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Rashid Khalidi

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Rashid Khalidi is the author of six books about the Middle East, including Palestinian Identity, Resurrecting Empire, The Iron Cage, and Sowing Crisis. His writing on Middle Eastern history and politics has appeared in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and many näytä lisää journals. He is the Edward Said Professor of Modern Arab Studies at Columbia University in New York. näytä vähemmän
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The War on Lebanon: A Reader (2007) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset16 kappaletta

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Very well documented and presented, and absolutely gut-wrenching. I was brought up in a conservative household where Zionism didn't have a name but was absolutely the way of thinking. I never fully understood why we were so invested in Israel as they seemed to be the bully of the area, and now that I've read the history of the area I am even more flabbergasted that there are Zionists at all. War crimes and genocidal strategies have been their game for decades, so listening to officials say there is no evidence of them in this massacre is nearly laughable. Freedom for Palestine.… (lisätietoja)
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KallieGrace | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 8, 2024 |
Like many people since the events of October 7 2023 and all that has followed, I have read as much as has reached the media and the usual foreign studies publications but have also been looking for a more comprehensive history of Palestine, Israel and how we have reached where we are today.

There is a awful lot out there, but much seems to want to address the moral correctness of one view over another or alternatively how to get from here to there,whereas i have been looking for an impartial, factual history of the story. I suspect that there is no such work (or at least one or even a few that many would agree as being such a work.

Whilst this book is not that work, as it is clearly written from the Palestinian perspective, as a novice in this area, it seems to be a balanced depiction of that history in that it sets out (one) depiction of the history, highlights why various acts over time have been acceptable or not to the Palestinian people, where they have made mistakes, where Israel (and before its creation the Zionist Movement) and its main supporters (Great Brittan and the USA) have made mistakes, including the workings of the United Nations.

Despite the claims that reach back centuries, the story is mainly one of the 20th century, with its evolution away from colonialization, the development of the notions of statehood, nationhood and peoples and citizenship, the desire of the UK and later the USA to have a friendly, aligned place in the Middle East in order to better safeguard their respective security and economic interests (particularly petroleum interests), the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations.

I am very conscious that I have much more to learn about this ongoing tragedy ( I think I can call it that even if October 7 had never happened), particularly from the Israeli perspective, but this is a very readable starting point as to the history.

As hopefully already clear, this does not address October 7 itself, having been published in 2020, but the history is nevertheless very helpful background.

The only reason I have not awarded 5 stars is because I don't believe that with my amateur status in this arena, I could not confer that grading without being able to test the veracity of the underlying scholarship.

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bigship | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 23, 2024 |
Imprescindible para entender lo que esta pasando entre el Estado de Israel y Palestina. Un conflicto que va camino de la desaparición del pueblo palestino por el sionismo judío, el apoyo de USA, mirar hacia otro lado aunque con buenas palabras por parte de los países del Golfo y los vecinos: Egipto, Jordania, Líbano, Siria
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EUGENIBER | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 24, 2024 |
This book may be one of the best modern books you will read on Palestine. While I have been up in arms about the recent genocidal behaviour of the Israelis, I had also a smattering of understanding of the apartheid regime of Israel.
It is easy to allow emotion to blind you. However, when you read this book, you realise the genuine horror of the situation. Rashid Khalidi lived through some of the bombing, yet wrote a balanced, well-researched book. He does not spare the Palestinian authorities for their incompetence, nor does he spare the Arabic countries for their almost useless approach to the problem.
However, it becomes clear that the Americans have allowed the Israelis free hand. It is also clear that Israel owns American political strategy in the Middle-East.
Excellent companion books to this one are "The General's Son," Orientalism, "Culture and Colonialism." When you read the latter three books, you will understand the cultural context of the Palestinian problem, the genocide and apartheid.

Meanwhile, read this book. The scholarly, readable book does not conceal his pain.
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RajivC | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 26, 2024 |



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