World War Zionism: A Necropolitical Study of the Jews in World War Z, State of Exception, and the Two Stages of Death
Zeina Ali Hasan
Al-Quds University, Deanship of Scientific Research
Background: Critics tackle how zombie literature, in general, portrays refugees, reflecting political anxieties, fears of elimination, and contagion. They also focus on analyzing the depiction of Palestinians in the World War Z’ movie and novel. However, none of the critics address the representation of the intra-ethnic Jewish conflict within the novel. By portraying the Palestinian community as unified with the Israeli one in the New State of Unified Palestine, Max Brooks manages to undermine the socio-political dimensions of the Palestinian struggle as well as the anti-Semite dimensions of Zionism.