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Live from Palestine

International and Palestinian Direct Action Against the Israeli Occupation

Nancy Stohlman (Editor) and Laurieann Aladin (Editor); Preface by Noam Chomsky; Foreword by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi

Pages: 224
ISBN: 0-89608-695-X
Format: paper
Release Date: 2003-01-01
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Description of Live from Palestine.

Riveting eyewitness accounts of everyday life under occupation in Palestine form the core of this collection of essays. From confrontations in olive groves to the siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, these accounts give incontrovertible evidence of the power of solidarity in the face of settler violence and state terror.

Two stories are intertwined in this book: that of Palestinians—calling the world's citizens to join them in nonviolent resistance to the Israeli Occupation—and that of people like Rachel Corrie who have responded by putting their lives on the line. This is the first book to give the inside story of the unprecedented International Solidarity Movement.

Jews and Arabs, North Americans, Europeans, Israelis, and activists worldwide are bringing the world's attention to the brutality of the Occupation, and calling into question the Occupation itself. These are harrowing and poignant accounts from people committed to justice, dedicated to nonviolence, and longing for peace.


Amer Abdelhadi, Abbedl Fattah Abu-Srour, Ali Abunimah, Laurieann Aladin, Ghassan Andoni, Huwaida Arraf, Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi, Nabila Assaf, Ida Audeh, Mustafa Barghouthi, Linda Bevis, Noam Chomsky, Rachel Corrie, Arjan el Fassed, Hanan Elmasu, Jordan Flaherty, Karen Glasgow (translator), Neta Golan, Islah Jad, Kathy Kelly, Paul Larudee, Rob Lipton, Edward Mast, John Petrovato, Renad Qubbaj, Maia Ramnath, Fawzia Reda, George N. Rishmawi, Thom Saffold, Edward W. Said, Abdul Jawad Saleh, Mark Schneider, Kristen Schurr, Michael Shaik, Ghadeer Shaka'a, Adam Shapiro, Starhawk, Nancy Stohlman, Linda Wolf, and Brian Wood

Table of Contents

Preface Solidarity Movements by Noam Chomsky
Foreword Those Who Give Us Hope by Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi
A Brief History of Palestine and Israel by Edward Mast, Linda Bevis, and Palestine Information Project

Dignity Under Occupation
1 Live from Palestine: The Diaries Project by Arjan El Fassed
2 The Bridge by Nabila Assaf
3 A Day in Palestinian Hell by Abdel Fattah Abu-Srour
4 Ravaged Childhood: Journal Excerpts from Médecins Sans Frontières, Paris, Presented and Translated by Fawzia Reda and Karen Glasgow
5 Where the Streets Had a Name by Hanan Elmasu
6 Nablus: "Do you hear me?" by Amer Abdelhadi
7 Back to Occupation, Back to "Normal" by Islah Jad
8 Open Our Schools, We Want to Learn by Ghadeer Shaka'a

Catalyst for Change
9 The Palestinian Nonviolent Resistance Movement by Abdul Jawad Saleh
10 A New Current in Palestine by Edward W. Said
11 On Violence and the Intifada by Ali Abunimah
12 International Solidarity by Ghassan Andoni, Renad Qubbaj, George N. Rishmawi, and Thom Saffold
13 The Uprising for Freedom is an International Struggle, ...

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