"openDemocracy" first showcased Weizman's research as ‘Politics of Verticality’ fifteen years ago.

The wide reception of this text led to fresh thinking about colonisation and the system of Israel’s domination of Palestine as well as to new concepts in geography.
In this text Weizman returns to examine these themes, noting how an evolving vertical system of domination has in the past 15 years hardened into a geographically unique structure that he calls Vertical Apartheid, one in which layers, both physical and juridical, create a laminated political system whose dismantling would require a new form of thinking.


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