Author: Sarah Irving
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623679
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 9407
The only practical guide to traveling in Palestine and Palestinian communities in Israel.

Israel and Palestine

Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761431817
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 922
This volume discusses the highlights of the Israel and Palestine conflict.

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

One Hundred Years of War
Author: James L. Gelvin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521852890
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 3390
The conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, has lasted over a century and generated more than its share of commentaries and histories. James L. Gelvin's new account of that conflict offers a compelling, accessible and up-to-the-moment introduction for students and general readers. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, when the inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine and the Jews of Eastern Europe began to conceive of themselves as members of national communities, the book traces the evolution and interaction of these communities from their first encounters, through to the present, as well as exploring the external pressures and internal logic that has propelled their conflict. The book, which places events in Palestine within the framework of global history, skilfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction and official documentation into its narrative, and includes photographs, maps and an abundance of supplementary material.

Palestine, Israel and the U.S. Empire

Author: Richard Becker
Publisher: PSL Publications
ISBN: 0984122001
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
Page: 233
View: 3023

Letters from Palestine

Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence
Author: Kenneth Ring,Ghassan Abdullah
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
ISBN: 1604944161
Category: Political Science
Page: 350
View: 8481
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 and Israel

A Challenge to Justice
Author: John Quigley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822310235
Category: History
Page: 337
View: 3100
The dispute over Palestine between the Palestinian Arabs and the Israelis is one of the most volatile and intractable conflicts in the world today. Palestine and Israel examines the history of this battle from the perspective of international law, and it argues that a long-term solution to the conflict must protect legitimate interests to remain viable—an element the author believes has so far been seriously neglected. This extensively documented work details the complex politics and agonizing struggles that have characterized the clash between Jews and Arabs, examining in depth the competing claims to Palestine and the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled. Beginning with the early Zionist settlement in Palestine that rose from the effort by Jews to escape long-standing discrimination in Europe, Qigley investigates the origins of the dispute, including the British occupation of Palestine, the British Mandate, and the involvement of the United Nations. He examines the 1948 War, the establishment of Israel, and explores the legal and political status of Jews there. After a detailed analysis of the 1967 War and Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, he concludes with recommendations for resolving the conflict, including discussions of the responsibility of other states for the persisting injustice, the role of other states in settling the dispute, and steps to a possible solution.


Author: Joe Sacco
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783866158764
Page: 287
View: 4284

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Author: Norman G. Finkelstein
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844427
Category: History
Page: 287
View: 8276
First published in 1995, this polemical study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.

Palestine and Israel

The Uprising and Beyond
Author: David McDowall
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 9781850432890
Category: Intifada, 1987-1993
Page: 330
View: 7078
In this book, David McDowall looks at the recent uprising in a long-term perspective. He examines in detail the historical, social and political background to this important development and asks how it has affected the Arab-Israeli conflict. He discusses the impact of external intervention in the region, the failure of the peace initiatives, the troubled history of Jordan with the Palestinians since 1948 and the problem of the 2 million Palestinian refugees. But he focuses on the experiences of the communities in the front line of the dispute: the Arabs and Jews of the occupied territories and Israel.

Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel

Author: Mark LeVine,Gershon Shafir
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262530
Category: History
Page: 459
View: 9263
"This wonderful volume illuminates the human dimensions of the complex and often painful history of modern Palestine/Israel by vividly relating the life stories of a variety of individuals and exploring how their experiences have been profoundly shaped by the recurrent struggles over this land. It highlights the importance of human agency in shaping history, but also the impact of historical events and processes on individuals' life choices. This book is not only a valuable resource for teaching but is also of great value to anyone interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and in the perspectives and destinies of those who have lived in its shadows."--Zachary Lockman, New York University. "This book is a welcome and essential addition to the extensive literature on the conflict in Israel/Palestine that tends to overlook the individual and their personal experiences. It is through these personal stories that one best appreciates the complex realities of this land. Each of the powerful narratives chosen by the contributors to this valuable volume is like a microcosmos that teaches us about the diverse realities in Israel and Palestine as a whole. This is a refreshing and original contribution to a field of inquiry that is craving for such a novel approach."--Ilan Pappé, author of The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty

The Case for Palestine

An International Law Perspective
Author: John B. Quigley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822335399
Category: History
Page: 344
View: 2613
A history of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians from the perspective of international law that examines the extent to which legitimate interests remain to be fulfilled.


Author: Alan Dowty
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745642438
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 3981
Fully revised and updated, this second edition also includes a new chapter on the so-called 'fourth stage' of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An extensive chronology of events is included at the back of the book.

Palestine and Modern Arab Poetry

Author: Khalid A. Sulaiman
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9780862322380
Category: Arabic poetry
Page: 240
View: 5167


The Bible History of the Holy Land
Author: John Kitto
Publisher: N.A
Category: Jews
Page: N.A
View: 4344

Public Administration in Palestine

Past and Present
Author: Usamah Salim Shahwan
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761826880
Category: History
Page: 121
View: 3643
This work offers a critical analysis of the development of public administration in Palestine during the past 150 years.

The Israel/Palestine Question

Author: Ilan Pappé
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415169488
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 9464
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.

Witness in Palestine

A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories
Author: Anna Baltzer
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
Category: Political Science
Page: 397
View: 9225
Anna Baltzer, a young Jewish American, went to the West Bank to discover the realities of daily life for Palestinians under the occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. She wrote this book to give voice to the stories of the people who welcomed her with open arms as their lives crumbled around them. For five months, Baltzer lived and worked with farmers, Palestinian and Israeli activists, and the families of political prisoners, traveling with them across endless checkpoints and roadblocks to reach hospitals, universities, and olive groves. Baltzer witnessed firsthand the environmental devastation brought on by expanding settlements and outposts and the destruction wrought by Israel's "Security Fence," which separates many families from each other, their communities, their land, and basic human services. What emerges from Baltzer's journal is not a sensationalist tale of suicide bombers and conspiracies, but a compelling and inspiring description of the trials of daily life under the occupation. Read the Setember 8, 2010 interview with Anna Baltzer by noted journalist Christian Avard on the iBrattleboro website here: Avard interview

Behind the Wall

Life, Love, and Struggle in Palestine
Author: Rich Wiles
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597975915
Category: History
Page: 216
View: 7091
Of the approximately seven million Palestinian refugees around the world, more than 650,000 are living in camps along the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Having been forced from their homes, either through violence or the threat of it, those living in these camps, Rich Wiles asserts, suffer greatly from Israeli Army incursions, violence, poverty, and desperation--often even more severely than in the surrounding cities or villages. Although much media attention has been drawn to the area's political climate, the stories of its dispossessed people have gone largely underreported. Having spent much of his time in Palestine since 2003, Wiles offers a glimpse inside the West Bank's refugee camps between 2006 and 2007 through a collection of oral histories, vignettes, and photographic portraits. In these pieces, Wiles recounts conversations with Palestinians of all ages, including survivors of al-Nakba, released child and female prisoners, parents trying to rear their children amid the violence of military occupation, and exiles struggling for the right of return to their original villages. These intimate portrayals not only offer clues to understanding the physical and psychological effects of exile, colonization, and occupation, they also reveal the true Palestinian psyche, one that is at once full of life, love, and strength. Through both written word and photographic image, Behind the Wall allows Palestinians to speak for themselves.


a study of Jewish, Arab, and British policies
Author: Esco Foundation for Palestine, inc
Publisher: N.A
Category: Palestine
Page: 1380
View: 5599

Palestine, the Right of Return

Author: Paul M. Bergstrom
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450066464
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 6672
Palestine: The Right of Return is a must-read novel that addresses several critical issues facing world leaders who seek a solution to the almost century-long Arab-Israeli conflict. The "Balfour Declaration," issued in 1917, set the conflict in motion. Mr. Bergstrom's story, albeit fiction, should be required reading for anyone hoping to understand the current stalemate. Mr. Bergstrom defines a path to lasting peace via a single state solution. Further, he highlights the problems created by America's well meaning but one-sided intervention on the side of Israel in the peace negotiations. Mr. Bergstrom argues that Palestine's future will not be found in an agreement that divides Palestine into two equally or unequally aggrieved states, further asserting that peace can only come from the efforts of the primary stakeholders, those who will benefit or suffer most immediately through any resolution. The United States, Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Lebanon, and other interested parties must stand aside. Mr. Bergstrom concludes that the people of Palestine itself own the problem, and they must join together if a workable solution is to be created.