Popular Protest in Palestine: The Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

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Pluto Press (UK)
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5.4 X 8.3 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds

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About the Author

David Rosenberg is an educator, writer and tour guide, and author of Battle for the East End (2011). Since 2008, he has led tours of key sites in Londonรข (TM)s social and political history, especially in Londonรข (TM)s East End, and he teaches at City Lit and the Bishopsgate Institute. He is a founder member of History from Below, an international network of activists, artists, archivists and political archaeologists. David owes his geographical knowledge of London to three years work as a van driver in the early 1980s delivering books to radical and community bookshops. _x000B_


"With Israeli occupation forces and the U.S.-led 'peace process' limiting both military and diplomatic options for achieving their freedom, Palestinians and their supporters are utilizing the power of popular unarmed resistance in their struggle for a viable independent state. Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby have written the most significant and comprehensive study of this important but under-appreciated part of the Palestinian resistance."
--Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco
"A sensitive, thoughtful study, based on personal conversations meticulously documented and analysed by two people committed to nonviolent change and confronted by the heartbreaking realities of the continued oppression of Palestinians. This book reveals the courage of their popular resistance--and of the solidarity of Jewish Israeli activists - and suggests that it is international solidarity that could at last tip the balance."
--Diana Francis, former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support
"Darweish and Rigby, authors of Popular Protest in Palestine, discuss many of the major settings for Palestinian nonviolent resistance to the occupation--the villages of Bil'in, Nabi Salih, the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, the South Hebron Hills, and so on. It is certainly true, as I can attest from personal experience, that one meets many remarkable, courageous, and astonishingly articulate people in these settings."--New York Review of Books
"This heavily researched book is also a personal journey of two authors clearly committed to the problems of the greater Palestinian-Israeli conflict....The book provides an important and rare look into the psyche of a region that cannot seem to shed this damnable conflict. The authors interview civil resistance activists in order to develop an account of their belief systems and provide firsthand accounts of the frontlines. Recommended."--Choice
"This book is a serious attempt to examine the issue of popular resistance in Palestine, and it does so in an admirably contextualized, historically aware, and detailed fashion."--Journal of Palestine Studies