The Eye of the Mirror

  • Title: The Eye of the Mirror
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Liana Badr (Author), Samira Kawar (Author), Fadia Faqir (Editor)
  • Publisher: Garnet Publishing
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10: 1859642012
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859642016
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 266
  • Size / Format: 1,1 mb / pdf
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Description: The Arab Women Writers series presents the best of contemporary fiction from the Middle East; its Series Editor Dr. Fadia Faqir was awarded the Women in Publishing 1995 New Venture Award.

Taken from the quiet sanctuary of a convent school, where she works as a maid, Aisha is thrown back into the chaotic world of her parent’s home in the Tal Ezza’tar refugee camp when the Lebanese civil war begins. From then on she is caught up in a series of tragedies, including the continuous bombardment of the camp by the Phalangists and the subsequent invasion and massacres within the settlement. Set within one of the most bloody conflicts of modern times, this heart-wrenching story shows how women’s experience of war is particularly cruel, as they confront the dilemma of bringing a new life into a war-zone.

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Thinking Palestine

  • Title: Thinking Palestine
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Ronit Lentin (Editor)
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10: 1842779060
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842779064
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 256
  • Size / Format: 2,6 mb / pdf
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Description: This book brings together an inter-disciplinary group of Palestinian, Israeli, American, British and Irish scholars who theorize “the question of Palestine.” Critically committed to supporting the Palestinian quest for self determination, they present new theoretical ways of thinking about Palestine. These include the “Palestinization” of ethnic and racial conflicts, the theorization of Palestine as camp, ghetto and prison, the tourist/activist gaze, the role of gendered resistance, the centrality of the memory of the 1948 Nakba (catastrophe) to the contemporary understanding of the conflict, and the historic roots of the contemporary discourse on Palestine.

Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory

  • Title: Palestinian Cinema: Landscape, Trauma, and Memory
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Nurith Gertz (Author), George Khleifi (Author)
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10: 0253351952
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253351951
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 233
  • Size / Format: 0,9 mb / pdf
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Description: Although in recent years the entire world has been increasingly concerned with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, there are few truly reliable sources of information about Palestinian society and culture. One of the best sources for understanding Palestinian culture is the cinema, which has strived to delineate Palestinian history and to portray the daily lives of Palestinian men, women, and children. Here, an Israeli and a Palestinian scholar, in a rare and welcome collaboration, follow the development of Palestinian cinema, commenting on its response to political and social transformations. They reveal that the more that social, political, and economic conditions have worsened and chaos and pain prevail, the more Palestinian cinema has engaged with the national struggle.

Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States

  • Title: Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Trita Parsi (Author)
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10: 0300143117
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300143119
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 384
  • Size / Format: 1,9 mb / pdf
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Description: In this era of superheated rhetoric and vitriolic exchanges between the leaders of Iran and Israel, the threat of nuclear violence looms. But the real roots of the enmity between the two nations mystify Washington policymakers, and no promising pathways to peace have emerged. This book traces the shifting relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 to the present, uncovering for the first time the details of secret alliances, treacherous acts, and unsavory political maneuverings that have undermined Middle Eastern stability and disrupted U.S. foreign policy initiatives in the region.

Trita Parsi, a U.S. foreign policy expert with more than a decade of experience, is the only writer who has had access to senior American, Iranian, and Israeli decision makers. He dissects the complicated triangular relations of their countries, arguing that America’s hope for stability in Iraq and for peace in Israel is futile without a correct understanding of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry.

Parsi’s behind-the-scenes revelations about Middle East events will surprise even the most knowledgeable readers: Iran’s prime minister asks Israel to assassinate Khomeini, Israel reaches out to Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War, the United States foils Iran’s plan to withdraw support from Hamas and Hezbollah, and more. This book not only revises our understanding of the Middle East’s recent past, it also spells out a course for the future. In today’s belligerent world, few topics, if any, could be more important.

 

Israel’s Vicious Circle: Ten Years of Writings on Israel and Palestine

  • Title: Israel’s Vicious Circle: Ten Years of Writings on Israel and Palestine
  • Author(s) / Editor(s): Uri Avnery (Author)
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Year: 2008
  • ISBN-10: 0745328237
  • ISBN-13: 978-0745328232
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 240
  • Size / Format: 0,7 mb / pdf
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Description: Uri Avnery is one of the best-known peace activists in Israel and founder of the Gush Shalom peace movement. He has been involved in, and written about, all major events in Israel’s history since its creation in 1948, and was the first Israeli to meet Yasser Arafat. This is a carefully selected collection of his articles from the last 10 years. Additionally, he has written a rigorous introduction that shows how peace can be achieved. Avnery offers a unique perspective on the Middle-East conflict, drawing on his enormous experience of advocating Palestinian rights from within the system as a member of parliament and from outside as a peace activist. Written with passion and wit, his articles reveal and analyse the ‘facts on the ground’, always pointing out opportunities for reconciliation between the two sides and exposing those who exacerbate the conflict. This book is a must-read for everyone who wants peace in the Middle East.