Palestine in Pieces

Palestine in Pieces : Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation

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Palestine in Pieces brings personal and pictorial perspectives to the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem.

Former CIA political analysts Kathleen and Bill Christison give a comprehensive description of the occupation and the ways in which Israel dominates the Palestinians: Settlements, the Separation Wall, roads restricted to cars with Israeli license plates, home demolition on a massive scale, imprisonment and mass killings.

With more than 50 photographs vividly demonstrating the impact of the occupation on the Palestinian people, the authors argue that Israel's long-term intention is to so fragment the occupied territories that any sustainable presence in the land by Palestinians as a nation will be negated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 170 x 205 x 12.7mm | 399.16g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745329292
  • 9780745329291
  • 890,426

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Table of contents


Preface: The Authors' Journey Toward Understanding Palestine

Introduction: The Suppressive Power of Silence

1. 'Trapped without Status in a Never-Never Land': The Occupation in Microcosm: an Overview

2. 'A Horrid, Stifling Jail': Settlements and the Separation Wall

3. A 'Critically Inferior' Network: Checkpoints, Roadblocks, and Movement Impediments

4. 'Cruelty Beyond Words': House Demolitions as Slow Ethnic Cleansing

5. 'Your Shit in My Salon': Towns and Villages Under Siege

6. 'Israel's Exposed Nerve': Eyeless in Gaza

7. 'It's a Pity I Don't Have a Stepladder'



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'A passionate, honest and articulate reading of Palestinian actuality - providing most alarming prospects of the imminent future. -- Ramzy Baroud, Palestinian author and journalist. 'The authors' authority and humanity, together with their graphic gallery of injustice and courage, make it one of those works to be read should you read no other' -- John Pilger 'An authoritative, and persuasive account of Palestine under Israeli occupation. Palestine in Pieces is a miracle of truth-telling, enriched greatly by pictures, maps, and first-hand witnessing' -- Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Human Rights Council
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About Kathleen Christison

Kathleen Christison is an author engaged in the Palestinian question. She is the author of Perceptions of Palestine (University of California Press, 2001) and Palestine in Pieces (Pluto, 2009). Bill Christison writes on Palestinian issues and on U.S. foreign policy. He was formerly a senior official of the CIA, and a former CIA political analyst. He is the author of Palestine in Pieces (Pluto, 2009).
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