Synopses & Reviews
The unique model of apartheid, colonisation and military occupation that Israel imposes on the Palestinians, along with myriad violations of international law, have made Palestine the moral cause of a generation. Yet many people continue to ask, ‘what can we do?
Generation Palestine helps to answer this question by bringing together Palestinian and international activists in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The movement aims to pressure Israel until it complies with International Law, mirroring the model that was successfully utilised against South African apartheid.
With essays written by a wide selection of contributors, Generation Palestine follows the BDS movements model of inclusivity and collaboration. Contributors include Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Ken Loach, Iain Banks, Ronnie Kasrils, Professor Richard Falk, Ilan Pappe, Omar Barghouti, Ramzy Baroud and Archbishop Attallah Hannah, alongside other internationally acclaimed artists, writers, academics and grassroots activists.
Lively account of how people power has shaped British history -- from Peterloo to the Poll tax and beyond.
About the Author
Rich Wiles is Coordinator of International Relations at Lajee Center in Aida Refugee Camp, Palestine. He is a photographer, writer and activist whose work has been exhibited internationally and featured in the British Journal of Photography and the Times Educational Supplement. His books include Behind the Wall: Life, Love and Struggle in Palestine (2010) and Flying Home (2009).
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements - Rich Wiles
Foreword - Archbishop Desmond Tutu
Part I: BDS: The Historical Context
1. BDS: Palestine's Global Battle that must be Won - Ramzy Baroud
2. Boycott, Bricks and the Four Pillars of the South African Struggle - Ronnie Kasrils
3. India's Freedom Struggle and Today's BDS Movement - Prabir Purukayathra and Ayesha Kidwai
4. The US Civil Rights and Black Liberation Movement: Lessons and Applications for the Palestinian Liberation Movement - Kali Akuno
Part II: The Palestinian Call for BDS
5. The 2005 Palestinian Call for BDS - Official Text of the BDS Call
6. Why Palestinians Called for BDS - Raji Sorani
7. Self-Determination and the Right of Return: Interlinked and Indivisible Rights - Nidal al-Azza 8. Levelling the Scales by Force: Thoughts on Normalisation - Rifat Odeh Kassis
9. International Law, Apartheid, and Israeli Responses to BDS - Professor Richard Falk
10. Towards a Just and Lasting Peace: Kairos Palestine and the Lead of the Palestinian Church - Archbishop Atallah Hanna
Part III: Economy, Academia and Culture
11. BDS: Perspectives of an Israeli Economist - Shir Hever
12. Colonialism, the Peace Process and the Academic Boycott - Ilan Pappe
13. Faithless in the Holy Land: A Musician's Journey to Boycott - Dave Randall
14. Our People - Iain Banks
15. Why We Back the Boycott Campaign - Ken Loach, Paul Laverty and Rebecca O'Brien
Part IV: Activists and Activism
16. Derailing Veoli- Adri Nieuwhof
17. The Case of the Edinburgh 5 - Mick Napier
18. Worker to Worker Solidarity: BDS in the Trade Union Movement - Rafeef Ziadeh
19. The Derry versus Raytheon Struggle - Eamonn McCann
20. Israeli Apartheid Week: A Gauge of the Global BDS Campaign - Hazem Jamjoum
Part V: BDS - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
21. Palestine's South Africa Moment has Finally Arrived - Omar Barghouti
Notes on Contributors