On Palestine

Operation Protective Edge, Israel s most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater Ilan Papp and Noam Chomsky, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the internatioOperation Protective Edge, Israel s most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater Ilan Papp and Noam Chomsky, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the international community can pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine On Palestine is the sequel to their acclaimed book Gaza in Crisis.
On Palestine Operation Protective Edge Israel s most recent assault on Gaza left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians

  • Title: On Palestine
  • Author: Noam Chomsky Ilan Pappé
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 267
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    1. WHICH WAY FOR THE PALESTINIANS NOW?Human rights activist and coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine Frank Barat has brought together Noam Chomsky and the Israeli dissident historian Ilan Pappe for a follow up to their 2010 collaboration "Gaza in Crisis". This time Barat has decided to change the format from being a collection of essays to a mix of interviews with both Chomsky and Pappe as well as individually authored essays.Im not the greatest fan of the use of the interview format in [...]

    2. Brilliant. If only the people who really mattered, in terms of bringing a halt to the violence and the exile, would read it.

    3. this is a cool book that explains americans' pathological support for israeli crimes. basically israel makes and breaks treaties with a subjugated peoples it views as savages and it steals land from them on a daily basis under the auspices that it was "promised by god" (manifest destiny anyone??) so basically israel : palestine :: united states : native amearicans. also israel is basically like south africa under apartheid, another us supported criminal regime fail

    4. This book exceeded all my expectations. I feel very much enlightened on the situation between Palestine and Israel. Though 'On Palestine' is meant to be a sequel to 'Gaza in Crisis', it fares perfectly as a standalone piece on the conflict. I gleaned a lot of insights reading this book -- I'm definitely going to read up on the conflict in my free time to learn beyond what I've learnt in school! Highly engaging and recommended!

    5. I thoroughly enjoyed this book although it isn't necessarily for everyone. Chomsky and Pappe are two excellent writers on the subject of Israel and Palestine and I find their writing insightful and incisive.This book is a follow up from their 'Gaza In Crisis' book, written after Israel's murderous assault on Gaza in 2008. This book, produced quickly in response to Israel's assault on a defenceless population in Operation Protective Edge in 2014 (were over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in their [...]

    6. Israel’s problem is that it is a pre-20th century “version” of a colonizing power, doing its colonizing business by itself in the 21st century. Palestine is a simple story of Colonialism and dispossession; “To forget about the past means forgetting about the future”. “Most of what is interpreted as Zionism violates, and contradicts, basic human rights, and civil rights for anyone who is not a Jew in Israel.” If you are a citizen of Italy, you are Italian, but if you are a citizen o [...]

    7. Pappe' and Chomsky argue for the challenge of the hegemonic discourse through language and narration. The continued actions of the State of Israel in Palestine and Gaza, and of course the implicit support of the rest of the world, particularly the US, are not a "tragedy". It is violent occupation, and the authors argue, is actually "incremental genocide". This book is brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

    8. I've really started to appreciate the genre of the "talking book," the book written as a discussion or, (I think slightly less effectively, interviews. On Palestine is frames as a conversation--or really a series of conversations--among Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappe, and editor and moderator of sorts Frank Barat. It also includes standalone essays by Chomsky and Pappe. There is nothing new under the sun concerning the history and facts of the current Palestinian situation. But both Chomsky and Pappe [...]

    9. On Palestine is mainly a collection of casual conversations between Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe. The two authors present their updated views about the Palestinian issue since the publication of Gaza in Crisis in 2010. The book as a whole reminds us that Palestinians are still living the tragedies they have been living for decades, and an action is more necessary than ever. On Palestine can be more effective if the editor had done a better job structuring the book. There is a great overlap and re [...]

    10. Two of the best minds on this issue, although the conversation format doesn't really do them justice. While it's a good update on the what's been happening over the last 5 years, it can be repetitive and nothing particularly new for those following along. Still Pappé has honed his thesis on Zionist settler-colonialism to an incredibly clear and sharp point, and his short overview alone makes it a worthy read.

    11. Noam Chomsky e Ilan Pappé insieme in un saggio sulla Palestina, cosa potrei mai aggiungere io??Grazie Noam e Ilan ♥

    12. I'm a medical student who's currently taking Neuroscience. The fact that I was reading this book during the time of the course ought to give you an idea about its value.

    13. Really good and insightful book.As a the first half is conversations and the second half is articles it is quite repetitive but still a good read all the same.

    14. Chomsky says he is hopeful of a shift in US foreign policy concerning Israel. He predicts that the US will soon be Israel's only ally on the international stage, but emphasises that, as was the case with South Africa under apartheid, as long as the US continues its support of Israel, the latter will remain in a secure position to carry out its expansionist policies. I am dubious of this hope. Firstly, it would take domestic pressure of the magnitude of the popular opposition to the war in Vietna [...]

    15. Loved it. Frank Barat has brought Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappe who is an Israeli historian for a follow up to their collaboration "Gaza in Crisis". It gives you a great overview of the Palestine and Israel conflict. And also talks about how we as individuals and collectives can have a part in this issue. More often people think they don't have enough power which is understandable but the agency each of us have to change things in a small way shouldn't be undermined. As I said in the beginning of [...]

    16. It bothers me whenever I read a book that I think not much time went into preparing it. So when I saw that this book was in recorded dialogue form I grew sceptical. Oh boy was I justified.This book was beyond obnoxious. Ilam and Noam agree about everything, and I mean EVERYTHING. Everything Noam says Ilam responds with;"Exactly", then goes on to reiterate that same point in a page or two before Noam comes back with the "but what I meant is" line. Really, wow. I have never encountered so much par [...]

    17. The actual content of this was great, but honestly I thought it was too repetitive, especially the second half. 60 pages could have easily been cut and condensed. Also not sure about the dialogue format - it was interesting and allowed for debate but also lacked the eloquence of the essays included, for obvious reasons. Overall though great place to start if you want to learn more about the conflict and where it's possibly headed in the future.

    18. This book is a series of conversations between Chomsky and Pappe and the journalist and human rights activist Frank Barrat. This book looks at the past and reminds us that since 1948 two-thirds of the Palestinian population have been ethnically cleansed to make space for Israel. It is one the greatest human tragedies of our time and this book gives great insight into the history.

    19. Picked this up to see the decades old argument from Noam, Ilan and co's perspective. Interesting but also fails in a fair few aspects, for starters - the book is a combination of an essay, transcribed conversations and republished miscellanea. Due to the nature of the content, the format is very unbalanced with frequent occurrences of repetition. In fact the last third of the book is the most redundant part and I'm not sure what purpose it serves beyond filler. Another aspect is the limited degr [...]

    20. 3.5*It walks the walk and talks the talk. Based on a comprehensive discussion about Gaza Crisis. It's brilliant in a way, that it deconstructs many myths that one may have and informs you about a narrative that has been influentially and cruelly suppressed by the authorities. 'One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter' is the theme which is used to defend the Hamas missile attacks in Israel. Though, now it feels like a farce because it is tough to label Hamas as a terrorist organisati [...]

    21. Definitely an incredibly insightful book. I wish I could give it 4.5 stars tbh, because there are a few tiny issues with it, mostly things like little quips that Chomsky+Pappe make that I wish had been further explained via footnotes, and also I felt that a good portion of the last ~50 pages or so were redundant, presenting things that had already been presented earlier on in the book. BUT with all that said it's an incredibly important resource, especially IMO (1) the beginning parts where Ilan [...]

    22. ON PALESTINE is a good introduction to the conversation on the Israel/Palestine conflict from a perspective sympathetic to the Palestinians. The first chapter in particular, by Ilan Pappé, one of Israel's eminent revisionist 'New Historians', is a useful and necessary update. The conversations between the academics is a fruitful way to gain a constructive and critical insight on the issue. It urges the reader not to become blinkered on a single, morally righteous path, when in fact there are ma [...]

    23. Interesting, if somewhat, slightly repetitive narrative , on the problems faced by the Palestinian people. Chomsky and co leave us in no doubt as to the harsh realities faced by the Palestinians. The seemingly continuous grab for land by the Israelis, the dehumanization of the Palestinian Arabs and the role of the U.S. and the west in general in the genocide (for that is what it seems to be) of the native people. Admittedly slightly one sided and as stated, sometimes repetitive, this book still [...]

    24. This book is an incredible tool to learn what is happening in the Israel-Palestine conflict, with great analysis, historical records and advice of how those part of the international solidarity movement can be more effective in changing the situation in this area.Highly recommend it to everyone because this conflict is not meant to be ignored! But to wake us up to no longer tolerate such horrible human rights violations!"You will be betraying your solidarity if you stopped having a position on t [...]

    25. This text gives a more progressive approach to the Palestinian question (Gaza in Crisis), whereby it identifies how to challenge the issue in a public sense. However, the sombre tone often adopted does enforce the depressing nature in the struggle against the Israeli state. Both Ilan and Noam always clarify the stance against Israel in legitimate terms and highlight the hypocrisy and failings of the international community in equal measure. The size of the text is manageable and would be a recom [...]

    26. This book is chock-full of good information, provocative thought and controversial (to many) opinion. The downside is that all of that is presented by way of a conglomeration of interview transcripts, that were done specifically for this book, essays written specifically for this book and previously published articles or excerpts of articles. The result is an, at times, annoying repetition of the same points in the very same language. Even the most interesting material suffers when it becomes re [...]

    27. Although greatly informative and overall a very interesting read, I would have liked to have seen a little less bias. This could have been achieved by having a fourth and more neutral view. I believe that if that would have been the case, this book would have been rated 5 stars.For the record, I agree with Chomsky's and Pappe's mindset about the Israel/Palestine conflict (probably better known as The Atrocity that the international community overlooked with great ease).

    28. Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky continue their conversation in the book titled 'On Palestine'. The book has its merits and demerits. As pointed out earlier, there is a tendency for the narrative to get repetitive. I enjoy reading Pappe's sections more than Chomsky's. Pappe's contribution to the study of Palestine is second to none and his opinions come right to the fore in this book! All in all, a useful addition to the literature and a good continuation from 'Gaza in Crisis'.

    29. Fantastic sequel to Gaza In Crisis. I was disappointed that it lacked footnotes but most of the facts that they cite are either common knowledge or can be found pretty easily. The essays aren't as penetrating as they were in GIC (I particularly missed "Exterminate All The Brutes), but they still provide very insightful perspectives. A very helpful book for anyone interested in the Israel/Palestine conflict.

    30. Much of On Palestine focuses on how crucial it is to move away from the old discourse on Palestine/Israel - to adopt a new language which acknowledges the racist, colonialist policies of Israel; which abandons the two-state solution as a viable option, and ultimately acknowledges the self-determination of Palestinians whose needs in the West Bank, Gaza and within Israel are different and perhaps contradictory. Very good.

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