The Forgotten Palestinians

A History of the Palestinians in Israel
Author: Ilan Pappé
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300170130
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
Page: 336
View: 3322
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have lived as Israeli citizens within the borders of the nation formed at the end of the 1948 conflict. Occupying a precarious middle ground between the Jewish citizens of Israel and the dispossessed Palestinians of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Palestinians have developed an exceedingly complex relationship with the land they call home; however, in the innumerable discussions of the Israel-Palestine problem, their experiences are often overlooked and forgotten. In this book, historian Ilan Pappe examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule and what their lives tell us about both Israel's attitude toward minorities and Palestinians' attitudes toward the Jewish state. Drawing upon significant archival and interview material, Pappe analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens, finding discrimination in matters of housing, education, and civil rights. Rigorously researched yet highly readable, "The Forgotten Palestinians" brings a new and much-needed perspective to the Israel-Palestine debate.

The Forgotten Palestinians

A History of the Palestinians in Israel
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030013441X
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 3887
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule, revealing both Israels attitude toward minorities and Palestinians attitudes toward the Jewish state and analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens.

The Forgotten Palestinians

A History of the Palestinians in Israel
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780300184327
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 8002
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines how Israeli Palestinians have fared under Jewish rule, revealing both Israels attitude toward minorities and Palestinians attitudes toward the Jewish state and analyzes the Israeli state's policy towards its Palestinian citizens.

Nakba

Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory
Author: Ahmad H. Sa'di,Lila Abu-Lughod
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231509707
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 9242
DOWNLOAD NOW »
For outside observers, current events in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are seldom related to the collective memory of ordinary Palestinians. But for Palestinians themselves, the iniquities of the present are experienced as a continuous replay of the injustice of the past. By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were dispossessed to create the state of Israel, the contributors to this volume illuminate the contemporary Palestinian experience and clarify the moral claims they make for justice and redress. The book's essays consider the ways in which Palestinians have remembered and organized themselves around the Nakba, a central trauma that continues to be refracted through Palestinian personal and collective memory. Analyzing oral histories and written narratives, poetry and cinema, personal testimony and courtroom evidence, the authors show how the continuing experience of violence, displacement, and occupation have transformed the pre-Nakba past and the land of Palestine into symbols of what has been and continues to be lost. Nakba brings to light the different ways in which Palestinians experienced and retain in memory the events of 1948. It is the first book to examine in detail how memories of Palestine's cataclysmic past are shaped by differences of class, gender, generation, and geographical location. In exploring the power of the past, the authors show the urgency of the question of memory for understanding the contested history of the present. Contributors: Lila Abu Lughod, Columbia University; Diana Keown Allan, Harvard University; Haim Bresheeth, University of East London; Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University; Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley; Isabelle Humphries, University of Surrey; Lena Jayyusi, Zayed University; Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London; Omar Al-Qattan, filmmaker; Ahmad H. Sa'di, Ben-Gurion University; Rosemary Sayigh, Lebanon-based anthropologist; Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles

Forgotten Millions

The Modern Jewish Exodus from Arab Lands
Author: Malka Hillel Shulewitz
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826447643
Category: Religion
Page: 258
View: 6932
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Describes the situations of the long-established Jewish communities of the Arab world, the forces that led them to immigrate to Israel, and the conditions that shaped their new lives in a Jewish state led by Jews of a different heritage

Footnotes in Gaza

A Graphic Novel
Author: Joe Sacco
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805073477
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 418
View: 8253
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Presents an original investigation into the 1956 massacre of more than one hundred Palestinian refugees by Israeli soldiers in Rafah in graphic novel format.

I Am a Palestinian Christian


Author: Mitri Raheb
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451414851
Category: Religion
Page: 164
View: 2775
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In the pains and hopes of his people, Raheb reveals an emerging Palestinian Christian theology.

Palestine

A Modern History
Author: ʻAbd al-Wahhāb Kayyālī
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780856646355
Category: Arab-Israeli conflict
Page: 243
View: 4427
DOWNLOAD NOW »


The Almond Tree


Author: Michelle Cohen Corasanti
Publisher: Garnet Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1859643302
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
View: 3566
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Gifted with a mind that continues to impress the elders in his village, Ichmad Hamid struggles with the knowledge that he can do nothing to save his friends and family. Living on Occupied land, his entire village operates in constant fear of losing their homes, jobs and belongings. But more importantly, they fear losing each other. On Ichmad''s twelfth birthday, that fear becomes reality. With his father imprisoned, his family''s home and possessions confiscated, and his siblings quickly succumbing to hatred in the face of conflict. Ichmad begins an inspiring journey using his intellect to save his poor and dying family. In doing so he reclaims a love for others that was lost through a childhood rife with violence, and discovers a new hope for the future.

Goliath

Life and Loathing in Greater Israel
Author: Max Blumenthal
Publisher: Nation Books
ISBN: 1568589727
Category: History
Page: 512
View: 3525
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In Goliath, New York Times bestselling author Max Blumenthal takes us on a journey through the badlands and high roads of Israel-Palestine, painting a startling portrait of Israeli society under the siege of increasingly authoritarian politics as the occupation of the Palestinians deepens. Beginning with the national elections carried out during Israel's war on Gaza in 2008-09, which brought into power the country's most right-wing government to date, Blumenthal tells the story of Israel in the wake of the collapse of the Oslo peace process. As Blumenthal reveals, Israel has become a country where right-wing leaders like Avigdor Lieberman and Bibi Netanyahu are sacrificing democracy on the altar of their power politics; where the loyal opposition largely and passively stands aside and watches the organized assault on civil liberties; where state-funded Orthodox rabbis publish books that provide instructions on how and when to kill Gentiles; where half of Jewish youth declare their refusal to sit in a classroom with an Arab; and where mob violence targets Palestinians and African asylum seekers scapegoated by leading government officials as "demographic threats." Immersing himself like few other journalists inside the world of hardline political leaders and movements, Blumenthal interviews the demagogues and divas in their homes, in the Knesset, and in the watering holes where their young acolytes hang out, and speaks with those political leaders behind the organized assault on civil liberties. As his journey deepens, he painstakingly reports on the occupied Palestinians challenging schemes of demographic separation through unarmed protest. He talks at length to the leaders and youth of Palestinian society inside Israel now targeted by security service dragnets and legislation suppressing their speech, and provides in-depth reporting on the small band of Jewish Israeli dissidents who have shaken off a conformist mindset that permeates the media, schools, and the military. Through his far-ranging travels, Blumenthal illuminates the present by uncovering the ghosts of the past—the histories of Palestinian neighborhoods and villages now gone and forgotten; how that history has set the stage for the current crisis of Israeli society; and how the Holocaust has been turned into justification for occupation. A brave and unflinching account of the real facts on the ground, Goliath is an unprecedented and compelling work of journalism.

Palestinian Women

Narrative Histories and Gendered Memory
Author: Fatma Kassem
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 178032118X
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 7394
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Palestinian Women is the first book to examine and document the experiences and the historical narrative of ordinary Palestinian women who witnessed the events of 1948 and became involuntary citizens of the State of Israel. Told in their own words, the women's experiences serve as a window for examining the complex intersections of gender, nationalism and citizenship in a situation of ongoing violent political conflict. Known in Palestinian discourse as the 'Nakbeh', or the 'Catastrophe', these events of 60 years ago still have a powerful resonance in contemporary Palestinian-Jewish relations in the State of Israel and in the act of narrating these stories, the author argues that the realm of memory is a site of commemoration and resistance.

The Biggest Prison on Earth

A History of the Occupied Territories
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744331
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 769
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. Publishing on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six-Day War that culminated in the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Pappe offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the world’s most prolonged and tragic conflicts. Using recently declassified archival material, Pappe analyses the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians – and the decision-making process itself – that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world’s largest “open prison”.

Born Palestinian, Born Black


Author: Suheir Hammad
Publisher: UpSet Press
ISBN: 097601422X
Category: Poetry
Page: 95
View: 7620
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Poetry. UpSet Press has restored to print Suheir Hammad's first book of poems, BORN PALESTINIAN, BORN BLACK, originally published by Harlem River Press in 1996. The new edition is augmented with a new author's preface, and new poems, under the heading THE GAZA SUITE, as well as a new publisher's note by Zohra Saed, an introduction by Marco Villalobos, and an afterword by Kazim Ali. "The true manifest destiny of Suheir Hammad is to raise her searing vigorous voice, a brave flag over the dispossessed to sing stories of indelible origin and linkage to remind struggling humankind, whatever color or cultural root: We will hold on, we will never be gone. What's more, we will shine the light on one another!"--Naomi Shihab Nye.

History Upside Down

The Roots of Palestinian Fascism and the Myth of Israeli Aggression
Author: David Meir-Levi
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458766667
Category: History
Page: 188
View: 2588
DOWNLOAD NOW »
David Meir-Levi's ''brief encounter'' offers a solid approach to understanding the basics of the Arab-Israeli conflict, arguably the world's most persistent and polarized political issue. History Upside Down applies great common sense where demagogues and ignorami too often dominate. DANIEL PIPES director of the Middle East Forum and author of Militant Islam Reaches America In order for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be resolved, the demonology will have to be taken out of it, and the historical and political facts allowed to speak for themselves dispassionately. David Meir-Levi shows how this can be done.

The Palestinian Right to Israel


Author: Alex Grobman
Publisher: Balfour Books
ISBN: 9781607255888
Category: History
Page: 326
View: 6114
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Very prominent among the world's disputes is the question of Israel's right to exist as a nation, and the highly volatile debate over control of the land currently known as the country of Israel. Dr. Grobman, a respected historian and orthodox Jewish Rabbi, has taken on this issue with a very methodical and extremely well-supported presentation of the debate. Contrary to the impression by the title, though, his well-documented history of the conflict clearly lays out Israel's right to the land.

A History of Modern Palestine

One Land, Two Peoples
Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521683157
Category: History
Page: 361
View: 6315
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An update of the history of Palestine since the 1800s, which includes recent dramatic events.

Where the Line Is Drawn

A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine
Author: Raja Shehadeh
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1620972921
Category: History
Page: 288
View: 6505
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A moving account of one man’s border crossings—both literal and figurative—by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Six Day War In what has become a classic of Middle Eastern literature, Raja Shehadeh, in Palestinian Walks, wrote of his treks through the hills surrounding Ramallah over a period of three decades under Israel’s occupation. In Where the Line Is Drawn, Shehadeh explores how occupation has affected him personally, chronicling the various crossings that he undertook into Israel over a period of forty years to visit friends and family, to enjoy the sea, to argue before the Israeli courts, and to negotiate failed peace agreements. Those forty years also saw him develop a close friendship with Henry, a Canadian Jew who immigrated to Israel at around the same time Shehadeh returned to Palestine from studying in London. While offering an unforgettably poignant exploration of Palestinian-Israeli relationships, Where the Line Is Drawn also provides an anatomy of friendship and an exploration of whether, in the bleakest of circumstances, it is possible for bonds to transcend political divisions.

What It Means to be Palestinian

Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood
Author: Dina Matar
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1848854579
Category: History
Page: 214
View: 2296
DOWNLOAD NOW »
What It Means to be Palestinian is a narrative of narratives, a collection of personal stories, remembered feelings and reconstructed experiences by different Palestinians whose lives were changed and shaped by history. Their stories are told chronologically through particular phases of the Palestinian national struggle, providing a composite autobiography of Palestine as a landscape and as a people. The book begins with the 1936 revolt against British rule in Palestine and ends in 1993, with the Oslo peace agreement that changed the nature and form of the national struggle. It is based on in-depth interviews and conversations with Palestinians, male and female, old and young, rich and poor, religious and secular, in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Israel and the Occupied Territories. Presented as remembered personal narratives and as "social" histories, these conversations provide a deep and intimate account of what it means to be Palestinian in the 21st century.

Lives in Common

Arabs and Jews in Jerusalem, Jaffa and Hebron
Author: Menachem Klein
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199396264
Category: History
Page: 336
View: 3086
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Most books dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein offers an illuminating alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, of three cities-Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Hebron-and their intermingled Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants, from the nineteenth century to the present. Each of them was and still is a mixed city. Jerusalem and Hebron are holy places, while Jaffa till 1948 was Palestine's principal city and main port of entry. Klein portrays a society in the late Ottoman period in which Jewish-Arab interactions were intense, frequent, and meaningful, before the onset of segregation and separation gradually occurred in the Mandate era. The unequal power relations and increasing violence between Jews and Arabs from 1948 onwards are also scrutinised. Throughout, Klein bases his writing not on the official record but rather on a hitherto hidden private world of Jewish-Arab encounters, including marriages and squabbles, kindnesses and cruelties, as set out in dozens of memoirs, diaries, biographies and testimonies. Lives in Common brings together the voices of Jews and Arabs in a mosaic of fascinating stories, of lived experiences and of the major personalities that shaped them over the last 150 years. #outer_postBodyPS { display: none; } #psGradient { display: none; } #psPlaceHolder { display: none; } #psExpand { display: none; } Most books dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict see events through the eyes of policy-makers, generals or diplomats. Menachem Klein offers an illuminating alternative by telling the intertwined histories, from street level upwards, of three cities-Jerusalem, Jaffa, and Hebron-and their intermingled Jewish, Muslim and Christian inhabitants, from the nineteenth century to the present. Each of them was and still is a mixed city. Jerusalem and Hebron are holy places, while Jaffa till 1948 was Palestine's principal city and main port of entry. Klein portrays a society in the late Ottoman period in which Jewish-Arab interactions were intense, frequent, and meaningful, before the onset of segregation and separation gradually occurred in the Mandate era. The unequal power relations and increasing violence between Jews and Arabs from 1948 onwards are also scrutinised. Throughout, Klein bases his writing not on the official record but rather on a hitherto hidden private world of Jewish-Arab encounters, including marriages and squabbles, kindnesses and cruelties, as set out in dozens of memoirs, diaries, biographies and testimonies. Lives in Common brings together the voices of Jews and Arabs in a mosaic of fascinating stories, of lived experiences and of the major personalities that shaped them over the last 150 years.

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine


Author: Ilan Pappe
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851685553
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 9525
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.