The Object of Memory

Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinian Village

Author: Susan Slyomovics

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812215250

Category: History

Page: 294

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There was a village in Palestine called Ein Houd, whose people traced their ancestry back to one of Saladin's generals who was granted the territory as a reward for his prowess in battle. By the end of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, all the inhabitants of Ein Houd had been dispersed or exiled or had gone into hiding, although their old stone homes were not destroyed. In 1953 the Israeli government established an artists' cooperative community in the houses of the village, now renamed Ein Hod. In the meantime, the Arab inhabitants of Ein Houd moved two kilometers up a neighboring mountain and illegally built a new village. They could not afford to build in stone, and the mountainous terrain prevented them from using the layout of traditional Palestinian villages. That seemed unimportant at the time, because the Palestinians considered it to be only temporary, a place to live until they could go home. The Palestinians have not gone home. The two villages—Jewish Ein Hod and the new Arab Ein Houd—continue to exist in complex and dynamic opposition. The Object of Memory explores the ways in which the people of Ein Houd and Ein Hod remember and reconstruct their past in light of their present—and their present in light of their past. Honorable Mention, 1999 Perkins Book Prize, Society for the Study of Narrative

All That Remains

The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948

Author: Walid Khalidi

Publisher: Institute for Palestine Studies


Category: History

Page: 636

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FINAL STATUS ISSUES PAPERS: ARONSON, GEOFFREY, SETTLEMENTS & ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATIONS: AN OVERVIEW, 57 pp, (1996) ISBN 0-88728-263-6, $4.95 paperback. ZUREIK, ELIA T., THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES: A NEGOTIATIONS PRIMER, (1996) ISBN 0-88728-266-0, $6.95 paperback. TAMARI, SALIM, PALESTINIAN REFUGEE NEGOTIATIONS: FROM MADRID TO OSLO II (1996) ISBN 0-88728-265-2, $4.95 paperback. ELMUS, SHARIF S., THE PALESTINIAN-ISRAELI WATER NEGOTIATIONS, (1996) ISBN 0-88728-264-4, $4.95 paperback. KHALIDI, AHMAD, ISRAEL & PALESTINE: BORDERS & SECURITY (1996) ISBN 0-88728-267-9, $4.95 paperback. The above FIVE titles in this series seeks to provide background, documentation & negotiating options on the issues that will determine the final shape of the Palestinian-Israeli peace. OTHER TITLES: ROY, SARA, THE GAZA STRIP: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF DEVELOPMENT, 350pp, + illus. (1995) ISBN 0-88728-260-1, $27.95 cloth. Sara Roy examines the political economy of the Gaza Strip since the Israeli occupation. NEFF, DONALD, FALLEN PILLARS: U.S. POLICY TOWARDS PALESTINE & ISRAEL SINCE 1945, 280pp + illus. (1995) ISBN: 0-88728-259-8, $12.00 paperback. FALLEN PILLARS is a concise summary of the evolution of American foreign policy towards Palestine & Israel. KHALIDI, WALID, ED., ALL THAT REMAINS: THE PALESTINIAN VILLAGES OCCUPIED & DEPOPULATED BY ISRAEL IN 1948, 638pp. + illus. (1992) ISBN 0-88728-224-5, $59.00 cloth. The first detailed compendium of the 418 villages destroyed during the 1948 war. ORDER TITLES FROM THE INSTITUTE FOR PALESTINE STUDIES, 800-874-3614 or 202-342-3990.

Palestine and the Palestinians

A Social and Political History

Author: Samih K. Farsoun,Naseer Aruri

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0813343364

Category: History

Page: 488

View: 8671

A brilliant achievement. By far the most comprehensive analysis of the political economy of Palestine and Palestinians in the twentieth century. (Times Literary Supplement)

Palestinian Politics After the Oslo Accords

Resuming Arab Palestine

Author: Nathan J. Brown

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520237625

Category: History

Page: 323

View: 6595

Brown attempts to cut through the rhetoric about the Arab-Israeli conflict to argue that Palestinians have a history--and that history is more than an ancient connection to the land. They also have a legal and political history, and therefore the essential framework for establishing a viable state.

Law and Identity in Mandate Palestine

Author: Assaf Likhovski

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807877180

Category: Law

Page: 328

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One of the major questions facing the world today is the role of law in shaping identity and in balancing tradition with modernity. In an arid corner of the Mediterranean region in the first decades of the twentieth century, Mandate Palestine was confronting these very issues. Assaf Likhovski examines the legal history of Palestine, showing how law and identity interacted in a complex colonial society in which British rulers and Jewish and Arab subjects lived together. Law in Mandate Palestine was not merely an instrument of power or a method of solving individual disputes, says Likhovski. It was also a way of answering the question, "Who are we?" British officials, Jewish lawyers, and Arab scholars all turned to the law in their search for their identities, and all used it to create and disseminate a hybrid culture in which Western and non-Western norms existed simultaneously. Uncovering a rich arsenal of legal distinctions, notions, and doctrines used by lawyers to mediate between different identities, Likhovski provides a comprehensive account of the relationship between law and identity. His analysis suggests a new approach to both the legal history of Mandate Palestine and colonial societies in general.

The Idea of Israel

A History of Power and Knowledge

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178168247X

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9453

Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country’s education system, media, and cinema, and the uses that are made of the Holocaust in supporting the state’s ideological structure. In particular, Pappe examines the way successive generations of historians have framed the 1948 conflict as a liberation campaign, creating a foundation myth that went unquestioned in Israeli society until the 1990s. Pappe himself was part of the post-Zionist movement that arose then. He was attacked and received death threats as he exposed the truth about how Palestinians have been treated and the gruesome structure that links the production of knowledge to the exercise of power. The Idea of Israel is a powerful and urgent intervention in the war of ideas concerning the past, and the future, of the Palestinian–Israeli conflict.

The Crime of Nationalism

Britain, Palestine, and Nation-Building on the Fringe of Empire

Author: Matthew Kelly

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520291492

Category: History

Page: 264

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British causal primacy and the origins of the Palestinian Great Revolt -- "A wave of crime" : the criminalization of Palestinian nationalism, April-June 1936 -- "The policy is the criminal" : war on the discursive frontier, July-August 1936 -- The British awakening to the military nature of the rebellion, August-October 1936 -- The peel commission reconsidered -- Towards a rebel parastate: the Arab rejection of partition and the effort to institutionalize the revolt, 1937-38 -- New policy, new crime: the abortion of the Balfour Declaration -- The end of the revolt, 1939

Records of Dispossession

Palestinian Refugee Property and the Arab-Israeli Conflict

Author: Michael R. Fischbach

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231129785

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

View: 9028

Includes statistics.

Children of Palestine

Experiencing Forced Migration in the Middle East

Author: Dawn Chatty,Gillian Lewando Hundt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845451202

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 3411

"Although the topic of travel and travel writing by Chinese and Japanese writers has recently begun to attract more interest among scholars in the West, it remains largely virgin terrain with vast tracts awaiting scholarly examination. This book offers insights into how East Asians traveled in the early modern and modern periods, what they looked for, what they felt comfortable finding, and the ways in which they wrote up their impressions of these experiences."--Page 4 of cover.

Looking for Palestine

Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

Author: Najla Said

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101632151

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 2456

A frank and entertaining memoir, from the daughter of Edward Said, about growing up second-generation Arab American and struggling with that identity. The daughter of a prominent Palestinian father and a sophisticated Lebanese mother, Najla Said grew up in New York City, confused and conflicted about her cultural background and identity. Said knew that her parents identified deeply with their homelands, but growing up in a Manhattan world that was defined largely by class and conformity, she felt unsure about who she was supposed to be, and was often in denial of the differences she sensed between her family and those around her. The fact that her father was the famous intellectual and outspoken Palestinian advocate Edward Said only made things more complicated. She may have been born a Palestinian Lebanese American, but in Said’s mind she grew up first as a WASP, having been baptized Episcopalian in Boston and attending the wealthy Upper East Side girls’ school Chapin, then as a teenage Jew, essentially denying her true roots, even to herself—until, ultimately, the psychological toll of all this self-hatred began to threaten her health. As she grew older, making increased visits to Palestine and Beirut, Said’s worldview shifted. The attacks on the World Trade Center, and some of the ways in which Americans responded, finally made it impossible for Said to continue to pick and choose her identity, forcing her to see herself and her passions more clearly. Today, she has become an important voice for second-generation Arab Americans nationwide.

Palestinians in Syria

Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities

Author: Anaheed Al-Hardan

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231541228

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into Syrian society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries, leading to different ways through which to understand the 1948 Nakba, or catastrophe, in their popular memory. Conducting interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation members of Syria's Palestinian community, Anaheed Al-Hardan follows the evolution of the Nakba—the central signifier of the Palestinian refugee past and present—in Arab intellectual discourses, Syria's Palestinian politics, and the community's memorialization. Al-Hardan's sophisticated research sheds light on the enduring relevance of the Nakba among the communities it helped create, while challenging the nationalist and patriotic idea that memories of the Nakba are static and universally shared among Palestinians. Her study also critically tracks the Nakba's changing meaning in light of Syria's twenty-first-century civil war.

Imperial Israel and the Palestinians

The Politics of Expansion

Author: Nur Masalha

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745316154

Category: History

Page: 279

View: 3776

A critical history of Israel's expanisionist politics that reveals how imperialist tendencies run the gamut from Left to Right.

State Practices and Zionist Images

Shaping Economic Development in Arab Towns in Israel

Author: David A. Wesley

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 0857459074

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2832

Although the Israeli state subscribes to the principles of administrative fairness and equality for Jews and Arabs before the law, the reality looks very different. Focusing on Arab land loss inside Israel proper and the struggle over development resources, this study explores the interaction between Arab local authorities, their Jewish neighbors, and the agencies of the national government in regard to developing local and regional industrial areas. The author avoids reduction to simple models of binary domination, revealing instead a complex, multi-dimensional field of relations and ever-shifting lines of political maneuver and confrontation. He examines the prevailing concept of ethnic traditionalism and argues that the image of Arab traditionalism erects imaginary boundaries around the Arab localities, making government incursion disappear from view, while underpinning and rationalizing the exclusion of the Arab towns from development planning. Moreover, he shows how images of environmental protection mesh with and support such exclusion. The study includes a chronology of events, tables, maps, and photographs. This revised paperback edition with a new epilogue brings accounts of Arab land loss and struggles for economic development up to date. The author also deals with the challenges of life and research in Israel and examines the possibilities of sharing the land as the homeland of both Jews and Palestinians.

Israel and its Palestinian Citizens

Ethnic Privileges in the Jewish State

Author: Nadim N. Rouhana,Sahar S. Huneidi

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107044839

Category: Law

Page: 454

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This volume presents new perspectives on Israeli society, Palestinian society, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Based on historical foundations, it examines how Israel institutionalizes ethnic privileging among its nationally diverse citizens. Arab, Israeli, and American contributors discusses the paradoxes of democratic claims in ethnic states, as well as dynamics of social conflict in the absence of equality. This book advances a new understanding of Israel's approach to the Palestinian citizens, covers the broadest range of areas in which Jews and Arabs are institutionally differentiated along ethnic basis, and explicates the psychopolitical foundations of ethnic privileges. It will appeal to students and scholars who seek broader views on Israeli society and its relationship with the Arab citizens, and want to learn more about the status of the Palestinian citizens in Israel and their collective experience as both citizens and settler-colonial subjects.

Language of War, Language of Peace

Palestine, Israel and the Search for Justice

Author: Raja Shehadeh

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782831215

Category: History

Page: 162

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Award-winning author Raja Shehadeh explores the politics of language and the language of politics in the Israeli Palestine conflict, reflecting on the walls that they create - legal and cultural - that confine today's Palestinians just like the physical borders, checkpoints and the so called 'Separation Barrier'. The peace process has been ground to a halt by twists of language and linguistic chicanery that has degraded the word 'peace' itself. No one even knows what the word might mean now for the Middle East. So to give one example of many, Israel argued that the omission of the word 'the' in one of the UN Security Council's resolutions meant that it was not mandated to withdraw from all of the territories occupied in 1967. The Language of War, The Language of Peace is another important book from Raja Shehadeh on the world's greatest political fault line.


An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom

Author: Norman G. Finkelstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520295714

Category: History

Page: 440

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"Gaza is among the most densely populated places in the world. Two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half the population is under eighteen years of age. Since Israel occupied Gaza in 1967, it has systematically de-developed the economy. After Hamas won democratic elections in 2006, Israel intensified its blockade of Gaza, and after Hamas consolidated its control of the territory in 2007, Israel tightened its illegal siege another notch. In the meantime, Israel has launched no less than eight military operations against Gaza--culminating in Operation Cast Lead in 2008-9 and Operation Protective Edge in 2014--that left behind over three million tons of rubble. Recent UN reports predict that Gaza will be unlivable by 2020. Norman G. Finkelstein presents a meticulously researched and devastating inquest into Israel's actions of the last decade. He argues that although Israel justified its blockade and violent assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions were cynical exercises of brutal power against an essentially defenseless civilian population. Based on hundreds of human rights reports, the book scrutinizes multifarious violations of international law Israel committed both during its operations and in the course of its decade-long siege of Gaza. It is a monument to Gaza's martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormenters"--Provided by publisher.