Searching Jenin

Searching Jenin

The Jenin refugee camp is a focal point in the Israeli - Palestinian conflict . The plight of this small camp with its ... Searching Jenin gives people of the camp the opportunity to reply . These testimonies recount Palestinian losses ...

Author: Ramzy Baroud

Publisher: Cune Press

ISBN: 1885942346

Category: History

Page: 287

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Forty-two testimonies of Palestinians from the Jenin refugee camp who survived the Israeli army invasion in April 2002.
Categories: History

Nakba

Nakba

In Searching Jenin (Baroud 2003), a number of the narrators of the attack on the camp frame their account, and the trajectories made visible from “within-the-attack,” in relation to 1948. The book, a collection of first-person ...

Author: Ahmad H. Sa'di

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509701

Category: History

Page: 416

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For outside observers, current events in Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank are seldom related to the collective memory of ordinary Palestinians. But for Palestinians themselves, the iniquities of the present are experienced as a continuous replay of the injustice of the past. By focusing on memories of the Nakba or "catastrophe" of 1948, in which hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were dispossessed to create the state of Israel, the contributors to this volume illuminate the contemporary Palestinian experience and clarify the moral claims they make for justice and redress. The book's essays consider the ways in which Palestinians have remembered and organized themselves around the Nakba, a central trauma that continues to be refracted through Palestinian personal and collective memory. Analyzing oral histories and written narratives, poetry and cinema, personal testimony and courtroom evidence, the authors show how the continuing experience of violence, displacement, and occupation have transformed the pre-Nakba past and the land of Palestine into symbols of what has been and continues to be lost. Nakba brings to light the different ways in which Palestinians experienced and retain in memory the events of 1948. It is the first book to examine in detail how memories of Palestine's cataclysmic past are shaped by differences of class, gender, generation, and geographical location. In exploring the power of the past, the authors show the urgency of the question of memory for understanding the contested history of the present. Contributors: Lila Abu Lughod, Columbia University; Diana Keown Allan, Harvard University; Haim Bresheeth, University of East London; Rochelle Davis, Georgetown University; Samera Esmeir, University of California, Berkeley; Isabelle Humphries, University of Surrey; Lena Jayyusi, Zayed University; Laleh Khalili, SOAS, University of London; Omar Al-Qattan, filmmaker; Ahmad H. Sa'di, Ben-Gurion University; Rosemary Sayigh, Lebanon-based anthropologist; Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles
Categories: History

Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century An Encyclopedia and Document Collection 4 volumes

Middle East Conflicts from Ancient Egypt to the 21st Century  An Encyclopedia and Document Collection  4 volumes

Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion. Seattle, WA: Cune, 2003. Goldberg, Brett. A Psalm in Jenin. Tel Aviv: Modan, 2003. Reporters without Borders, eds. Israel/Palestine: The Black Book. Sterling, VA: Pluto, 2003 ...

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853531

Category: History

Page: 1818

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With more than 1,100 cross-referenced entries covering every aspect of conflict in the Middle East, this definitive scholarly reference provides readers with a substantial foundation for understanding contemporary history in the most volatile region in the world. • Provides more than 1,100 A–Z entries on various military, political, and social topics connected with conflict in the Middle East • Features contributions from approximately 200 distinguished scholars and independent historians from a variety of disciplines • Devotes a full volume to key documents relevant to conflict in the Middle East throughout history • Includes more than 100 illustrations depicting conflict in the Middle East, plus dozens of maps depicting major geopolitical relationships, large scale military operations, and individual battles on land and sea
Categories: History

The Encyclopedia of the Arab Israeli Conflict A Political Social and Military History 4 volumes

The Encyclopedia of the Arab Israeli Conflict  A Political  Social  and Military History  4 volumes

Searching Jenin: EyewitnessAccounts of the Israeli Invasion. Seattle, WA: Cune, 2003. Goldberg, Brett. A Psalm in Jenin.Tel Aviv: Modan, 2003. Reporters without Borders, eds. Israel/Palestine: The Black Book. Sterling, VA: Pluto, 2003.

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851098422

Category: History

Page: 1553

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This exhaustive work offers readers at multiple levels key insights into the military, political, social, cultural, and religious origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict. • With more than 750 alphabetically organized entries covering everything from important people, places, and events to a wide range of social and cultural topics—each entry featuring cross references and suggestions for further reading • A separate documents volume offering an unprecedented collection of more than 150 essential primary sources • Over 500 images, including maps, photographs, and illustrations • A comprehensive introductory overview by retired general Anthony Zinni
Categories: History

Documentary Cinema in Israel Palestine

Documentary Cinema in Israel Palestine

Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion, 2002 (Seattle: Cune Press, 2003), p. 23. 6 Talal Asad, On Suicide Bombing (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007), p. 48. 7 Judith Butler has famously critiqued the ...

Author: Shirly Bahar

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781838606800

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Alongside the upsurge in violence that came with the downfall of the Oslo era in the early 2000s, a new wave of documentaries emerged that centered on Palestinians' and Mizrahim's (Jews of Middle Eastern origins) historical and lived experiences of pain and oppression across Israel-Palestine and beyond. The documentaries challenge the systemic removal of self-represented Palestinian and Mizrahi pain from mainstream media and the public realm dominated by Israel. . This book explores how Palestinians and Mizrahim perform their long endured pain on screen. Analysing key documentary films from the first decade of the 2000s, Shirly Bahar offers a nuanced reading of the cinematic documentary corpus emerging from Israel-Palestine, as well Palestinians' and Mizrahim's different and unequal yet interrelated forms of oppression and racialization under Israeli rule. While pain sets them apart, the documentary representations of pain of Palestinians and Mizrahim invite us to consider reconnection by focusing on the very relational nature of pain.
Categories: Performing Arts

Music Politics and Violence

Music  Politics  and Violence

See Peter Beaumont, “Ten-Day Ordeal in Crucible of Jenin,” Guardian, April 14, 2002, for further information, www.guardian.co.uk/ world/2002/apr/14/israel (accessed July 14, 2010). 3. Ramzy Baroud, Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts ...

Author: Susan Fast

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573391

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Music and violence have been linked since antiquity in ritual, myth, and art. Considered together they raise fundamental questions about creativity, discourse, and music’s role in society. The essays in this collection investigate a wealth of issues surrounding music and violence—issues that cross political boundaries, time periods, and media—and provide cross-cultural case studies of musical practices ranging from large-scale events to regionally specific histories. Following the editors’ substantive introduction, which lays the groundwork for conceptualizing new ways of thinking about music as it relates to violence, three broad themes are followed: the first set of essays examines how music participates in both overt and covert forms of violence; the second section explores violence and reconciliation; and the third addresses healing, post-memorials, and memory. Music, Politics, and Violence affords space to look at music as an active agent rather than as a passive art, and to explore how music and violence are closely—and often uncomfortably—entwined. CONTRIBUTORS include Nicholas Attfield, Catherine Baker, Christina Baade, J. Martin Daughtry, James Deaville, David A. McDonald, Kevin C. Miller, Jonathan Ritter, Victor A. Vicente, and Amy Lynn Wlodarski.
Categories: Music

Mornings in Jenin

Mornings in Jenin

Through Amal, the bright granddaughter of the patriarch, we witness the stories of her brothers: one, a stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; the other who in sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause will become his enemy.

Author: Susan Abulhawa

Publisher: Bloomsbury UK

ISBN: 1408805871

Category: Arab-Israeli conflict

Page: 331

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Palestine, 1941. In the small village of Ein Hod a father leads a procession of his family and workers through the olive groves. As they move through the trees the green fruits drop onto the orchard floor; the ancient cycle of the seasons providing another bountiful harvest. 1948. The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to live in a refugee camp in Jenin. Through Amal, the bright granddaughter of the patriarch, we witness the stories of her brothers: one, a stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; the other who in sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause will become his enemy. Amal's own dramatic story threads its way through six decades of Palestinian-Israeli tension, eventually taking her into exile in Pensylvania in America. Amal's is a story of love and loss, of childhood, marriage and parenthood, and finally the need to share her history with her daughter, to preserve the greatest love she has. Richly told and full of humanity, Mornings in Jeninforces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining political conflicts of our lifetime. It is an extraordinary debut.
Categories: Arab-Israeli conflict

Light the Road of Freedom

Light the Road of Freedom

... Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion (Seattle: Cune Press, 2003). 14. Sharon Weill, “The Targeted Killing of Salah Shehadeh: From Gaza to Madrid,” Journal of International Criminal Justice (2009): 617–31; ...

Author: Sahbaa Al-Barbari

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772125702

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Sahbaa Al-Barbari’s story provides a unique perspective on Palestinian experiences before and after the 1948 Nakba. Born and educated in Gaza, Al-Barbari was an activist in her community. When Israel occupied the Gaza Strip in 1967, Al-Barbari and her husband Mu’in Bseiso became refugees, stripped of their residency rights and forced to live in exile for the next three decades. While in exile, moving from Lebanon to Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Egypt, and finally Tunisia, Al-Barbari held tight to her hope of one day returning to Gaza. Her life speaks volumes about the struggle experienced by millions of disenfranchised Palestinians, separated from family members and their homeland. This is the second book in the Women’s Voices from Gaza series, which honours women’s unique and underrepresented perspectives on the social, material, and political realities of Palestinian life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Contemporary State Terrorism

Contemporary State Terrorism

(2003) Searching Jenin: eyewitness accounts of the Israeli invasion, Seattle: Cune Press. Blakeley, R. (2009) State terrorism and neoliberalism: the North in the South, London: Routledge. B'Tselem (2003) 'Soldier testimony: “IDF ...

Author: Richard Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135245153

Category: History

Page: 240

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This volume aims to ‘bring the state back into terrorism studies’ and fill the notable gap that currently exists in our understanding of the ways in which states employ terrorism as a political strategy of internal governance or foreign policy. Within this broader context, the volume has a number of specific aims. First, it aims to make the argument that state terrorism is a valid and analytically useful concept which can do much to illuminate our understanding of state repression and governance, and illustrate the varieties of actors, modalities, aims, forms, and outcomes of this form of contemporary political violence. Secondly, by discussing a rich and diverse set of empirical case studies of contemporary state terrorism this volume explores and tests theoretical notions, generates new questions and provides a resource for further research. Thirdly, it contributes to a critical-normative approach to the study of terrorism more broadly and challenges dominant approaches and perspectives which assume that states, particularly Western states, are primarily victims and not perpetrators of terrorism. Given the scarceness of current and past research on state terrorism, this volume will make a genuine contribution to the wider field, particularly in terms of ongoing efforts to generate more critical approaches to the study of political terrorism. This book will be of much interest to students of critical terrorism studies, critical security studies, terrorism and political violence and political theory in general. Richard Jackson is Reader in International Politics at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He is the founding editor of the Routledge journal, Critical Studies on Terrorism and the convenor of the BISA Critical Studies on Terrorism Working Group (CSTWG). Eamon Murphy is Professor of History and International Relations at Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia. Scott Poynting is Professor in Sociology at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Categories: History

A White Lie

A White Lie

Scholars such as Ramzy Baroud, in Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion 2002 (2003), have used oral testimonies in more comprehensive works to gain a fuller understanding of specific events (in this case, ...

Author: Madeeha Hafez Albatta

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 9781772125184

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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Palestinian refugees in Gaza have lived in camps for five generations, experiencing hardship and uncertainty. In the absence of official histories, oral narratives handed down from generation to generation bear witness to life in Palestine before and after the 1948 Nakba—the catastrophe of dispossession. These narratives maintain traditions, keep alive names of destroyed villages, and record stories of the fight for dignity and freedom. The Women’s Voices from Gaza Series honours women’s unique and underrepresented perspectives on the social, material, and political realities of Palestinian life. In A White Lie, the first volume in this series, Madeeha Hafez Albatta chronicles her life in Gaza and beyond. Among her remarkable achievements was establishing some of the first schools for refugee children in Gaza.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography