, Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University, November 2006.

“The Ethnic Demon, the bottle and the Peripheral Cork: Electoral Patterns in the Development Towns: 1981-2006”, The Israel Political Science Association Meeting, Ra’anana: The Open University, June 2006 (in Hebrew).

“Scale and Power - Rationalism and Post Modernism”, Design in Parallel Lines: Globalization and the Search for Identity, Holon: Holon Institute of Technology, May 2006 (in Hebrew).

“Discourse, Values and Spatial Policy: the Right to Communal Housing” On the Future of another Kind of Politics: ‘Social Darwinism’, Sapir College, March 2006 (in Hebrew).

“Residential Communities and Spatial Policy in Israel” The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Jerusalem, January 2006

(Same paper was presented at: The Annual Conference of the Israeli Association of Planners, Hertzelia, February 2006).

“FSU Immigrants in Israeli Development Towns”, The 14th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July 2005.

“Thinking National, Acting Local: Russians in Urban Politics”, Russians' in Israel and Beyond: The Meanings of Culture in Discourse and Practice, the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Jerusalem, June 2005.

“Maneuvering Political Visibility”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Anthropological Association, Sapir College, May 2005 (in Hebrew).

“New Urban Order? - a response”, Globalization, Unification and European Cities (International workshop), Beer Sheva, May 2005.

"Leveraging Authorities in Land Conflicts: The Passage Ordinance", Haifa Law Review (Din U-Dvarim) Launching Conference, January, 2005.

"Urban Territorial Identity", The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Haifa: December 2004 (in Hebrew).

"The Logic of 'the Bedouin Trouble', Planning and Allocation of Land Resources in the Negev", On the Future of another Kind of Politics, Sapir College, December 2004 (in Hebrew).

"Housing as Control: Spatial Policy of Settling Immigrants in Small-Towns", New Housing Researchers Conference, Cambridge: July 2004.

"Housing Policy and Spatial Control: Exploring National Interests in Periods of Immigration", Adequate and Affordable Housing for All, Toronto: Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto: June 2004.

"'Russian' Territorial Identity in 'Mixed' City and Development Town", Association for Israeli Studies, Jerusalem: June 2004.

"Making Territorial Identity: Nationality and Spatiality among Immigrants in Lod", Association for Israeli Studies, Jerusalem: June 2004, Co-presenter: Yacobi, H.

"Periphery Now: Between Economic Burden and National Resource", The Israeli Association for Regional Science, Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University, June 2004 (in Hebrew).

"Toward Distributional Justice? Interests and Ideological Adjustments in the Lands' Contest", Politics and Law of Land Allocation in Israel, Ben-Gurion University, March 2004 (in Hebrew).

"Politics and Identity in 'Mixed' City", The Israel Political Science Association Meeting, Beer-Sheva: Ben-Gurion University, March 2004 (in Hebrew).

"The Production of Hybrid Landscape in Frontier Region", Cultural Landscapes, Tel Aviv, February 2004, Co-presenter: Yacobi, H. (in Hebrew).

"Conflicted Place: Territorial identity among Immigrants in Lod", 35th Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISS), Beer-Sheva, February 2004, Co-presenter: Yacobi, H. (in Hebrew).

"From Consent to Refusal: Local Leadership Maneuver Immigrant Dispersal in Israel", Development Towns: Fifty Anniversary, Yad Ben-Zvi: January 2004 (in Hebrew).

"The Entrapment of Cities in the Middle East: Mizrahim Protest in Israel’s Development Towns", Cities in the Middle East: History, Representation and Politics (international workshop), Ben-Gurion University, January 2004.

"Territorial Identity of Russian Immigrants in 'Mixed' City and Development Town", Immigration and Identity (workshop), Dead Sea, January 2004 (in Hebrew).

"National Conflict and the Question of Mizrahi-Russian Relations", Israeli Geographical Association, Bar-Ilan: December 2003 (in Hebrew).

“Immigrants or ‘Olim’? a Scale Question”, The 34th Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISS), Beit-Berl, February 2003

“The Season of Ganei Aviv (‘Spring Gardens’)”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Beer-Sheva: December 2002 (in Hebrew). Co-presenter: Yacobi, H.

“National or Local Impacts? Mizrahi–Russian Relations in Different Development Towns”, The Israel Political Science Association Meeting, Tel-Aviv: University of Tel-Aviv, June 2002 (in Hebrew).

“Transformed Sense of Place: The End of Mizrahi Hegemony in Israel’s Development Towns”, ‘Motar’: Landscapes and Environment in Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv University, Faculty of Art, March 2002 (in Hebrew).

“Zionism, Land and Immigrant Absorption in the 1990s”, ‘Dispossession’ or ‘Land Robbery’: Settlement and Property in Land, Sede-Boker: Ben-Gurion Research Center, March 2002 (in Hebrew).

“Development Towns: Mechanism of Spatial Sorting in the Israeli Immigration Regime”, The 33rd Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISA), Haifa: University of Haifa, February 2002 (in Hebrew). Co-presenter: Yiftachel, O.

“Segregation in Peripheral Towns: Immigrants relations in settler societies”, Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers Annual Conference, Belfast: Queen’s University, January 2002.

“Public Housing and Spatial inequality: Immigrants’ Dispersal to Development Towns”, The Annual Conference of the Israeli Geographical Association, Tel-Aviv: December 2001 (in Hebrew).

“The Role of Public Housing in Containing Ethnic Inequality”, Social Inequality and Housing, Tel Aviv: June 2001. Co-presenter: Yiftachel, O.

“Globalizing the Dominant – From the Frontier to Marx and Spencer”, 97th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York: February 2001. Co-presenter: Yacobi, H.

“The Role of Locality in Political Mobility: The Case of Development Towns”, Israeli Geographical Association, Jerusalem: December 2000 (in Hebrew).

“Identity and the Threatened Place: ‘Mizrahim’ and ‘Russians’ in The Development Towns”, Space and Society: Critical Aspects, Tel-Aviv, April 2000 (in Hebrew).

“Political Mobility in the Development Towns: Struggle for Local Domination”, Conference of the Israeli Political Scientists, Jerusalem, April 2000 (in Hebrew). Co-presenter: Yiftachel, O.

“Politics and Identity in the Development Towns: Inter-Generation Differences”, The 31st Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISA), Tel-Aviv, February 2000 (in Hebrew). Co-presenter: Yiftachel, O.

“Changes in the Town: Competition Intensification in Case of Discriminating Immigrants’ Absorption Policy”, Political Landscapes: On the Threshold of 21st Century and Emerging Patterns, Chandigarh: Punjab University, December 1999.

“Identity, Competition and Protest in Peripheral Towns: Ofaqim Absorbs Immigrants”, The Annual Conference of the Israel Geographical Association, Haifa: December 1999 (in Hebrew).

“Immigration and Urban Politics: Immigrants’ Absorption in Ofaqim”, The 30th Conference of the Israeli Sociological Society (ISA), Rishon-Le-Zion: March 1999 (in Hebrew).

“Immigration, Deprivation and Urban Politics: Ofaqim Absorbs New Immigrants”, Cities at the Millennium, London, December 1998.

(b) Seminar Presentations at Universities and Institutions

“Colonization, Culture and the Production of Space in Israel/Palestine”, NICA Masterclass: Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, November 10, 2017.

“Gray Urbanism“, ‘Neoliberalism and the city’ (seminar for early-career researchers at Tel Aviv University, January 9, 2017.

“Gray Urbanism in Israel”, Bildner Center and the Department of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, March, 2016.

“The Ethnic Logic of Space in Israel”. Northeastern University (A joint seminar of the center of Jewish Studies, public policy and Urban Affairs and Middle East studies), Boston, March, 2016.

“Israel’s Spatial Reforms: Values, politics and social structure”, Faculty Engagement Initiative, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York, NY, Feb. 29, 2016.

"'Gray Urbanism': Informality as Control", Politecnico di Milano, PhD program in Spatial Planning & Urban Development, October, 2011.

"Militarism and Space", Department of Geography, Hebrew University Jerusalem, April 2011.

"Grey Urbanism: Informality and the City", Department of Geography, Tel-Aviv University, October 2010.

"Identity, Class and Gated Communities", Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Social Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, June, 2009

"Gray Space", Department of Public Policy and Administration Sapir College, March, 2009

"Militarism and Space in Israel", The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, April, 2008

“Recognition and the Claims for Land Resources”, Department of Geography, Hebrew University Jerusalem, January 2007.

“Ethnicity and Peripherality in the Negev”, College for National Security (Mabal), March, 2006

“Public Policy and Identity Formation among Jews from Moslem Lands in Israel”, The symposium on ‘The Jews of Moslem Lands’, Navon Program for the Study of Sephardic and Oriental Jewry at Florida International University in Miami, February 2006.

“Recognition and the Right for Public Resources: New Residential Patterns in Israel”, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute for Social Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, January 2006.

"Masking Interests: Changing Farmland Use", Department of Public Policy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, March 2004.

“Identity and Protest: Mizrahim in Development Towns Face Russian Immigration”, Department of Geography, Hebrew University Jerusalem, February 2003.

(Same lecture was presented at: the Department of Geography, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, February 2003).

“Place, Space and Identity in Israel’s Development Towns”, Department of Geography, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, June 2002 (Co-presenter: Yiftachel, O.).

“Trapped Identity: The Mizrahi Ethno-Class in Israel Periphery”, Department of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, May 2001.

“New Towns Formation: The Israeli Development Town”, School of Architecture, Tel Aviv University, June 1999.