A Quiet Revolution

Author: Mary Elizabeth King
Format: PDF
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Looks at the strategies used to begin negotiated settlements in the first Palestinian Intifada, and the impact that the media has on such affairs.

Der Weg zur Quelle

Author: Ben Ehrenreich
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446256334
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Drei Jahre lang hat Ben Ehrenreich palästinensische Familien im Westjordanland begleitet. Er hat ihre Sorgen geteilt, er hat ihre Wut erlebt, er hat mit ihnen gelacht. Und er gibt ihrer Erfahrung eine Stimme. Seine in ihrer Dringlichkeit und literarischen Kraft überwältigende Reportage erzählt von Menschen, die versuchen, in einer Atmosphäre ständig drohender Gewalt ihren Überlebenswillen zu bewahren: durch Stoizismus, durch aktiven Widerstand, durch geradezu aufsässige Lebensfreude. Gerade weil Ehrenreich auf neutrale Distanz verzichtet und Zeugnis ablegen will, bringt er uns palästinensisches Leben auf eine Weise nahe, wie es im Stimmengewirr des scheinbar ausweglosen Konflikts kaum mehr erfahrbar ist.

Resisting under Occupation A Palestinian Uyghur Comparison

Author: Daniel James Schuster
Publisher: Anchor Academic Publishing
ISBN: 3960676654
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comparative study of the resistance behavior between the Palestinians and Chinese Uyghurs delineates the commonalities of the two case studies in terms of circumstances and resistance behavior, while creating its research puzzle from their differences of the latter. The research question asks what explains the variation in resistance behavior between the two groups given their similarities. The study analyses the commonalities and differences of resistance behavior with regards to a „resistance spectrum”, starting with ‘frames’ („How is the conflict framed?”), continuing with an investigation of the non-violent forms of action-based resistance (poetry, songs, protests, etc.), concluding with an analysis of the violent forms of resistance. The study relies upon four different theories in its hypotheses’ development in order to test different variables for explaining the research puzzle.

Nonviolent Resistance in the Second Intifada

Author: M. Hallward
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230337775
Format: PDF, ePub
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Offering diverse perspectives from scholars, practitioners, and activists, this bookillustrates the potential strengths and challenges of unarmed resistance in Palestine by Palestinians as well as of internationals and Israelis acting in solidarity.

The Way to the Spring

Author: Ben Ehrenreich
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698148193
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From an award-winning journalist, a brave and necessary immersion into the everyday struggles of Palestinian life Over the past three years, American writer Ben Ehrenreich has been traveling to and living in the West Bank, staying with Palestinian families in its largest cities and its smallest villages. Along the way he has written major stories for American outlets, including a remarkable New York Times Magazine cover story. Now comes the powerful new work that has always been his ultimate goal, The Way to the Spring. We are familiar with brave journalists who travel to bleak or war-torn places on a mission to listen and understand, to gather the stories of people suffering from extremes of oppression and want: Katherine Boo, Ryszard Kapuściński, Ted Conover, and Philip Gourevitch among them. Palestine is, by any measure, whatever one's politics, one such place. Ruled by the Israeli military, set upon and harassed constantly by Israeli settlers who admit unapologetically to wanting to drive them from the land, forced to negotiate an ever more elaborate and more suffocating series of fences, checkpoints, and barriers that have sundered home from field, home from home, this is a population whose living conditions are unique, and indeed hard to imagine. In a great act of bravery, empathy and understanding, Ben Ehrenreich, by placing us in the footsteps of ordinary Palestinians and telling their story with surpassing literary power and grace, makes it impossible for us to turn away.