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Palestine/Israel: Peace Or Apartheid

Palestine/Israel: Peace Or Apartheid

Occupation, Terrorism and the Future

  • Author: Marwan Bishara
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842772737
  • Category: History
  • Page: 173
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This is an incisive analysis of where Palestinians and Israelis are, eight years on from the Oslo Accords of 1993, and the possible avenues to a just and durable peace. It lays out the causes of the Second Intifada and argues that this new rising shows that there can be no peace without injustice. Israel may not yet have reached the point where, a decade ago, President de Klerk recognized this fact for South Africa, but the same hard choices must one day be made. Marwan Bishara shows how the asymmetry of power between Palestinians and Israelis was ignored by patrons of the Oslo "peace process" - notably the United States. The ill-conceived transition process degenerated into the fragmented and dependent apartheid statelet that exists today in the West Bank and Gaza. The Oslo process was in fact doomed from the start. The seven accords that have been signed have produced seven years of prosperity for Israelis, and seven years of collapsing economy and increasingly impossible living conditions for Palestinians.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

A People's War

  • Author: Beverley Milton-Edwards
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134129122
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 240
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The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is one of the most enduring and complex in the modern world. But, why did the conflict break out? Who is demanding what, and why is peace so difficult to achieve? The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict tackles the subject and analyses the conflict from its historical roots in the late nineteenth century to the present attempts at conflict resolution in the twenty-first century. Framing the debate and analysis around issues such as Zionism, Palestinian nationalism, international peace efforts, the refugees, state-building, democracy and religious opposition and highlighted by first hand quotes and sources of the conflict from its major participants, Beverley Milton-Edwards explores the deep impact of the conflict on regional politics in the Middle East and why the enmity between Palestinians and Israelis has become a number one global issue drawing in the world’s most important global actors. An essential insight into the complexities of one of the world’s most enduring conflicts between Israelis and Palestinians, this textbook is designed to make a complex subject accessible to all. Key features include a chronology of events and annotated further reading at the end of each chapter. The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict is an ideal and authoritative introduction into aspects of politics in Israel, among the Palestinians – a vitally important issue for those studying the politics of the Middle East.

Palestine Membership in the United Nations

Palestine Membership in the United Nations

Legal and Practical Implications

  • Author: Mutaz Qafisheh
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN: 1443869740
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 460
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This book aims to bridge the scientific gap that exists with regard to Palestine’s membership of the UN as a State. As international law cannot operate outside the context of the global political atmosphere, the book focuses on the international legal dimension as well as the political/practical aspects of UN statehood recognition. With chapters written by leading international scholars, this collection is directed to those concerned with the strengthening of international law and the UN. Complex issues of representation and the confusing situation of citizenship, given the multiple residential circumstances in which Palestinians are forced to live, are explored with unsurpassed clarity. This invaluable contribution to the scholarly literature offers an ideal point of departure for understanding the core issues as they exist at this time. In this volume, Dr Qafisheh and eighteen other contributors go beyond the direct implications of Palestinian statehood within the UN to consider the prospects for a resolution of one of the longest conflicts in history. The UN statehood resolution of November 2012 reaffirms the two-State consensus which increasingly seems to be a desert mirage without any prospect of being realized. What self-determination might mean in light of this background, where the two-State solution seems to be nearing the end of its sunset phase, is explored in creative ways throughout the book. The book consists of three parts. Part I presents the framework of Palestine’s UN membership, its legal and political foundations, its implications for PLO representation, Palestinian refugees and population status, and its impact on concerned parties. Part II focuses on selected issues that arise in relation to Palestine’s UN membership, including human rights, humanitarian law, international criminal law, prisoners, Jerusalem, water and the accession to the WTO. Part III connects the history with future solutions for Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The Jews and Their Future

The Jews and Their Future

A Conversation on Judaism and Jewish Identities

  • Author: Esther Benbassa,Jean-Christophe Attias
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781842773918
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 210
  • View: 558
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Describes the future of Jewish culture and identity.

Israeli-Palestinian Activism

Israeli-Palestinian Activism

Shifting Paradigms

  • Author: Alexander Koensler
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472439473
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 206
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When do words and actions empower? When do they betray? Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this volume tracks the repercussions of advocacy activism against house demolitions in 'unrecognised' Arab-Bedouin villages in Israel's southern 'internal frontier'. It highlights the repercussions of activism for victims, fund-raisers and activists. The ethnographic episodes show how humanitarian aid intervention and indigenous identity politics can turn into a double-edged sword. Ironically, institutional lobbying for coexistence and its interpretative categories can sometimes perpetuate different forms of subjugation. The volume also shows how, beyond the institutional lobbying, novel figures of activism emerge: informal networks create non-sectarian, cross-cutting countercultures and rethink human-environment relationships. These experimental political subjects redefine the categories of the conflict and elude the logic of zero-sum games; they point towards a shifting paradigm in current ethnopolitics. Koensler outlines an ethnographic approach for the study of social movements that follows multiple relations around mobilisations rather than studying activism in itself. This perspective thus becomes relevant for scholars and activists engaged with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and those interested in global rights discourses.

Impact International

Impact International

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World politics
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Access denied

Access denied

Palestinian land rights in Israel

  • Author: Hussein Abu Hussein,Ḥusayn Abū Ḥusayn,Fiona McKay
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781842771228
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 319
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This book examines how Israeli land policy today inhibits access to land for its own Arab citizens even within the 1948 boundaries of the state of Israel. Its authors explore the system of land ownership, the acquisition and administration of public land, and the control of land use through planning and housing regulations. They argue that the law is used to discriminate against non-Jewish citizens and restrict Israeli Palestinians' access to land, and that Israeli land policies breach international human rights standards which could be used as a basis to challenge discriminatory policies.

The Middle East

The Middle East

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cq Press
  • ISBN: 9781933116136
  • Category: History
  • Page: 593
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Now more than ever, the Middle East is playing a vital role in global events, profoundly affecting the foreign policies and alliances of the United States as well as other countries around the world. This new edition of The Middle East incorporates this reality, providing background and context on the attacks of September 11, 2001, the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the push for democratization in the region, and the role of militant Islamic groups, among other topics. The Middle East devotes half of its coverage to key thematic topics and the other half to in-depth discussions of individual countries in the region. This celebrated volume now reflects the many changes and new emphases in the region that have occurred since the last edition was published.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The Roots of Anti-Americanism

  • Author: Kylie Baxter,Shahram Akbarzadeh
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780415410496
  • Category: History
  • Page: 197
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This book covers US foreign policy in the Middle East from the mid-twentieth century to the present. It includes historical background on the Israeli/Arab Wars, Iran, intervention in Afghanistan and Iraq, the wars of the Persian Gulf, Israel Palestine, September 11 and the rise of Islamist movements. In particular the book charts how foreign policy decisions have led to the rise of Anti-Americanism in the region.

Sharing the land of Canaan

Sharing the land of Canaan

human rights and the Israeli-Palestinian struggle

  • Author: Mazin B. Qumsiyeh
  • Publisher: Pluto Pr
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 236
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Examines human rights issues in the Occupied Territories and lays out plans for a lasting peace.

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative law
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Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

  • Author: Avril McDonald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: War (International law)
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American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
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Refusenik!

Refusenik!

Israel's soldiers of conscience

  • Author: Peretz Kidron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781842774502
  • Category: History
  • Page: 119
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A moving collection of rarely-heard stories from Israelis who have resisted conflict, from the conflict with Lebanon up to the present situation with Palestine

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Author: Jimmy Carter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743298489
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 288
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Following his #1 New York Times bestseller, Our Endangered Values, the former president, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice to Palestine. President Carter, who was able to negotiate peace between Israel and Egypt, has remained deeply involved in Middle East affairs since leaving the White House. He has stayed in touch with the major players from all sides in the conflict and has made numerous trips to the Holy Land, most recently as an observer in the Palestinian elections of 2005 and 2006. In this book President Carter shares his intimate knowledge of the history of the Middle East and his personal experiences with the principal actors, and he addresses sensitive political issues many American officials avoid. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism. The general parameters of a long-term, two-state agreement are well known, the president writes. There will be no substantive and permanent peace for any peoples in this troubled region as long as Israel is violating key U.N. resolutions, official American policy, and the international "road map" for peace by occupying Arab lands and oppressing the Palestinians. Except for mutually agreeable negotiated modifications, Israel's official pre-1967 borders must be honored. As were all previous administrations since the founding of Israel, U.S. government leaders must be in the forefront of achieving this long-delayed goal of a just agreement that both sides can honor. Palestine Peace Not Apartheid is a challenging, provocative, and courageous book.

Unsere gefährdeten Werte

Unsere gefährdeten Werte

Amerikas moralische Krise

  • Author: Jimmy Carter
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783866121041
  • Category: Christianity and politics
  • Page: 194
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President Carter has written importantly about his spiritual life and faith. In this book, he offers a personal consideration of "moral values" as they relate to the important issues of the day. He puts forward a passionate defense of separation of church and state, and a strong warning of where the country is heading as the lines between politics and rigid religious fundamentalism are blurred. He reacts to some trends involving both the religious and the political worlds as they have increasingly become intertwined, and including some of the most crucial and controversial issues of the day--frequently encapsulated under "moral values." They include preemptive war, women's rights, terrorism, civil liberties, homosexuality, abortion, the death penalty, science and religion, environmental degradation, nuclear arsenals, America's global image, fundamentalism, and the melding of religion and politics. Sustained by his faith, Carter assesses these issues in a forceful and unequivocal but balanced and courageous way.--From publisher description.

Between the Lines

Between the Lines

Readings on Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. "war on Terror"

  • Author: Tikva Honig-Parnass,Toufic Haddad
  • Publisher: Haymarket Books
  • ISBN: 1931859442
  • Category: History
  • Page: 405
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A challenge to fundamentally rethink the basis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict today. This thought-provoking analysis - written by a Palestinian and an Israeli who collaborate to challenge the dominant understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - shows how the apartheid-like conditions of Palestinians today have deep roots in the history of Israeli colonialism. Toufic Haddad is a Palestinian-American activist who was formerly co-editor with Tikva Honig-Parnass of the Jerusalem-based magazine Between The Lines.

Jerusalem Unbound

Jerusalem Unbound

Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

  • Author: Michael Dumper
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231537352
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
  • View: 5880
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Jerusalem's formal political borders reveal neither the dynamics of power in the city nor the underlying factors that make an agreement between Israel and the Palestinians so difficult. The lines delineating Israeli authority are frequently different from those delineating segregated housing or areas of uneven service provision or parallel national electoral districts of competing educational jurisdictions. In particular, the city's large number of holy sites and restricted religious compounds create enclaves that continually threaten to undermine the Israeli state's authority and control over the city. This lack of congruity between political control and the actual spatial organization and everyday use of the city leaves many areas of occupied East Jerusalem in a kind of twilight zone where citizenship, property rights, and the enforcement of the rule of law are ambiguously applied. Michael Dumper plots a history of Jerusalem that examines this intersecting and multileveled matrix and, in so doing, is able to portray the constraints on Israeli control over the city and the resilience of Palestinian enclaves after forty-five years of Israeli occupation. Adding to this complex mix is the role of numerous external influences—religious, political, financial, and cultural—so that the city is also a crucible for broader contestation. While the Palestinians may not return to their previous preeminence in the city, neither will Israel be able to assert a total and irreversible dominance. His conclusion is that the city will not only have to be shared but that the sharing will be based upon these many borders and the interplay between history, geography, and religion.

Canadian Books in Print

Canadian Books in Print

Author and title index

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Canada
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  • View: 1951
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Mein gelobtes Land

Mein gelobtes Land

Triumph und Tragödie Israels

  • Author: Ari Shavit
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641148219
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 592
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Die große Geschichte Israels Der renommierte Journalist Ari Shavit sieht Israel in einer halt- und ausweglosen Lage: als jüdisch-westlicher Staat in einer arabisch-islamischen (Um-)Welt seit seiner Gründung in der Existenz bedroht, andererseits Okkupationsmacht über ein anderes, das palästinensische Volk. Der Innovationskraft und Lebensfreude seiner Menschen stehen ein bröckelndes Gemeinwesen, zermürbende Konflikte, militärische Scheinerfolge und der Verlust internationalen Ansehens gegenüber. Was als gemeinschaftlicher hoffnungsfroher Aufbruch begann, insbesondere nach den Schrecken des Holocausts, der gemeinsame Bau von Eretz Israel, ist heute allgemeiner Desillusion und Desintegration gewichen. Shavit erzählt, zunächst auf den Spuren seines zionistischen Urgroßvaters, eine sehr persönliche Geschichte Israels während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, von Erfolgen im steten Überlebenskampf, aber auch von schuldbehafteter Tragik und unübersehbarem Niedergang.