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    Professor Oren Yiftachel

Professor Oren Yiftachel is a political and legal geographer who holds the Hurst Family Chair of Urban studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beersheba. Yiftachel has published widely, using critical perspectives to explore the interface of power, space and identities. His recent book (with Kedar and Amara) "Emptied Lands: the Legal Geography of Bedouins Rights" (Stanford 2018). Yiftachel combines academia and activism, being a founder and leading member of leading civil society and human rights organizations, including Adva, B'tselem (chair 2011-2014) 'the council for unrecognized Bedouin localities', and most recently the Israeli-Palestinian peace movement "A Land for All".