Palestine in Pieces : Graphic Perspectives on the Israeli Occupation
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 demolitions 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.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 170 x 208 x 16mm | 498.95g
- 20 Aug 2009
- PLUTO PRESS
- London, United Kingdom
- 52 b&w photographs, 4 maps
About Kathleen Christison
Kathleen Christison is the author of Perceptions of Palestine: Their Influence on U.S. Policy and The Wound of Dispossession: Telling the Palestinian Story. She writes on Palestinian issues and on U.S. foreign policy, and she travels regularly to Palestine. Bill Christison writes on Palestinian issues and on U.S. foreign policy, and travels regularly to Palestine. Bill Christison was a senior official of the CIA, and a former CIA political analyst.
Table of contents
Acknowledgements 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" Bibliography Notes Index
What is it that forges almost a fellowship of former CIA people ... who speak out with such insight and moral clarity? The answer is to be found in [authors'] outstanding book on the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Their 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 The Christisons provide an unbearably grim, 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. It is must-read for anyone concerned with the dark realities of the Israel/Palestine conflict. -- Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Human Rights Council This book ... is a passionate, honest and articulate reading of Palestinian actuality - providing most alarming prospects of the imminent future ... Palestine in Pieces is a brilliant testament and a valuable account, to their impressive, long term commitment to this subject, and of the many important findings they skillfully expose. -- Ramzy Baroud, Palestinian author and journalist.