The struggle for sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005

TitleThe struggle for sovereignty: Palestine and Israel, 1993-2005
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBeinin, Joel, and Rebecca L. Stein
Number of Pages401
PublisherStanford University Press
CityStanford, U.S.A.

This book examines political, social, and cultural changes in Palestine and Israel from the 1993 Oslo Accords through the second Palestinian uprising and the death of Yasser Arafat. It also explains the failures of the Oslo process and considers the prospects for a just and lasting peace in the region. [WorldCat.]

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Introduction. Histories and futures of a failed peace, by Joel Beinin and Rebecca L. Stein.
pt. 1. The political economy of peace.
The Oslo Process and the limits of a Pax Americana, by Joel Beinin.
From Zionism to capitalism: the political economy of the neoliberal warfare state in Israel, by Yaov Peled.
Buying poverty: international aid and the peace process, by Emma C. Murphy.
The 94 percent solution: Israel's matrix of control, by Jeff Halper.
pt. 2. Inside Palestine: occupation, social movements, and governance.
Palestinian authority, Israeli rule, by Mouin Rabbani.
Palestinian NGOs since Oslo: from politics to social movements?, by Rema Hammami.
Gender, social citizenship, and the women's movement in Palestine, by Rita Giacaman, Islah Jad, and Penny Johnson.
Competing political cultures: interview with Marwan Barghouti; introduction by Lisa Hajjar.
Coming of age: HAMAS's rise to prominence in the post-Oslo era, by Charmaine Seitz.
Back to the center: post-Oslo revival of the refugee issue, by Rosemary Sayigh.
Opening the debate on the right of return, by Sari Hanafi.
pt. 3. Inside Israel: militarism, citizenship, and struggle.
Post-Zionist scholarship in Israel, by Ilan Pappé.
The shrinking space of citizenship: ethnocratic politics in Israel, by Oren Yiftachel.
Acts of refusal: Israeli militarism, gender, and the politics of dissent, interview with Rela Mazali.
"Why we refuse to serve in the Israeli Defense Forces": letters to Ariel Sharon by Israeli students.
"Land grab: Israel's settlement policy in the West Bank," by B'Tselem: the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories.
Living on the edge: the threat of "transfer" in Israel and Palestine, by Robert Blecher.
Israel's glass wall: the Or Commission, by Jonathan Cook.
pt. 4. The cultural politics of conflict.
"Chic point": fashion for Israeli checkpoints, by Sharif Waked.
The art of dissent, by David Tartakover.
A love story between an Arab poet and his land: interview with Mahmud Darwish.
In memory of Fadwa Tuqan.
The Oslo Process, Israeli popular culture, and the remaking of national space, by Rebecca L. Stein.
My hairdresser is a sniper, by Shira Robinson.
Poetry in a time of conflict, by Ammiel Alcalay and Khaled Furani.
Solidarity in the time of anti-normalization, by Elliott Colla.
pt. 5. Occupation and rebellion. A
natomy of another rebellion: from Intifada to Interregnum, by Rema Hammami and Salim Tamari.
Economic siege and political isolation: the Gaza Strip in the second Intifada, by Sara Roy.
Palestinians debate "polite" resistance, by Lori A. Allen; responses by Salim Tamari and Issam Nassar.
"Urgent appeal to stop suicide bombings": statement by Palestinian intellectuals.
The challenge to the two-state solution, by Gary Sussman.
International law and Palestinian resistance, by Richard Falk.
The politics of curfew in the Occupied Territories, by Adam Hanieh.
The Separation Barrier: walling in people, walling out sovereignty, by Catherine Cook and Adam Hanieh.
"Contrary to international law--": International Court of Justice ruling on the Separation Barrier.

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