The New Intifada: Resisting Israel's Apartheid

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Roane Carey
Verso, 2001 - History - 354 pages
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Frustrated by the failure of the peace process to end the occupation, and outraged by Ariel Sharon's invasion of the Haram Al-Sharif in East Jerusalem, the Palestinian population of Israel and the Occupied Territories rose up in September 2000. The second Intifada has raged ever since. Here, a group of experts, many of them directly involved in the conflict, trace the course of the uprising, its consequences for the Palestinian people and the Israeli state, and its likely impact on the future of peace in the Middle East. The scholar Edward Said picks apart the fraudulence of the vaunted peace process; Noam Chomsky reveals how the US government has helped prevent a just resolution of the conflict; Amira Hass, Palestinian affairs correspondent for Ha'aretz, discusses the duplicitous methods of the Israeli media and government; Robert Fisk describes the genocidal legacy of Ariel Sharon and the Israeli occupation of Lebanon; and prizewinning novelist Ahdaf Soueif reports on her visit to Jerusalem at the height of the Intifada. Other contributors provide first-hand reports from the refugee camps and Palestinian schools, and from the front line of the Intifada. Photographs provide searing testimony to the costs and the indefatigability of the resistance. Maps illustrate the stranglehold Israel exerts over the Palestinian territories. The case for an international grassroots movement for Palestinian rights is made with persuasive clarity. The resonance of The New Intifada will help to build a platform for such a campaign and educate those who can be won to it. 30 b/w photographs. Contributors: Ali Abunimah, Ghassan Andoni, Omar Barghouti, Nidal Barham, Azmi Bishara, Noam Chomsky, Robert Fisk, Muna Hamzeh, Hussein Ibish, Jan de Jong, Jennifer Loewenstein, Nancy Murray, Allegra Pacheco, Mouin Rabbani, Glenn Robinson, Sara Roy, Edward Said, Salman Abu Sitta, Gita Svirsky, Ahdaf Soueif, Mayssoun Sukarieh, Alison Weir.

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This is a timely story of the Al-Aqsa Intifada, the Palestinian uprising that began after the current Israeli prime minister's controversial visit to the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount in September 2000 ... Read full review


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Roane Carey is the Managing Editor of the Nation, editor of The New Intifada and co-editor of The Other Israel.

Omar Barghouti is a human rights activist, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel and the BDS movement, and author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.

Edward W. Said (1935–2003) was University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia. A member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of Literature and of Kings College Cambridge, his celebrated works include Orientalism, The End of the Peace Process, Power, Politics and Culture, and the memoir Out of Place. He is also the editor, with Christopher Hitchens, of Blaming the Victims, published by Verso. New Left Review published an obituary in Nov–Dec 2003.

Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of American Power and the New Mandarins, Manufacturing Consent (with Ed Herman), Deterring Democracy, Year 501, World Orders Old and New, Powers and Prospects, Profit over People, The New Military Humanism and Rogue States.

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