Intifada: Palestine at the Crossroads

Hardcover | March 1, 1990

EditorJamal R. Nassar

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This edited volume presents a historical background of the occupation and its nature and ramifications to Palestinian nationalism. Its coverage also embraces the catalysts for and the revolutionary transformation of the Palestinian uprising and it includes an interim assessment of the achievements and failures of the Intifada. By relying on first-hand original Arabic and Hebrew sources, the book provides a comprehensive survey and analysis of the Palestinian uprising. Intifada's perspective is unique in that many of its contributors have been actual participants in the uprising as well as its professional observers. Part I presents the setting and conditions that gave rise to the uprising, with an analysis of the nature of the occupation, a presentation of the colonial economic policies imposed by the Israelis and the development of the Palestinian political consciousness, and an analysis of the infrastructure of the resistance. Part II looks at the participants of the uprising from several different perspectives: refugee camps, villages, the role of women, the working class, petite bourgeoisie, religion, revolution, and the PLO. Part III examines the Intifada's implications on the Arab world, the United States, and the European community. Part IV examines the impact on the protagonists, Israel and the Palestinians. The conclusion takes a look at prospects for the future. This book should appeal to students and scholars of Middle East/Israeli-Arab relations.

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This edited volume presents a historical background of the occupation and its nature and ramifications to Palestinian nationalism. Its coverage also embraces the catalysts for and the revolutionary transformation of the Palestinian uprising and it includes an interim assessment of the achievements and failures of the Intifada. By relyi...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 1990Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:027593411X

ISBN - 13:9780275934118

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?Of all the recent works on the intifada this is, perhaps, the most comprehensive. Its most distinguishing factor is that the majority of the contributors live in the occupied territories and thus are not only witnesses to the intifada, but also participants. The editors have selected articles that not only stand on their own merit, but in their complementary nature present the most comprehensive and well rounded account of the intifada to date. Obviously, it is unavoidable in such a bold venture to have some repetitions. Yet, these may be taken as proof of the homogeneity of the contributors, mirroring Palestinian national unity.??Middle East International