Gaza

Gaza

It is a monument to Gaza's martyrs and a scorching accusation against their tormenters"--Provided by publisher. "This is the voice I listen for, when I want to learn the deepest reality about Jews, Zionists, Israelis, and Palestinians.

Author: Norman Finkelstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520295711

Category: History

Page: 419

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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.
Categories: History

What Uncle Sam Wants

What Uncle Sam Wants

See the extensive discussion with sources and evidence in Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Oakland: University of California Press, 2018), 68–69. Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, 106.

Author: Clinton Fernandes

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811377990

Category: History

Page: 146

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This pivot sheds light on U.S. foreign policy objectives by examining diplomatic cables produced by the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Australia, some which have been officially declassified over the past 30 years and others which were made public by the anti-secrecy group, WikiLeaks. Providing an original analysis of the cables, this book provides the context and explanations necessary for readers to understand how the U.S. Embassy’s objectives in Australia and the wider world have evolved since the 1980's. It shows that Australian policymakers work closely with their American counterparts, aligning Australian foreign policy to suit American preferences. It examines a range of U.S. government priorities, from strategic goals, commercial objectives, public diplomacy, financial sanctions against terrorism, and diplomatic actions related to climate change, looking back at key events in the relationship such as sanctions against Iraq, the 2008 Global Financial crisis, intellectual property protection and the rise of China.
Categories: History

Gaza

Gaza

An Inquest into Its Martyrdom Norman Finkelstein. University of California Press, one of the most distinguished university presses in the United States, enriches lives around the world by advancing scholarship in the humanities, ...

Author: Norman Finkelstein

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520968387

Category: History

Page: 440

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"In its comprehensive sweep, deep probing and acute critical analysis, Finkelstein's study stands alone."—Noam Chomsky "No one who ventures an opinion on Gaza . . . is entitled to do so without taking into account the evidence in this book." —The Intercept The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating “operations” against Gaza’s largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected Gaza to a merciless illegal blockade. What has befallen Gaza is a man-made humanitarian disaster. Based on scores of human rights reports, Norman G. Finkelstein's new book presents a meticulously researched inquest into Gaza’s martyrdom. He shows that although Israel has justified its assaults in the name of self-defense, in fact these actions constituted flagrant violations of international law. But Finkelstein also documents that the guardians of international law—from Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to the UN Human Rights Council—ultimately failed Gaza. One of his most disturbing conclusions is that, after Judge Richard Goldstone's humiliating retraction of his UN report, human rights organizations succumbed to the Israeli juggernaut. Finkelstein’s magnum opus is both a monument to Gaza’s martyrs and an act of resistance against the forgetfulness of history.
Categories: History

The Regional Order in the Gulf Region and the Middle East

The Regional Order in the Gulf Region and the Middle East

While Gaza has, since the implementation of the Oslo I agreement in May 1994, been under the nominally autonomous ... Norman G. Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Oakland: University of California Press, 2018), 269.

Author: Philipp O. Amour

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030454654

Category: Political Science

Page: 446

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This book examines the regional order in the Gulf Region and the wider Middle East, focusing on regional rivalries and security alliances. The authors analyze the regional system in terms of its general structure as well as the major inter-state and non-state security alliances. The structure of the regional system in the wider Middle East and the shake-ups it has experienced explain the ongoing regional rivalry and polarization since 2011 in hotspots such as Syria, Yemen, and Libya. As such, the various chapters address regional transition and power dynamics between and among regional great powers and non-state militant actors across the Gulf Region and the wider Middle East in terms of the alliance building, persistence, and disintegration since 2011.
Categories: Political Science

Israel Denial

Israel Denial

By chance, two important and dramatically different books about Gaza appeared within a few days of one another in February 2018, Norman Finkelstein's Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, published by the University of California Press, ...

Author: Cary Nelson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253045072

Category: Religion

Page: 658

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Israel Denial is the first book to offer detailed analyses of the work faculty members have published—individually and collectively--in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement; it contrasts their claims with options for promoting peace. The faculty discussed here have devoted a significant part of their professional lives to delegitimizing the Jewish state. While there are beliefs they hold in common—including the conviction that there is nothing good to say about Israel—they also develop distinctive arguments designed to recruit converts to their cause in novel ways. They do so both as writers and as teachers; Israel Denial is the first to give substantial attention to anti-Zionist pedagogy. No effort to understand the BDS movement’s impact on the academy and public policy can be complete without the kind of understanding this book offers. A co-publication of the Academic Engagement Network
Categories: Religion

Palestinian Popular Struggle

Palestinian Popular Struggle

Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom. Oakland, CA: University of California Press. Halpern, Orly. 2008. “Hamas Tries New Strategy: A Peaceful Human Chain.” Globe & Mail, February 26. Havel, Vaclav. 2015 [1985].

Author: Michael J. Carpenter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351008822

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Palestinian Popular Struggle challenges conventional thinking about political action and organization. It offers an alternative to the seemingly failed tracks of armed struggle and diplomatic negotiations. A discourse of rights and global justice helps bridge national and religious divides, drawing Jewish Israelis and diverse supporters from around the world to participate in direct-action campaigns on the ground in the West Bank. The movement has some important achievements and continues to offer innovative approaches to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict. This book summarizes Palestinian traditions of popular struggle and presents original field research from the West Bank, drawing on several months of participant observation, over twenty-five hours of recorded interviews with Palestinian activists, and more than 200 questionnaires gaging public perceptions about the strategies of the popular committees. One of the book’s major case studies is the village of Nabi Saleh, which recently became well known when one of its activists, a sixteen-year-old girl named Ahed Tamimi, was imprisoned for slapping Israeli soldiers outside her family home. The book offers insight into new waves of Palestinian popular protest, from the 2017 prayer protests in Jerusalem to the 2018 march of return in Gaza. Palestinian Popular Struggle is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in War and Conflict Studies, Politics and the Middle East.
Categories: Social Science

Reporting Palestine Israel in British Newspapers

Reporting Palestine Israel in British Newspapers

Fernandez, B. (2018) The case against 'clashes': Misreporting Israel's massacre in Gaza. ... Finkelstein, N. G. (2015a) Has Amnesty International Lost Its Way? ... Finkelstein, N. G. (2018a) Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom.

Author: Nadia R. Sirhan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030170721

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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This book examines the portrayal of the Palestinian-Israeli ‘conflict’ by looking at the language used in its reporting and how this can, in turn, influence public opinion. The book explores how language use helps frame an event to elicit a particular interpretation from the reader and how this can be manipulated to introduce bias. Sirhan begins the book by examining the history of the ‘conflict’, and the many persistent myths that surround it. She analyses how five events in the ‘conflict’ (two in which the Palestinians are victims, two in which the Israelis are victims, and Operation Cast Lead) are reported in five British newspapers: The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, and The Times. By looking at these events across a range of newspapers, the book investigates differences in the way that the media report each side, before exploring what factors motivate these differences – including issues of bias, censorship, lobbying, and propaganda.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Political Appropriation of the Muslim Body

The Political Appropriation of the Muslim Body

Pappé has gone further describing Israel's policy towards the Gaza strip as “incremental genocide” (2007 [2006]: 147), ... author of Gaza an Inquest into Its Martyrdom (2018) has been denied academic tenure in the US since 2007.

Author: Susan S.M. Edwards

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030688967

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Drawing upon law, politics, sociology, and gender studies, this volume explores the ways in which the Muslim body is stereotyped, interrogated, appropriated and demonized in Western societies and subject to counter-terror legislation and the suspension of human rights. The author examines the intense scrutiny of Muslim women’s dress and appearance, and their experience of hate crimes, as well as how Muslim men’s bodies are emasculated, effeminized and subjected to torture. Chapters explore a range of issues including Western legislation and foreign policy against the ‘Other’, orientalism, Islamophobia, masculinity, the intersection of gender with nationalism and questions about diversity, inclusion, religious freedom, citizenship and identity. This text will be of interest to scholars and students across a range of disciplines, including sociology, gender studies, law, politics, cultural studies, international relations, and human rights.
Categories: Religion

Routledge Handbook of State Recognition

Routledge Handbook of State Recognition

Its Repercussions for Business International Law', Journal of International Business and Law, 12(1): 89–114. ... Finkelstein, N. (2018) Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom, Oakland, CA: University of California Press.

Author: Gëzim Visoka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351131735

Category: History

Page: 502

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This new handbook provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary overview of the theoretical and empirical aspects of state recognition in international politics. Although the recognition of states plays a central role in shaping global politics, it remains an under-researched and widely dispersed subject. Coherently and innovatively structured, the handbook brings together a group of international scholars who examine the most important theoretical and comparative perspectives on state recognition, including debates about pathways to secession and self-determination, the broad range of actors and strategies that shape the recognition of states and a significant number of contemporary case studies. The handbook is organised into four key sections: Theoretical and normative perspectives Pathways to independent statehood Actors, forms and the process of state recognition Case studies of contemporary state recognition This handbook will be of great interest to students of foreign policy, international relations, international law, comparative politics and area studies. Chapter 19 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license www.routledge.com/9780815354871
Categories: History

Kevin Macdonald s Metaphysical Failure a Philosophical Historical and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology Sociobiology and Identity Politics

Kevin Macdonald   s Metaphysical Failure  a Philosophical  Historical  and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology  Sociobiology  and Identity Politics

5 Yoram Dinstein, The International Law of Belligerent Occupation (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009); for further studies, see Norman Finkelstein, Gaza: An Inquest into Its Martyrdom (Oakland: University of California Press, ...

Author: Jonas E. Alexis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665553827

Category: Philosophy

Page: 660

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In Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure, Jonas E. Alexis offers a thoroughly researched, nuanced and lucid analysis of Kevin MacDonald’s thought, in particular MacDonald’s belief in biological and philosophical Darwinism. It is an important book that fills a critical gap in the literature on the history of revolutionary movements and Darwinism both in the West and in Asia. It is also a study that adds many significant strands to the densely interwoven history of ideas such as Malthusianism and Eugenics. Alexis’s book engages debates in the history of ideas—going back to Madison Grant and beyond—and the history of Darwinism. It challenges many of the life-long prevailing assumptions about identity politics and produces a powerful critique of how “scientific” theories have been misused to uphold misguided and faulty categorizations. Powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented studies, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure presents an in-depth look at key beliefs behind many mistaken and consequently destructive actions taken by numerous writers and thinkers, particularly Darwin’s ardent enthusiasts and devoted disciples. The book presents eye-opening insights into the historical development of Darwin’s ideological project and how that project ended up crippling Darwin’s intellectual children—from Richard Dawkins, Francis Crick, James Watson, Daniel Dennett, Ernst Mayr, and E. O. Wilson to Kevin MacDonald, Richard Spencer, David Duke, and Jared Taylor.
Categories: Philosophy