Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human by Eve Spangler

By Eve Spangler

The Israeli-Palestinian clash is the longest, ongoing hot-and-cold struggle of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. It has produced extra refugees than any present clash, producing totally one region of all refugees around the world. we all know that the Palestinian-Israeli clash is necessary itself, and is additionally fueling tensions in the course of the heart East. but most folks shrink back from this clash, claiming it truly is "just too advanced" to appreciate. This ebook is written for those who need a aspect of access into the dialog. It deals either a old and analytic framework. Readers, no matter if performing as scholars, parishioners, friends, citizens, or dinner site visitors will locate in those pages an research of the main often heard Israeli positions, and a succinct account of the Palestinian voices we seldom pay attention. I argue that human rights criteria have by no means been used because the foundation on which the Israeli-Palestinian clash will be resolved and that basically those criteria can produce a simply and sustainable answer. This ebook might be precious for sessions in center East reports, peace and clash experiences, center East background, sociology of race, and political technological know-how. it may be priceless for church teams, hard work teams, or different grass roots corporations dedicated to social justice, and for all readers who desire to be told approximately this crucial subject. "Professor Spangler's ... quest for historic and political knowing takes us on a courageous and intimate trip into the results of Jewish privilege and Jewish victimhood, the agendas of imperial superpowers, and the Palestinian fight for self-determination." Alice Rothchild, MD, writer of damaged grants, damaged desires: tales of Jewish and Palestinian Trauma and Resilience, and manufacturer and director of documentary movie, Voices around the Divide "[A] sharp, poignant, well-documented file [that] presents readers with all of the most-needed proof to know the clash and get involved." - Sam Bahour, co-editor of place of birth: Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians and company improvement advisor and activist dependent in Palestine "[T]his one is outstanding! It recounts a historic story; it offers theoretical underpinnings; it does comparative paintings; it examines the entire information and points of ongoing debates; and it brings all to lifestyles with real-life tales ... the sweetness of this booklet is its insistence on wish - now not a naïve, idealistic desire, yet one followed via a tool-box for concrete motion that would correct the wrongs of this tragic tale." Anat Biletzki, Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv collage and Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac collage; Chairperson of B'Tselem, 2001-2006

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E. routinized, no longer pioneering) phase. ) (2003). The Challenge of Post-Zionism: Alternatives to Israeli Fundamentalist Politics London: Zed Books. And now that Israel faces renewed and ever-more acute challenges to its legitimacy, its Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu, has jokingly referred to the arrival of a post-post-Zionist era. See Segev, op. cit, p. 8, and Horit Herman Peled and Yoav Peled. 1 21 Chapter 1 22 23 24 25 26 22 (2011). “Post-post-Zionism: Confronting the Death of the Two-State Solution, New Left Review, vol.

5. 51 Saleh Abdel Jawad The Arab and Palestinian Narratives of the 1948 War in Robert I. ). (2006). Israeli and Palestinian Narratives of Conflict: History’s Double Helix (Bloomington: Indian University Press), pp. 72-114. See also, Amira Hass. (2014). 620414 52 Refugee statistics are nearly always confusing to those not immersed in the subject. 9 million refugees live as people internally displaced somewhere within the lands of Israel/Palestine. About 90% of Gaza’s population, for example, are refugees from the Negev.

211. Statistics about the Nakba are difficult to pin down. The count of the original Palestinian population is distorted by the fact that many people tried to stay away from official censuses, fearing their association with taxation and conscription. The chaos of the war also made population estimates more difficult. And finally the toll of the Nakba has been a matter of political controversy, giving one set of scholars motives for exaggerating the count and others a stake in minimizing it. Nevertheless, there is considerable consistency between the most careful Palestinian and Israeli scholarship.

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