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After Zionism: One State for Israel and Palestine
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"Nothing will change until we are capable of imagining a radically different future. By bringing together many of the clearest and most ethical thinkers about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, this book gives us the intellectual tools we need to do just that. Courageous and exciting."—Naomi Klein
After Zionism brings together some of the worlds leading thinkers on the Middle East question to dissect the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians, and to explore possible forms of a one-state solution.
Time is running out for the two-state solution because of the unending and permanent Jewish colonization of Palestinian land. Although deep mistrust exists on both sides of the conflict, growing numbers of Palestinians and Israelis, Jews and Arabs are working together to forge a different future.
Whatever the political solution may be, Palestinian and Israeli lives are intertwined, enmeshed, irrevocably. This daring and timely collection includes essays by Omar Barghouti, John Mearsheimer, Ilan Pappe, Sara Roy, and Jonathan Cook.
Antony Loewenstein is an Australian journalist, activist, and blogger. He is the author of two best-selling books, My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution. He has written for The Guardian, The Nation, The Huffington Post, and Haaretz.
Ahmed Moor is a Palestinian American journalist, blogger, and activist. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera English. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in public policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government.
"It's hard to imagine that these 14 essays seeking to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will change many minds, but that is the hope. The very title will be off-putting to almost all supporters of Israel, and the editors make clear in their introduction that the issue isn't whether a two-state solution is practical at this stage, but that such an approach is inherently unjust. In that sense even-handedness is not the order of the day here, but within this particular frame Loewenstein and Moor present a set of diverse perspectives that challenge the unacceptable status quo while critiquing both Israeli and Palestinian leaders. UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi's 'The Power of Narrative: Reimagining the Palestinian Struggle,' is a typical entry. He rightfully asks, 'Is it really Ã¢Â€Â˜realistic' or Ã¢Â€Â˜pragmatic' to expect Palestinians to determine their rights and articulate their aspirations on the basis of what Israelis deem to be acceptable?' At a time when Israeli society has shifted increasingly to the right and narrowed the acceptable limits of conversation, this volume offers valuable contributions to a debate that should be front and center, yet is confined to ever-smaller margins. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
After Zionism dissects the century-long conflict between Zionism and the Palestinians and explores possible forms for a one-state solution.
About the Author
Antony Loewenstein is an Australian journalist, activist and blogger. He is the author of two bestselling books, My Israel Question, and The Blogging Revolution. He has written for the Guardian, the Nation, Huffington Post, Haaretz and other prominent publications.
Ahmed Moor is a Palestinian-American journalist, blogger and activist. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, the Guardian and Al Jazeera English. He is currently pursuing a masters degree in Public Policy at Harvard Universitys Kennedy School of Government.
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