The untold story of the West-Eastern Divan, an orchestra reaching across the Israeli-Arab divide. Bringing together young musicians from Palestine, Israel and other countries of the Middle East, the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra is both one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the world and a rare note of hope in a war-torn region.
A major new translation of remarkable, late poems by the great Palestinian poet: Mahmoud Darwish was the Palestinian national poet. One of the greatest poets of the last half-century, his work evokes the loss of his homeland and is suffused with the pain of dispossession, exile and loss.
Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said
edited by Basak Ertur and Muge Gursoy Sokmen.Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Edward Said and his scholarship, Waiting for the Barbarians
looks at Said the public intellectual and literary critic, and his political and intellectual legacy: the future through the lens of his work.
This paperback edition includes a new preface examining recent developments in the Israel–
Palestine conflict and the misuse of anti-semitism, and a new chapter analysing the controversy surrounding Israel's construction of the West Bank wall.Image and Reality of the Israel-Palestine Conflict
by Norman G. Finkelstein
A fully updated new edition, by the author of The Holocaust Industry
. First published in 1995, this acclaimed study challenges generally accepted truths of the Israel-Palestine conflict as well as much of the revisionist literature. This new edition critically reexamines dominant popular and scholarly images in the light of the current failures of the peace process.The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering
by Norman G. Finkelstein
Controversial indictment of those who exploit the tragedy of the Holocaust for their own gain. Recalling Holocaust fraudsters such as Jerzy Kosiński and Binjamin Wilkomirski, as well as the demagogic constructions of writers like Daniel Goldhagen, Finkelstein contends that the main danger posed to the memory of Nazism’s victims comes from some of the very people who profess most passionately to defend it.Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation
Edited by Mateo Hoke and Cate Malek
What is life really like in Gaza and the West Bank? Part of the highly acclaimed Voices of Witness oral history series, Palestine Speaks
is essential reading for anyone who wants to better understand the Israel–Palestine crisis.
A collection of strong Jewish voices exploring some of the most provocative topics faced by the Jewish diaspora such as international law, self-hatred, human rights and the multiplicity of the Jewish identity.In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story
by Ghada Karmi
A powerful biographical story, Ghada Karmi's acclaimed memoir relates her childhood in Palestine, flight to Britain after the catastrophe, and coming of age in Golders Green, the north London Jewish suburb. Return: A Palestinian Memoir
by Ghada KarmiHaving grown up in Britain following her family's exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel’s occupation.In her quest, she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarised and barely recognisable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Her encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.
by Samir Kassir
A passionate meditation on contemporary Arab identity.
Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people of the Middle East to reject both Western double standards and Islamism in order to take the future into their own hands. Passionately written and brilliantly argued, this rallying cry for change has now been heard by millions.
Baruch Kimmerling’s new book describes Sharon’s quest to reshape the whole geopolitical landscape of the Middle East. He describes how Sharon is committed to politicide, the destruction of the Palestinian political identity, and how he has won the support of powerful elements within Israeli society and the present American administration in order to achieve this.
One of Israel's most independent writers demystifies the "peace camp" liberals.The Punishment of Gaza
by Gideon Levy
Israel’s 2009 invasion of Gaza was an act of aggression that killed over a thousand Palestinians and devastated the infrastructure of an already impoverished enclave. The Punishment of Gaza
shows how the ground was prepared for the assault and documents its continuing effects.The Case for Sanctions Against Israel
edited by Audrea Lim
Leading international voices argue for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel. In July 2011, Israel passed legislation outlawing the public support of boycott activities against the state, corporations, and settlements, adding a crackdown on free speech to its continuing blockade of Gaza and the expansion of illegal settlements. Nonetheless, the campaign for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) continues to grow in strength within Israel and Palestine, as well as in Europe and the US.
With contributions by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Merav Amir, Hind Awwad, Mustafa Barghouthi, Omar Barghouti, Dalit Baum, Joel Beinin, John Berger
, Nada Elia, Marc H. Ellis, Noura Erakat, Neve Gordon, Ran Greenstein, Ronald Kasrils, Jamal Khader, Naomi Klein
, Paul Laverty, Mark LeVine, David Lloyd, Ken Loach, Haneen Maikey, Rebecca O'Brien, Ilan Pappe
, Jonathan Pollak, Laura Pulido, Lisa Taraki, Rebecca Vilkomerson, Michael Warschawski, and Slavoj Žižek If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
by Mike Marqusee
A deeply felt memoir exploring Jewish identity and history.
If I Am Not For Myself
is a passionate, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to be Jewish in the twenty-first century. It traces the author’s upbringing in 1960s Jewish-American suburbia, his anti-war and pro-Palestinian activism on the British left, and life as a Jew among Muslims in Pakistan, Morocco, and Britain. Plowshares into Swords: From Zionism to Israel
by Arno Mayer
An eminent historian returns with an authoritative history of Zionism and Israel. This rich, authoritative history chronicles the Zionist Israeli quest from its origins in pre-Great War Europe. Plowshares Into Swords
traces the development of political Zionism’s primal resolve to implant a state for Jews in a Middle East of ever greater strategic importance.
The Revenge of HistoryThe Idea of Israel: A History of Power and Knowledge
by Seumas Milne
From 9/11 to the Arab Spring and beyond – encompassing the economic crisis, the rise of China, and conflicts in the Middle East – The Revenge of History
turns the orthodoxies of the past generation on their head.Voice of Hezbollah: The Statements of Sayed Hassan Nasrallah
edited by Nicholas Noe Voice of Hezbollah
brings to an English-speaking readership for the first time Nasrallah’s speeches and interviews: the intricate, deeply populist arguments and promises that he has made from the mid-1980s to the present day. Newly translated from the Arabic, and with an introduction by one of the foremost writers on Lebanon, Voice of Hezbollah
is critical to the understanding of the man and the movement.
by Ilan Pappe
A major new history of Zionism and Israel, by the renowned author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.
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 Returns of Zionism: Myths, Politics and Scolarship
by Gabriel Piterberg
In this original and wide-ranging study, Gabriel Piterberg examines the ideology and literature behind the colonization of Palestine, from the late nineteenth century to the present.Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation e
dited by Vijay Prashad
Impassioned and intimate writing to Palestinians from celebrated American writers: this book traces this swelling American recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, in writing that is personal, lyrical, anguished, and inspiring. Some of the leading writers of our time, such as Junot Díaz and Teju Cole, poets and essayists, novelists and scholars, Palestinian American activists like Huwaida Arraf, Noura Erakat, and Remi Kanazi, give voice to feelings of empathy and solidarity—as well as anger at US support for Israeli policy—in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems. This is a landmark work of controversial, committed literary writing.