The Plight of the Palestinians: A Long History of Destruction

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

EditorWilliam A. CookbyWilliam A Cook

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The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction is a collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic terms the slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s, as revealed in the Introduction. From Dr. Francis A. Boyle’s detailed legal case against the state of Israel, to Uri Avnery’s “Slow Motion Ethnic Cleansing,” to Richard Falk’s “Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust,” to Ilan Pappe’s “Genocide in Gaza,” these voices decry in startling, vivid, and forceful language the calculated atrocities taking place, the inhumane conditions inflicted on the people, and the silence that exists despite the crimes, nothing short of state-sponsored genocide against the Palestinians.

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The Plight of the Palestinians: a Long History of Destruction is a collection of voices from around the world that establishes in both theoretical and graphic terms the slow, methodical genocide taking place in Palestine beginning in the 1940s, as revealed in the Introduction. From Dr. Francis A. Boyle’s detailed legal case against the...

William A. Cook is Professor of English at the University of La Verne in southern California where he served for 13 years as Vice President for Academic Affairs before assuming his faculty position in 2001. Prior to coming to California, he served as a Dean of Faculty, Chair of Department of English and faculty member at institutions ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.3 × 5.74 × 0.84 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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I. The Human Tragedy * Steve Lendman, “Israel’s Slow Motion Genocide,” (11-26-2008) * Gideon Polya, “Ongoing Palestinian Genocide,” (3-6-2008) * Chris Hedges, “The Lessons of Violence,” (1-28-2008) * Sonja Karkar, “The Weeping Olive Trees in Palestine,” (9-4-2007) * Richard Falk, “Slouching toward a Palestinian Holocaust,” (6-29-2007) * Patrick Cockburn, “Gaza Is a Jail; Gaza Is Dying,” (9-7-2006) * Paul Craig Roberts, “The Shame of Being an American,” (7-22-2006) * Andrea Howard, “Israeli Tank Heads Toward Northern Gaza,” (7-3-2006) * Paul de Rooij, “Palestinian Misery in Perspective,” (6-3-2004) * Tanya Reinhart and Jon Elmer, “A Slow, Steady Genocide,” (9-11-2003) * II. Propaganda, Perception and Reality * Dr. Elias Akleh, “Gaza’s Holocaust,” (3-20-2008) * Ramzy Baroud, “Big Bang or Chaos: What’s Israel Up To?” (3-20-2008) * Jonathan Cook, “Israel Plots Another Palestinian Exodus,” (3-8-2008) * Jon Basil Utley, “America’s Armageddonites,” (10-11-2007) * Kathleen and Bill Christison, “Genocide or Erasure,” (11-28-2006) * Jeff Halper, “The Problem with Israel,” (11-23-2006) * Adi Ophir, “A Response to Benny Morris: Genocide Hides Behind Expulsion,” (1-16-2004) * James Petras, “The Final Solution and Jose Saramago,” (4-2-2002) * Robert Fisk, “The British in Palestine, 1945-48: a Foreign Holocaust,” (9-3-2002) * III. Rule by Law or Defiance * Steve Lendman, “The  Russell Tribunal in Palestine,” (5-16-2009) * Ilan Pappe, “The Necessity of Cultural Boycott,” (6-24-2009) * Karen Koning Abu Zayd, “Brutal Siege of Gaza,” (1-28-2008) * Omar Barghouti, “European Collusion in Israel’s Slow Genocide,” (1-21-2008) * James Petras, “War without End,” (1-6-2008) * Ilan Pappe, “Genocide in Gaza,” (2-20-2007) * Curtis F. J. Doebbler, “Genocide Among Us,” (1-28-2007) * John Pilger, “Looking from the Side, from Belsen to Gaza,” (1-18-2007) * William A. Cook, “Hope Destroyed, Justice Denied: The Rape of Palestine,” (1-7/8-2006) * Omar Barghouti, “Relative Humanity: the Essential Obstacle,” (12-13/14-2003) * Uri Avnery, “Slow Motion Ethnic Cleansing,” (10-9-2003) * Francis A. Boyle, “Palestine Should Sue Israel for Genocide,” (12-13-1997)

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“The Plight of the Palestinians turned out to be an essential read, and a full and authoritative discourse. It offers a grim and detailed story of suffering and the “slow motion genocide”, which is important in order to appreciate the harshness of the Palestinian experience. The Plight of the Palestinians: A Long History of Destruction spreads the seeds of understanding, which is so essential to any meaningful and lasting change.”--The Jordan Times“In his collection of thirty-two articles by almost as many authors…William Cook provides a devastating assessment of Zionist violence against Palestinians. Relentlessly told are one atrocity after another, one act of deception after another, one broken treaty after another, one surprise attack after another, one policy reversal after another--all of which are described with both effective immediacy and an adequate sense of historic context.”--Atlantic Free Press