Peaceful Resistance: Building a Palestinian University Under Occupation (Paperback)
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Peaceful Resistance: Building a Palestinian University Under Occupation (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 09/10/2009
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This book tells the remarkable story of Birzeit University, Palestine's oldest university in the Occupied Territories.

Founded against the backdrop of occupation, it is open to all students, regardless of income. Putting the study of democracy and tolerance at the heart of its curriculum, Birzeit continues to produce idealistic young people who can work to bring about a peaceful future.

Gabi Baramki explains how the University has survived against shocking odds, including direct attacks where Israeli soldiers have shot unarmed students. Baramki himself has been dragged from his home at night, beaten and arrested. Yet Birzeit continues to thrive, putting peace at the heart of its teaching, and offering Palestinians the opportunities that only education can bring.

Publisher: Pluto Press
ISBN: 9780745329314
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 215 x 135 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'Gabi Baramki's tireless devotion to Birzeit University has allowed the institution to survive and even thrive against incredible odds' -- President Jimmy Carter, from the Foreword
'A tribute to the humanity of Palestinians, individually and collectively, who have managed to prevail under the most dehumanising conditions of the Israeli military occupation. An authentic and powerful act of affirmation' -- Dr Hanan Ashrawi
'Told with humanity, dignity and humour, Birzeit's personal story is a beacon of hope in a troubled world' -- Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE
An inspiring account' -- Paolo Cotta-Ramusino Secretary General of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

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