Search Results for "palestine-israel-peace-or-apartheid-occupation-terrorism-and-the-future"

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
  • View: 7804
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
  • View: 5682
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
  • View: 3369
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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: 2460
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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
  • View: 311
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Palestine/Israel

Palestine/Israel

peace or apartheid : prospects for resolving the conflict

  • Author: Marwan Bishara
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 142
  • View: 1021
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is an analysis of where Palestinians and Israelis are, eight years on from the Oslo Accords of 1993. It lays out the causes of the Second Intifada and argues that there can be no peace without justice, a realisation Israel must reach.

Impact International

Impact International

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: World politics
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5481
DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Israeli Solution

The Israeli Solution

A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East

  • Author: Caroline Glick
  • Publisher: Crown Forum
  • ISBN: 038534807X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 1250
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A landmark manifesto issuing a bold call for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict. The reigning consensus in elite and academic circles is that the United States must seek to resolve the Palestinians' conflict with Israel by implementing the so-called two-state solution. Establishing a Palestinian state, so the thinking goes, would be a panacea for all the region’s ills. In a time of partisan gridlock, the two-state solution stands out for its ability to attract supporters from both sides of America's ideological divide. But the great irony is that it is one of the most irrational and failed policies the United States has ever adopted. Between 1970 and 2013, the United States presented nine different peace plans for Israel and the Palestinians, and for the past twenty years, the two state solution has been the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. But despite this laser focus, American efforts to implement a two-state peace deal have failed—and with each new attempt, the Middle East has become less stable, more violent, more radicalized, and more inimical to democratic values and interests. In The Israeli Solution, Caroline Glick, senior contributing editor to the Jerusalem Post, examines the history and misconceptions behind the two-state policy, most notably: - The huge errors made in counting the actual numbers of Jews and Arabs in the region. The 1997 Palestinian Census, upon which most two-state policy is based, wildly exaggerated the numbers of Palestinians living in the West Bank and Gaza. - Neglect of the long history of Palestinian anti-Semitism, refusal to negotiate in good faith, terrorism, and denial of Israel’s right to exist. - Disregard for Israel’s stronger claims to territorial sovereignty under international law, as well as the long history of Jewish presence in the region. - Indifference to polling data that shows the Palestinian people admire Israeli society and governance. Despite a half-century of domestic and international terrorism, anti-semitism, and military attacks from regional neighbors who reject its right to exist, Israel has thrived as the Middle East’s lone democracy. After a century spent chasing a two-state policy that hasn’t brought the Israelis and Palestinians any closer to peace, The Israeli Solution offers an alternative path to stability in the Middle East based on Israeli sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.

The Middle East

The Middle East

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Cq Press
  • ISBN: 9781933116136
  • Category: History
  • Page: 593
  • View: 8007
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 8874
DOWNLOAD NOW »

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
  • View: 1948
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

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
  • View: 1828
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

Hastings International and Comparative Law Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Comparative law
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5164
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

Palestine Peace Not Apartheid

  • Author: Jimmy Carter
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743285034
  • Category: History
  • Page: 270
  • View: 6861
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The former president draws on his understanding of Middle East history and his personal relationships with regional leaders to share an assessment of what he believes is necessary to bring lasting peace to Israel while preserving Palestinian dignity.

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law

  • Author: Avril McDonald
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: War (International law)
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 7019
DOWNLOAD NOW »

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
  • View: 9807
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines human rights issues in the Occupied Territories and lays out plans for a lasting peace.

Refusenik!

Refusenik!

Israel's soldiers of conscience

  • Author: Peretz Kidron
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781842774502
  • Category: History
  • Page: 119
  • View: 8136
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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

A Wall in Palestine

A Wall in Palestine

  • Author: René Backmann
  • Publisher: Picador
  • ISBN: 9781429953702
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
  • View: 857
DOWNLOAD NOW »
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.

Employing the Enemy

Employing the Enemy

The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements

  • Author: Matthew Vickery
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781783609956
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 8683
DOWNLOAD NOW »
How would it feel to build homes for other people on land that had been taken from you? That bitter toil is the daily reality for the thousands of Palestinians who are working to build illegal Israeli settlements. It is a job that requires a disavowal of their legal rights and comes with little to no job security, low wages, and dangerous working conditions. Through a vivid and moving narrative, Matthew Vickery introduces us to the Palestinian workers who fill these harrowing positions. Based on conversations with these workers and their families, the book explores the rationale, emotions, and consequences of such conflicted employment. In doing so, Vickery draws attention to a previously neglected aspect of the Palestinian experience and Israeli subjugation. This, coupled with an innovative and groundbreaking analysis of the Israeli government's role in the settlement employment sector, exposes the true nature of these practices as a new, insidious form of state-sponsored forced labor. Exploring ways that such practices might be challenged, Employing the Enemy paints a powerful picture of how and why people collude with their own oppression, and why a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict that provides dignity and rights for all is urgently needed.

Tested by Zion

Tested by Zion

The Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

  • Author: Elliott Abrams
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1107311357
  • Category: History
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 5210
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book tells the full inside story of the Bush Administration and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Written by a top National Security Council officer who worked at the White House with Bush, Cheney, and Rice and attended dozens of meetings with figures like Sharon, Mubarak, the kings of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, and Palestinian leaders, it brings the reader inside the White House and the palaces of Middle Eastern officials. How did 9/11 change American policy toward Arafat and Sharon's tough efforts against the Second Intifada? What influence did the Saudis have on President Bush? Did the American approach change when Arafat died? How did Sharon decide to get out of Gaza, and why did the peace negotiations fail? In the first book by an administration official to focus on Bush and the Middle East, Elliott Abrams brings the story of Bush, the Israelis, and the Palestinians to life.