The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories provides non-specialist readers with an introduction and historical overview of the issues that have characterized and defined 130 years of the still unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict. * Provides a fresh attempt to break away from polemical approaches that have undermined academic discussion and political debates * Focuses on a series of core arguments that the author considers essentially unwinnable * Introduces readers to the major historiographical debates sparked by the dispute * Encourages readers to consider more useful ways of explaining and understanding the conflict, and to go beyond trying to prove who is ´right´ and ´wrong´ ´´This volume suggests a fresh and original interpretation to the history of the Arab Israeli conflict. Caplan juggles skillfully and even-handedly between the two narratives, reflecting the parties´ own views without embracing the cause of any party.´´ -Joseph Nevo, University of Haifa ´´An impressive and very valuable work. One could not ask for a better short history of the conflict. Caplan offers readers a study that is extremely well-informed, resolutely fair-minded, and filled with thoughtful insights.´´ -Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
As the situation in Israel/Palestine seems to become ever more intractable and protracted, the need for new ways of looking at recent developments and its historical roots is more pressing than ever. Bearing this in mind, Yasmeen Abu-Laban and Abigail Bakan discuss the historic and contemporary developments in Israel/Palestine, and their international reverberations, from the unique vantage point of ´race´, racialization, racism and anti-racism. They therefore offer close analysis of the ´idea´ of Israel and the ´absence´ of Palestine by examining the concepts of race and identity in the region. With fresh coverage of themes relating to gender, indigeneity, the environment , surveillance and the war on terror, Israel, Palestine and the Politics of Race will appeal to scholars in political science, sociology and Middle East studies.
Audible presents a special collection of Fresh Air interviews related to the Mideast Crisis. You will hear from journalists Christopher Dickey of Newsweek, Jeffrey Goldberg of The New Yorker, James Bennett of The New York Times, Palestinian lawyer Raja Shehadeh, Israeli correspondent Yossi Klein Halevi, father and daughter Laura and David Blumenthal, Israeli journalist David Horovitz, and Palestinian journalist Daoud Kuttab. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020416a/rt_whyy_020416a_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shocking! But a very important book for America especially in light of the War on Terrorism! Why I Hate Israel: A Candid Account is a fresh look at the Jewish-Arabic Conflict in light of current trends in human rights laws and ethics. Priya Gandhi-Ganesh is particularly insightful in identifying troubling elements that are impediments to peace and human progress in the Middle East and on the global scene. Gandhi-Ganesh effortlessly draws together examples and anecdotes to highlight her points. At the end of the book, the listener will most likely find herself empathizing with Gandhi-Ganesh´s sentiments. Even if the listener does not, she will certainly feel more enlightened about the realities of the Jewish-Arabic Conflict in today´s Post-September 11th World. Perhaps, the most refreshing aspect of this book is the explicitly stated position that the author hates Israel. Gandhi-Ganesh argues from Hinduism, Christianity, International Human Rights, and ethics why her hatred is justified and even encouraged. This book is certainly among the most important books on the Middle East to come out of the new century. Those with a general interest in terrorism and Middle East conflicts will find this book helpful. High schools and colleges can use this book for discussions on ethics, the current situation/events, politics, international relations, and America´s place in the world. Thus, this book is excellent for general reading as well as in educational/school settings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: MJ Panios. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008087/bk_acx0_008087_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´We should all be cooking like Adeena Sussman.´´ --The Wall Street Journal In an Israeli cookbook as personal as it is global, Adeena Sussman celebrates the tableau of flavors the region has to offer, in all its staggering and delicious variety In Hebrew (derived from the original Arabic), sababa means ´´everything is awesome,´´ and it´s this sunny spirit with which the American food writer and expat Adeena Sussman cooks and dreams up meals in her Tel Aviv kitchen. Every morning, Sussman makes her way through the bustling stalls of Shuk Hacarmel, her local market, which sells irresistibly fresh ingredients and tempting snacks--juicy ripe figs and cherries, locally made halvah, addictive street food, and delectable cheeses and olives. In Sababa, Sussman presents 125 recipes for dishes inspired by this culinary wonderland and by the wide-varying influences surrounding her in Israel. Americans have begun to instinctively crave the spicy, bright flavors of Israeli cuisine, and in this timely cookbook, Sussman shows readers how to use border-crossing kitchen staples-- tahini, sumac, silan (date syrup), harissa, za´atar---to delicious effect, while also introducing more exotic spices and ingredients. From Freekeh and Roasted Grape Salad and Crudo with Cherries and Squeezed Tomatoes, to Schug Marinated Lamb Chops and Tahini Caramel Tart, Sussman´s recipes make a riot of fresh tastes accessible and effortless for the home cook. Filled with transporting storytelling, Sababa is the ultimate, everyday guide to the Israeli kitchen.
On this edition of Fresh Air, host Terry Gross speaks about the turmoil in Israel with Newsweek´s Middle East bureau chief, Christopher Dickey. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020402/rt_whyy_020402_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Bennet, Jerusalem Bureau Chief of The New York Times, on this edition of Fresh Air. He´ll tell us about the current state of affairs between Israel and Palestine, and the impact war would have on the region. (Broadcast Date: March 12, 2003) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/030312/rt_whyy_030312_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Pianist and singer Michael Feinstein on this edition of Fresh Air. His repertoire is American popular song. Early in his career he was an assistant to Ira Gershwin. He´s also a collector of vintage recordings and musical memorabilia especially that of the 1920s thru the 1940s. In the fall, he plans to release a collection of radio duets by Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, on his new record label Feinery. Recently Rhino records released an anthology of Feinstein´s recordings. Feinstein will also be touring in the US in August with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. They have a new CD Michael Feinstein and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. (Broadcast Date: July 29, 2002) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020729/rt_whyy_020729_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.