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Sharing the Land of Canaan : Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle - Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Sharing the Land of Canaan

Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle

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Published: 20th August 2004
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There is no more compelling and dramatic unfolding story, with more profound international ramifications, than the conflict in the Middle East. Sharing the Land of Canaan is a critical examination of the core issues of the conflict that dares to put forward a radical but logical solution: that a shared state is the best way to achieve justice and peace for Israelis and Palestinians. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, a human rights activist based at Yale University, offers an overview of the issues at stake, and outlines his vision for a lasting peace based on upholding the principles of human rights for all. Tackling taboo subjects, myths and obstacles, he argues convincingly that apartheid in the form of a two-state solution is no longer a feasible way to achieve enduring peace. At this critical time, when the 'road map' to peace looks more uncertain than ever, this book provides a refreshing counterpoint to the failed strategies of the past. It is a direct and accessible account of the history - and mythology - of the fabled 'Land of Canaan', which lays out hopeful ideas for the future of this truly multiethnic and multicultural region.

'Mazin Qumsiyeh brings to light many forgotten and willfully buried facts about the origins of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.' --Norman Finkelstein 'A tour-de-force.' --Naseer Aruri, Professor Emeritus and author of 'Dishonest Broker' 'An erudite work of extensive scholarship, enormous scope, searing honesty, and intellectual audacity. ... Breathtaking!'-- Dr. Hanan Ashrawi

Foreword
Glossary
Introduction
People of the Land
Biology and Ideology
Palestinian Refugees and Their Right to Return
Jerusalem (Ur-Salem. Yerushalaym, Al-Qods) as a Pluralistic City
Zionism
Is Israel a Democracy?
Terrorism and Violence
Human Rights
The Conflict and Sustainable Development
Political Context
International Context and International Law
Peace can be Based on Human Rights and International Law
Notes
Index
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ISBN: 9780745322483
ISBN-10: 0745322484
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 20th August 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.34  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1