Author: Sarah Irving
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 1841623679
Category: Travel
Page: 328
View: 4057
The only practical guide to traveling in Palestine and Palestinian communities in Israel.

Die ethnische Säuberung Palästinas

Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783942989862
Page: 413
View: 3902

Palestine and Israel

The Uprising and Beyond
Author: David McDowall
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520076532
Category: History
Page: 335
View: 3645
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, a Twice-Promised Land

The British, the Arabs & Zionism : 1915-1920
Author: Isaiah Friedman
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412830447
Category: History
Page: 411
View: 9219
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.


Author: Joe Sacco
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783037311332
Page: 176
View: 9031

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: 5974
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"

The Israel-Palestine Conflict

One Hundred Years of War
Author: James L. Gelvin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521852890
Category: History
Page: 294
View: 8764
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.

Struggle and Survival in Palestine/Israel

Author: Mark LeVine,Gershon Shafir
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520262530
Category: History
Page: 459
View: 1847
"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

Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict

Author: Norman G. Finkelstein
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844427
Category: History
Page: 287
View: 2899
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

A Challenge to Justice
Author: John Quigley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822310235
Category: History
Page: 337
View: 4552
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.

Report on Palestine

Report to the [second Session of The] General Assembly; Foreword by Senator Robert F. Wagner
Author: United Nations. General Assembly. Special Committee on Palestine
Publisher: N.A
Category: Israel
Page: 213
View: 9553

The geography of Palestine

Author: Walter McLeod
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 2834

Palestine in the Late Ottoman Period

Political, Social, and Economic Transformation
Author: Dāwid Qûšnêr
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004077928
Category: History
Page: 434
View: 9505

Public Administration in Palestine

Past and Present
Author: Usamah Salim Shahwan
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761826880
Category: History
Page: 121
View: 7271
This work offers a critical analysis of the development of public administration in Palestine during the past 150 years.

Israel / Palestine

Author: Alan Dowty
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745656110
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 5225
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.


The Bible History of the Holy Land
Author: John Kitto
Publisher: N.A
Category: Jews
Page: N.A
View: 6431

Witness in Palestine

A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories
Author: Anna Baltzer
Publisher: Paradigm Pub
Category: Political Science
Page: 397
View: 3277
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

Palestine Is Coming

The Revival of Ancient Philistia
Author: Kermit Zarley
Publisher: Kermit Zarley
ISBN: 9781556351815
Category: History
Page: 269
View: 9525
A Unique Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Based on Historical Precedent and Biblical Prophecy. This book addresses: Human Rights--The Jews deserve the rights claimed in their Proclamation of Independence. So do the Palestinians. Nationalism--The Jews are entitled to their state in Mandate Palestine. So are the Palestinians. History--Israeli leaders claim their ancestral land. Yet the Jews never possessed present Israel's southern coast. Defense--Israel must retain the West bank in order to provide secure borders. Economics--A Palestinian state in the separate territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip will not succeed. Religion--God will not give the Jews all of the Promised Land until they seek to keep the Law of Moses. Bible Prophecy--The Jews will keep the West Bank. The Palestinians are destined to have their own state in the Plain of Philistia.

Palestine and Modern Arab Poetry

Author: Khalid A. Sulaiman
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 9780862322380
Category: Arabic poetry
Page: 240
View: 7529

The Israel/Palestine Question

Author: Ilan Pappé
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415169488
Category: History
Page: 278
View: 8344
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.