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Gaza in Crisis: Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

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"Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet."—The New York Times Book Review

"Ilan Pappé is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian."—John Pilger

Described by a UN fact-finding mission as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population," Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.

In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, two of the issue's most insightful and prominent critical voices, survey the fallout from Israel's conduct in Gaza and place it into the context of Israel's longstanding occupation of Palestine.

Noam Chomsky is one of the world's foremost social critics, and one of its most prolific. He is author of Failed States and Hegemony or Survival, both New York Times bestsellers. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and is institute professor emeritus in the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy.

Ilan Pappé is professor of history at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, where he is also co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies, director of the Palestine Studies Centre, and a longtime political activist. He is the author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

Review:

"Although much of the material collected here precedes Israel's recent military attack on a Gaza-bound international flotilla of embargo-breaking humanitarian aid, this succinct and eye-opening collection of recent interviews and essays from the renowned linguist and activist Chomsky (Hopes and Prospects) and prominent Israeli historian Pappé (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine) gives essential context to the crisis. The reader will find Chomsky's consistent positions on everything from the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the issue of a one- versus two-state settlement. Pappé adds vital and unexpected historical background, including a chapter on the deep American evangelical roots in the support of Zionism and the birth of modern Arab nationalism in Palestine. Pappé and Chomsky are not perfectly in synch on every point: Chomsky remains skeptical of an academic boycott of Israel, for instance, called for in the past by Pappé and others. But the fundamentals of the crisis--and its scale in humanitarian, moral and political terms--are clear, as well as clearly expressed, between them. This sober and unflinching analysis should be read and reckoned with by anyone concerned with practicable change in the long-suffering region. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

Book News Annotation:

This work contains separately-authored essays (and one joint interview) from Papp, a professor of history at the U. of Exeter, UK, who has been a long-time leftist observer and commentator on the Israel/Palestine conflict and Chomsky, who probably needs no introduction as a prominent leftist critic of US foreign policy since the Vietnam era discussing--as the subtitle puts it, but accurately reflecting the perspectives of Papp and Chomsky--"Israel's war against the Palestinians." The materials explore US involvement in the Palestine question, the erasure of the Nakbah (the "catastrophe," or the expulsion of Palestinians from their homes and communities in 1948) in Israeli history, the Israeli assault on Gaza in 2009, the chance for developing a plan for a democratic one-state solution for all of Israel/Palestine (this from Papp, as Chomsky remains characteristically dismissive of the one-state solution), the economic ghetto-ization of Palestine, Israeli violence in Gaza in the years prior to the all-out assault of 2009, and possibilities for future peace. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In the wake of Israel's barbaric “Operation Cast Lead,” Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe put the recent campaign against Gaza into context.

About the Author

Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are the bestsellers Hegemony or Survival, recommended by Hugo Chavez in the United Nations, and Failed States. He is Institute Professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ilan Pappe´is professor of history at the University of Exeter in the UK, where he is also co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies, and director of the Palestine Studies Centre. He is author of the bestselling The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine (Oneworld), A History of Modern Palestine (Cambridge), The Israel/Palestine Question (Routledge), and is a long time political activist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781608460977
Author:
Pappe, Ilan
Publisher:
Haymarket Books
Author:
Papp, Ilan
Author:
Chomsky, Noam
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, Ilan
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Papp
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Human Rights
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Middle East - General
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Essays
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International Relations
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Politics-Political Science
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Although much of the material collected here precedes Israel's recent military attack on a Gaza-bound international flotilla of embargo-breaking humanitarian aid, this succinct and eye-opening collection of recent interviews and essays from the renowned linguist and activist Chomsky (Hopes and Prospects) and prominent Israeli historian Pappé (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine) gives essential context to the crisis. The reader will find Chomsky's consistent positions on everything from the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to the issue of a one- versus two-state settlement. Pappé adds vital and unexpected historical background, including a chapter on the deep American evangelical roots in the support of Zionism and the birth of modern Arab nationalism in Palestine. Pappé and Chomsky are not perfectly in synch on every point: Chomsky remains skeptical of an academic boycott of Israel, for instance, called for in the past by Pappé and others. But the fundamentals of the crisis--and its scale in humanitarian, moral and political terms--are clear, as well as clearly expressed, between them. This sober and unflinching analysis should be read and reckoned with by anyone concerned with practicable change in the long-suffering region. (Nov.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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In the wake of Israel's barbaric “Operation Cast Lead,” Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe put the recent campaign against Gaza into context.
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