Synopses & Reviews
I believe that discussions of whether a one-state or a two-state solution to this conflict is preferable have a slightly surreal quality in the current critical environment. What has to be done is not to debate how many states can dance on the head of a pin, but rather to devise how to reverse& mdash;very rapidly& mdash;the powerful current dynamic and get the Palestinian people out of the state they are in. The highly inequitable de facto one-state 'solution' now in effect looks more and more entrenched, but, paradoxically, I predict it will become more and more untenable and more violently unstable as time goes on.-From the new introduction
The foundational text on everyone's reading list, Palestinian Identity now features a new introduction by the author that reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood. Khalidi also considers the future, expressing cautious optimism toward Israel's recognition of a Palestinian political entity yet wondering whether such acknowledgement will lead to Palestinian statehood and independence.
This foundational text now features a new introduction by Rashid Khalidi reflecting on the significance of his work over the past decade and its relationship to the struggle for Palestinian nationhood. Khalidi also casts an eye to the future, noting the strength of Palestinian identity and social solidarity yet wondering whether current trends will lead to Palestinian statehood and independence.