What Does Israel Fear from Palestine? (Paperback)
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What Does Israel Fear from Palestine? (Paperback)

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Paperback 128 Pages
Published: 06/06/2024
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When the state of Israel was formed in 1948, it precipitated the Nakba or 'disaster': the displacement of the Palestine nation, creating fracture-lines which continue to erupt in violent and tragic ways today.

In the years that followed, while the Berlin Wall crumbled and South Africa abolished apartheid, the Israeli government rejected every opportunity for reconciliation with Palestine. But Raja Shehadeh, human rights lawyer and Palestine's greatest living writer, suggests that this does not mean the two nations cannot work together as partners on the road to peace, not genocide.

In graceful, devastatingly observed prose, this is a fresh perspective for a time of great need.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781805223474
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 100 g
Dimensions: 176 x 110 x 10 mm
Edition: Main


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An attempt to understand Israeli actions in Gaza, and a lament that the Palestinian story is still not properly heard ... [Shehadeh's] searching analysis offers insights for readers coming new to the situation and others who wish to face it afresh - 'Book of the Day', Guardian

Measured, lawyerly but always very readable... As the book comes to a close, as if summoning a last reserve of strength, [Shehadeh] manages a message of hope. Perhaps, he writes, the utter nightmarishness of the past few months may achieve what decades of war and negotiation have failed to resolve: a lasting peace - Observer

Elegantly written ... suffused with anger without descending into bitterness - Irish Times

Praise for Raja Shehadeh: In his moral clarity and baring of the heart, his self-questioning and insistence on focusing on the experience of the individual within the storms of nationalist myth and hubris, Shehadeh recalls writers such as Ghassan Kanafani and Primo Levi - New York Times

A buoy in a sea of bleakness - Rachel Kushner

Shehadeh is a great inquiring spirit with a tone that is vivid, ironic, melancholy and wise - Colm Tóibín

Palestine's greatest prose writer - Observer

Luminously clear-sighted ... By turns lyrical, witty and shrewd, Shehadeh is an excellent companion - Prospect

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“Essential reading for everyone and anyone.”

This is essential reading for everyone I think. Its bite-size nature makes it perfect for a quick read that covers both a brief history of the region and the conflict as well as more recent developments. It... More

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