Word of the Day Yihud: Conversion Not of the Mind, but of the Land

In Hebrew, the verb to Judaize means not to convert someone to Judaism, but rather to entrench Jewish control over territory.

From the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, a consequential process has been revolutionizing the human and natural environment for over a century. Beginning with the first Zionist immigrants and continuing in into the present day, yihud [yi-HOOD], Judaization, is the term used to describe Israel’s official spatial policy.