Palestine

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560974321

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 285

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Uses a comic book format to shed light on the complex and emotionally-charged situation of Palestinian Arabs, exploring the lives of Israeli soldiers, Palestinian refugees, and children in the Occupied Territories.

A History of Palestine

From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel

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Author: Gudrun Krämer,Graham Harman

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691150079

Category: History

Page: 376

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It is impossible to understand Palestine today without a careful reading of its distant and recent past. But until now there has been no single volume in English that tells the history of the events--from the Ottoman Empire to the mid-twentieth century--that shaped modern Palestine. The first book of its kind, A History of Palestine offers a richly detailed interpretation of this critical region's evolution. Starting with the prebiblical and biblical roots of Palestine, noted historian Gudrun Krämer examines the meanings ascribed to the land in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Paying special attention to social and economic factors, she examines the gradual transformation of Palestine, following the history of the region through the Egyptian occupation of the mid-nineteenth century, the Ottoman reform era, and the British Mandate up to the founding of Israel in 1948. Focusing on the interactions of Arabs and Jews, A History of Palestine tells how these connections affected the cultural and political evolution of each community and Palestine as a whole.

Palestine

A Photographic Journey

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Author: George Baramki Azar

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520075443

Category: History

Page: 125

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An unforgettable photographic journal of the "shadows" of the Arab world--at turns invisible, unknown, and threatening to some--this work gathers images of the Palestinians during the first few months of 1988 when the intifada was beginning to gain momentum. We have come to visually associate the terms "intifada" and "Palestinian" solely with images of young men wrapped in kafiyyehs hurling rocks at Israeli soldiers. The photos gathered here are different. They grant us the rare opportunity to see facets of the Palestinians not portrayed in the popular media: the beauty of the land, the life of the sheepherders, the joy of the children, the quiet defiance of the elders, the dignity they all salvage. From 1981 to 1987 George Azar chronicled the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the destruction of the U.S. Marine compound, the civil insurrection in West Beirut, the Iran-Iraq War and the interfactional war among the Palestinians in North Lebanon. He saw gun battles and deaths so numerous that his memory of them has become a blur. Leaving the horror of Beirut, Damour, and Tripoli behind, he resisted the thought of going back. But in early January 1988, news reports showed the people of the refugee camps, the villages, and the towns in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip taking to the streets. He returned to the occupied territories later that month and began taking these pictures. This book bears witness to Palestinian lives and by doing so gives the Other a human face. The texts that accompany the photographs are taken from eyewitness testimonies, open letters, news clippings, interviews, and Arabic poetry. An introductory essay by Ann M. Lesch describes the genesis of the intifada movement and its interactions with the Israeli government. Despite death, deportation, and the destruction of their homes, the Palestinians remain steadfast, convinced that one day the horror of military occupation will end and they will be able to live once again. This work is a testament to that conviction.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

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Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1851685553

Category: History

Page: 320

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Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint. Denied for almost six decades, had it happened today it could only have been called "ethnic cleansing". Decisively debunking the myth that the Palestinian population left of their own accord in the course of this war, Ilan Pappe offers impressive archival evidence to demonstrate that, from its very inception, a central plank in Israel’s founding ideology was the forcible removal of the indigenous population. Indispensable for anyone interested in the current crisis in the Middle East.

Letters from Palestine

Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence

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Author: Kenneth Ring,Ghassan Abdullah

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604944161

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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Many books have dealt with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the Israeli perspective. However, few reflect the Palestinian point of view. "Letters from Palestine" offers an American audience a rare opportunity to listen to actual Palestinian people as they describe what it is like to live in the occupied territories of the West Bank or Gaza, or to grow up as a Palestinian in the U.S. Their accounts are lively, poignant, searing, and tragic, yet often laced with touches of surreal humor. By showing Palestinians in all their humanity, "Letters from Palestine" enables American readers to see beyond the usual stereotypes. About the Authors Kenneth Ring, PhD, is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut. He has published five other books. "Letters from Palestine" is his first book on Palestinian issues, though he has written articles about contemporary events in Palestine. Ghassan Abdullah studied mathematics and computing in England and lived in Syria, Lebanon, Italy, and Jordan before moving to Palestine in 1994. He worked at Birzeit University for nearly a decade. Ghassan is currently active in several Palestinian civil society NGOs concerned with heritage, human rights, development, and the arts. Endorsements "The letters in this book will break your heart and they will make you laugh. I am excited to invite others to learn from them as I have. It is my hope that these Palestinian voices will inspire you, as they have inspired me, to believe that a peaceful and just future in Palestine is not only essential, but indeed possible."--Anna Baltzer, author of "Witness in Palestine" "[A] powerful testimony to collective heartbreak and pain, but also a story of continued Palestinian determination and the endurance of their quest for justice."--Kathy Christison, author of "Palestine in Pieces" ""Letters from Palestine" is searching and powerful, remarkable and daring. It's a serious attempt at understanding what the media has missed, deliberately or otherwise, for many years. It must be read and recounted for years to come."--Ramzy Baroud, author of "My Father Was a Freedom Fighter"

Palestine

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Author: Sarah Irving

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 1841623679

Category: Travel

Page: 328

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The only practical guide to traveling in Palestine and Palestinian communities in Israel.

A Wall in Palestine

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Author: René Backmann

Publisher: Picador

ISBN: 9781429953702

Category: History

Page: 272

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The West Bank Barrier is expected to be completed in 2010. Declared illegal by the United Nations International Court of Justice, this network of concrete walls, trenches, and barbed-wire fences could permanently redraw one of the most disputed property lines in the Middle East--the Green Line that separates Israel and the West Bank. To Israel the "security fence" is intended to keep Palestinian terrorists from entering its territory. But to Palestinians the "apartheid wall" that sliced through orchards and houses, and cuts off family members from one another, is a land grab. In this comprehensive book, Backmann not only addresses the barrier's impact on ordinary citizens, but how it will shape the future of the Middle East. Though it promises security to an Israeli population weary of terrorism, it also is responsible for the widespread destruction of Palestinian homes and farmland; with its Byzantine checkpoint regulations, it has also severely crippled the Palestinian economy; and, most urgent, the barrier often deviates from the Green Line, appropriating thousands of acres of land, effectively redrawing the boundary between the West Bank and Israel. Backmann interviews Israeli policy makers, politicians, and military personnel, as well as Palestinians living throughout the West Bank, telling the stories not only of the barrier's architects, but also of those who must reckon with it on a day-to-day basis on the ground. With bold, brilliant, and often impassioned reportage, A Wall in Palestine renders the West Bank Barrier--its purpose, its efficacy, its consequences--as no book before.

Palestine

The Prize and Price of Zion

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Author: Kenneth Cragg

Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 237

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In May 1998 the Israeli people will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the promulgation in West Jerusalem of the State of Israel. Also the year 2000, as well as being a Christian anniversary, is being treated as the 3000th anniversary of King David's building of the temple in Jerusalem.

Palestine and Israel

The Uprising and Beyond

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Author: David McDowall

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520076532

Category: History

Page: 335

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In this thoroughly researched and highly topical book, David McDowall considers the Palestinian uprising from a historical, social, and political perspective, and carefully reassesses the prospects for a settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Palestine and Israel

A Challenge to Justice

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Author: John B. Quigley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 337

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Palestine, Palestinians and International Law

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Author: Francis Anthony Boyle

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9780932863928

Category: History

Page: 204

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A leading US expert applies the norms and standards of international law to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, addressing Palestinian statehood, the negotiation and failure of the Oslo Accords, the status of Jerusalem, the Al Aqsa Intifada, the right of return, human rights violations, war crimes, crimes against humanity, terrorism (both state and suicide bombings), the current divest-from-Israel campaign and the US war against Iraq. Francis Boyle is regularly interviewed by media all over the world. In recent months, he has been interviewed by the Christian Science Monitor, Time, USA Today, the Washington Post, and Al Jazeera, among others. He is a frequent commentator on NPR, his articles appear regularly in a wide range of online publications, notably the website Counterpunch, and he is often interviewed on radio and television.

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

One Hundred Years of War

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Author: James L. Gelvin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107470773

Category: History

Page: 304

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Now entering its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account of the conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, offers a compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. Newly updated to take into account the effects of the 2010–11 Arab uprisings on the conflict and the recognition of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations, the book traces the struggle from the emergence of nationalism among the Jews of Europe and the Arab inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine through the present, exploring the external pressures and internal logic that have propelled it. Placing events in Palestine within the framework of global history, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction, and official documentation into its narrative.

Side by Side

Parallel Histories of Israel-Palestine

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Author: Sāmī ʻAbd al-Razzāq ʻAdwān,Peace Research Institute in the Middle East

Publisher: The New Press

ISBN: 1595586830

Category: History

Page: 398

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This is a dual narrative of Israeli and Palestinian history, where readers can track each against the other, noting both where they differ as well as where they correspond. This format reveals surprising juxtapositions and allows readers to consider and process the very different viewpoints and logic of each side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Palestine, a Twice-Promised Land

The British, the Arabs & Zionism : 1915-1920

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Author: Isaiah Friedman

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830447

Category: History

Page: 411

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In this book, Isaiah Friedman examines one of the most complex problems that bedeviled Middle East politics in the interwar period, one that still remains controversial. The prevailing view is that during World War I the British government made conflicting commitments to the Arabs, to the French, and to the Jews. Through a rigorous examination of the documentary evidence, Friedman demolishes the myth that Palestine was a "twice-promised land" and shows that the charges of fraudulence and deception leveled against the British are groundless. Central to Arab claims on Palestine was a letter dated 24 October 1915, from Sir Henry McMahon, the British High Commissioner in Egypt, to King Hussein, the Sharif of Mecca, pledging Arab independence. Friedman shows that this letter was conditional on a general Arab uprising against the Turks. Predicated on reciprocal action, the letter committed the British to recognize and uphold Arab independence in the areas of the Fertile Crescent once it was liberated by the Arabs themselves. As all evidence shows, few tribes rebelled against the Turks. The Arabs in Palestine, Syria, and Mesopotamia fought for the Ottoman Empire against the British. In addition to its non-binding nature, McMahon's letter has been misinterpreted with respect to the territories it covers. Friedman's archival discovery of the Arabic version actually read by Hussein indisputably shows that Palestine was not included in the British pledge. Indeed, Hussein welcomed the return of the Jews just as his son Emir Feisal believed that Arab-Jewish cooperation would be a means to build Arab independence without the interference of the European powers. Myth-shattering and meticulously documented, Palestine: A Twice-Promised Land? is revisionist history in the truest sense of the word.

Live from Palestine

International and Palestinian Direct Action Against the Israeli Occupation

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Author: Nancy Stohlman,Laurieann Aladin

Publisher: South End Press

ISBN: 9780896086951

Category: History

Page: 223

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The only book presenting the new international movement to end the occupation in Palestine.

The Israel/Palestine Question

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Author: Ilan Pappé

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415169488

Category: History

Page: 278

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Drawing on debates from the last two decades, and including a new sections on women's history in the region and new articles on minorities and land ownership, this book presents the most recent developments in the Arab-Israeli conflict and a reassessment of Israel's past.

One Palestine, Complete

Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate

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Author: Tom Segev

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1466843500

Category: History

Page: 592

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A panoramic and provocative history of life in Palestine during the three strife-torn but romantic decades when Britain ruled and the seeds of today's conflicts were sown Tom Segev's acclaimed works, 1949 and The Seventh Million, overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now Segev explores the dramatic period before the creation of the state, when Britain ruled over "one Palestine, complete" (as noted in the receipt signed by the High Commissioner) and when its promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials, Segev reconstructs a tumultuous era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces the legendary figures--General Allenby, Lawrence of Arabia, David Ben-Gurion--as well as an array of pioneers, secret agents, diplomats, and fanatics. He tracks the steady advance of Jews and Arabs toward confrontation and with his hallmark originality puts forward a radical new argument: that the British, far from being pro-Arab, as commonly thought, consistently favored the Zionist position, and did so out of the mistaken--and anti-Semitic belief that Jews turned the wheels of history. Rich in unforgettable characters, sensitive to all perspectives, One Palestine, Complete brilliantly depicts the decline of an empire, the birth of one nation, and the tragedy of another.

Israel / Palestine

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Author: Alan Dowty

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745656110

Category: History

Page: 280

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What explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Of all the "hot spots" in the world today, the apparently endless clash between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East seems unique in its longevity and resistance to resolution. Is this conflict really different from other ethnic and nationalist confrontations, and if so, in what way? In this fully revised and updated third edition of his highly respected introductory text, Alan Dowty demystifies the conflict by putting it in broad historical perspective, identifying its roots, and tracing its evolution up to the current impasse. His account offers a clear analytic framework for understanding transformations over time, and in doing so, punctures the myths of an "age-old" conflict with an unbridgeable gap between the two sides. Rather than simply reciting historical detail, this book presents a clear overview that serves as a road map through the thicket of conflicting claims. This newly expanded edition updates the analysis to include the latest developments, and also integrates into the analysis a fuller account of the regional and international context of the conflict. In this account the opposed perspectives of the two sides are presented in full, leaving readers to make their own evaluations of the issues. The book thus expresses fairly and objectively the concerns, hopes, fears, and passions of both sides, making it clear why this conflict is waged with such vehemence -- and why, for all that, there are some grounds for optimism.

Israel and Palestine

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Author: Paul Mason

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761431817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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This volume discusses the highlights of the Israel and Palestine conflict.