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Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence #2020

Letters from Palestine Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives Their Country and the Power of Nonviolence Many books have dealt with the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Israeli perspective However few reflect the Palestinian point of view Letters from Palestine offers an American audience a rare op

  • Title: Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence
  • Author: Kenneth Ring Ghassan Abdullah
  • ISBN: 9781604944167
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback
  • Letters from Palestine: Palestinians Speak Out about Their Lives, Their Country, and the Power of Nonviolence By Kenneth Ring Ghassan Abdullah, Many books have dealt with the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Israeli perspective However, few reflect the Palestinian point of view Letters from Palestine offers an American audience a rare opportunity to listen to actual Palestinian people as they describe what it is like to live in the occupied territories of the West Bank or Gaza, or to grow up as a PalestinMany books have dealt with the Israeli Palestinian conflict from the Israeli perspective However, few reflect the Palestinian point of view Letters from Palestine offers an American audience a rare opportunity to listen to actual Palestinian people as they describe what it is like to live in the occupied territories of the West Bank or Gaza, or to grow up as a Palestinian in the U.S Their accounts are lively, poignant, searing, and tragic, yet often laced with touches of surreal humor By showing Palestinians in all their humanity, Letters from Palestine enables American readers to see beyond the usual stereotypes.About the AuthorsKenneth Ring, PhD, is professor emeritus of psychology at the University of Connecticut He has published five other books Letters from Palestine is his first book on Palestinian issues, though he has written articles about contemporary events in Palestine.Ghassan Abdullah studied mathematics and computing in England and lived in Syria, Lebanon, Italy, and Jordan before moving to Palestine in 1994 He worked at Birzeit University for nearly a decade Ghassan is currently active in several Palestinian civil society NGOs concerned with heritage, human rights, development, and the arts.Endorsements The letters in this book will break your heart and they will make you laugh I am excited to invite others to learn from them as I have It is my hope that these Palestinian voices will inspire you, as they have inspired me, to believe that a peaceful and just future in Palestine is not only essential, but indeed possible Anna Baltzer, author of Witness in Palestine A powerful testimony to collective heartbreak and pain, but also a story of continued Palestinian determination and the endurance of their quest for justice Kathy Christison, author of Palestine in Pieces Letters from Palestine is searching and powerful, remarkable and daring It s a serious attempt at understanding what the media has missed, deliberately or otherwise, for many years It must be read and recounted for years to come Ramzy Baroud, author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter

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    1. After the holocaust, the evil Zionists came to Palestine and stole all the land So the remnants of the Jews of Europe, mostly homeless or frightened to return to the Nazi countries of their origins and suddenly finding themselves going from no power of self determination at all to all powerful in every way, just kicked everyone out of their homes all by themselves and there you have it Really is that how Israel was formed No facts Just one hatred filled emotive line to hook the reader in to the [...]

    2. I have a lot in common with the people who contributed to this book I love hummus, tahina, and pitas I believe my people are strong and brave I think the air in Israel is better than anywhere else in the world I feel blessed to be able to walk on the same land Jesus and King David walked on I truly think Jerusalem is the best city in the world There s only one real big difference between us and it changes the entire game If you haven t guessed it, the second I write it, it will change the way yo [...]

    3. For Palestinians, 1948 was a catastrophe When Israel was born, between 700,000 and 800,000 Palestinians were expelled from their ancestral homes, farms, villages and towns and became permanent refugees For them this murderous ethnic cleansing was their Holocaust Sixty two years later, it continues For those who live in what was Palestine, the experience is one of contempt, persecution and eradication.The following quote from professor and peace activist David Shulman s book Dark Hope is a descri [...]

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