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Palestine Inside Out

An Everyday Occupation

Saree Makdisi (Author)

With a Foreword by Alice Walker

 

“A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. Tutu

Tending one’s fields, visiting a relative, going to the hospital: for ordinary Palestinians, such activities require negotiating permits and passes, curfews and closures, “sterile roads” and “seam zones”—bureaucratic hurdles ultimately as deadly as outright military incursion. In Palestine Inside Out, Saree Makdisi draws on eye-opening statistics, academic histories, UN reports, and contemporary journalism to reveal how the “peace process” institutionalized Palestinians’ loss of control over their inner and outer lives—and argues powerfully and convincingly for a one-state solution.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2010
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33844-7
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 416 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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“This book needs to be required reading for all who seek a peaceful future for these two long-tormented peoples.” — Richard Falk, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Palestine

“An extraordinarily detailed portrait. . . . Weaves together a tapestry of harrowing narratives in a lucid and measured tone.” — Times Higher Education Supplement

“A lucid, invaluable chronicle of Palestinian daily life in the occupied territories.” — Boston Globe

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