Behind the IntifadaBehind the Intifada



Before the intifada began, Joost Hiltermann had already looked at local organizations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and seen there the main elements that would eventually be used to mobilize the Palestinian masses.

Author: Joost R. Hiltermann

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400843763

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Page: 294

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Before the intifada began, Joost Hiltermann had already looked at local organizations in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip and seen there the main elements that would eventually be used to mobilize the Palestinian masses. In the first comprehensive study of these organizations, Hiltermann shows how local organizers provided basic services unavailable under military rule, while recruiting for the cause of Palestinian nationalism.

Cursed VictoryCursed Victory



Drawing on unprecedented access high-level sources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of how what Israel promised would be an 'enlightened occupation' quickly turned ...

Author: Ahron Bregman

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846147357

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Page: 416

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In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. CURSED VICTORY is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath - a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade. Drawing on unprecedented access high-level sources, top-secret memos and never-before-published letters, the book provides a gripping and unvarnished chronicle of how what Israel promised would be an 'enlightened occupation' quickly turned sour, and the anguished diplomatic attempts to bring it to an end. Bregman sheds fresh light on critical moments in the peace process, taking us behind the scenes as decisions about the fate of the territories were made, and more often, as crucial opportunities to resolve the conflict were missed. As the narrative moves from Jerusalem to New York, Oslo to Beirut, and from the late 1960s to the present day, CURSED VICTORY provides vivid portraits of the key players in this unfolding drama, including Moshe Dayan, King Hussein of Jordan, Bill Clinton and Yasser Arafat. Yet Bregman always reminds us how diplomatic and back-room negotiations affected the daily lives of millions of Arabs, and how the Palestinian resistance, especially during the first and second intifadas, in turn shaped political developments. As Bregman concludes, the occupation has become a dark stain on Israel's history, and an era when international opinion of the country shifted decisively. CURSED VICTORY is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the origins of the ongoing conflict in the region.

The Biggest Prison on EarthThe Biggest Prison on Earth



Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an ...

Author: Ilan Pappe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781780744339

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Page: 288

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Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 A powerful, groundbreaking history of the Occupied Territories from one of Israel's most influential historians From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the story where The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine left off. In this comprehensive exploration of one of the world’s most prolonged and tragic conflicts, Pappe uses recently declassified archival material to analyse the motivations and strategies of the generals and politicians – and the decision-making process itself – that laid the foundation of the occupation. From a survey of the legal and bureaucratic infrastructures that were put in place to control the population of over one million Palestinians, to the security mechanisms that vigorously enforced that control, Pappe paints a picture of what is to all intents and purposes the world’s largest ‘open prison’.

Land Before HonourLand Before Honour



This work offers insights into the lives of women living in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Author: Kitty Warnock

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349208173

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Page: 199

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This work offers insights into the lives of women living in the occupied territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The author first gives an outline of the history of Palestine and subsequent chapters deal with different aspects of the women's lives.

Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the Oslo AccordsHuman Rights in the Occupied Territories Since the Oslo Accords



Status Report : a Joint Report of the Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group [and] B'Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group.

Author: Palestinian Human Rights Monitoring Group

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ISBN: UOM:39015041233852

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Page: 24

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Israel Settlement in the Occupied Territories as Violation of Human RightsIsrael Settlement in the Occupied Territories as Violation of Human Rights



Israel has also expropriated or requisitioned additional Palestinian lands, both private and public, to expand and defend settlements, and to build roads bypassing Palestinian towns and villages in order to increase settlers' security.

Author: Yuval Ginbar

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ISBN: UOM:39015042147549

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Page: 50

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International Law and the Administration of Occupied TerritoriesInternational Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories



This collection of essays results from a conference held in 1988, organized to draw attention to legal problems arising out of the occupation, by Israel, of the area of Palestine known as the `West Bank'.

Author: Emma Playfair

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198252978

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Page: 534

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This collection of essays results from a conference held in 1988, organized to draw attention to legal problems arising out of the occupation, by Israel, of the area of Palestine known as the `West Bank'. Contributors include many internationally-renowned experts on international law andhuman rights law as well as a number of `local' Palestinian lawyers actively engaged in promoting interests of indigenous Palestinians. International concern over the future of the `West Bank' is as strong now as in 1988, and this book makes an important contribution to the legal literature on thesituation in the Occupied Territories.

Nazi Intelligence Operations in Non Occupied TerritoriesNazi Intelligence Operations in Non Occupied Territories



Drawing heavily on recently declassified sources, this examination of German wartime intelligence services traces the logistical and strategic expansion of the Third Reich's foreign covert operations in World War II. Beginning with the ...

Author: Christopher Vasey

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476663531

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Page: 336

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Drawing heavily on recently declassified sources, this examination of German wartime intelligence services traces the logistical and strategic expansion of the Third Reich's foreign covert operations in World War II. Beginning with the changes introduced to counteract institutional neglect, the author describes attempts to penetrate both neutral and adversarial nations outside territories occupied by the Wehrmacht. The Nazis created covert teams for counterintelligence and penetrating border defenses. Strategies were formed for assembling saboteur divisions in North and South America, while data were gathered on industrial installations to target. American fascist movements of the 1930s are discussed, along with Nazi sabotage missions in the United States and intelligence penetrations and domestic collusion in Latin America.

Developing the Occupied Territories AgricultureDeveloping the Occupied Territories Agriculture



This study aims to assess prospects for sustainable development in the OT, as well as outline a priority agenda of policy reforms, institutional development and investments needed to promote such growth. The report is in six volumes.

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Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821326910

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The economy of the Occupied Territories (OT) is currently in turmoil. Income levels have stagnated over the past decade; unemployment and underemployment are rising rapidly; public infrastructure and social services are grossly overstretched; and the fragile natural resource base is threatened with irreversible damage. This study aims to assess prospects for sustainable development in the OT, as well as outline a priority agenda of policy reforms, institutional development and investments needed to promote such growth. The report is in six volumes. Volume I provides a summary overview of the key findings and recommendations of the study. After commenting selectively on the current socioeconomic situation in the OT and its evolution over time, it discusses prospects for sustainable development in the future and outlines the priority agenda of policies and programs needed to promote such development. Volume II explores the strategic choices at the macro level that will be faced by the OT in the future and the implications for economic relations between the OT and the rest of the region. The study looks at the current situation and its evolution over the past 25 years. The study then examines several policy choices for the future affecting the structure of development in the OT. Finally, it outlines some illustrative scenarios for the future, focussing on the consequences of current developments in the region. Volume III reviews the performance of the private sector (including, in particular, the industry and tourism sectors) in the OT. The study assesses the environment in which the private sector operates and its future prospects and makes recommendations for accelerating private sector development in the future. Volume IV reviews the evolution and structure of the agricultural sector in the OT; analyzes its current characteristics; assesses OT competitiveness in the immediate and longer term; outlines the main policy options and their implications; and provides a preliminary assessment of sectoral financial and technical assistance (TA) needs. Volume V assesses the current situation in the infrastructure sectors (electricity, water supply and sanitation, transport, housing and solid waste services) in the OT; identifies the major issues confronting these sectors; and outlines priorities for TA and investment needs. As local authorities are major institutions in the delivery of public services in these sectors, the study also includes a review of their current situation and makes recommendations for improving the functioning of municipalities. Volume VI reviews the current status as regards human resource development; analyzes options for enhancing individual welfare and labor productivity in the OT; and outlines investment and TA priorities for strengthening existing programs and for laying the foundation for later reforms.

Settling in the HeartsSettling in the Hearts



Describes and examines the attempts of Gush Emunim, a religious nationalistic social movement, to construct Israeli identity, collective memory, and sense of place.

Author: Michael Feige

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814327508

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Page: 328

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Describes and examines the attempts of Gush Emunim, a religious nationalistic social movement, to construct Israeli identity, collective memory, and sense of place.

Witness in PalestineWitness in Palestine



What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. She wrote this book to give voice to the stories of the people who welcomed her with open arms as their lives crumbled around them.

Author: Anna Baltzer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248842

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Page: 400

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Anna Baltzer, a young Jewish American, went to the West Bank to discover the realities of daily life for Palestinians under the occupation. What she found would change her outlook on the conflict forever. She wrote this book to give voice to the stories of the people who welcomed her with open arms as their lives crumbled around them. For five months, Baltzer lived and worked with farmers, Palestinian and Israeli activists, and the families of political prisoners, traveling with them across endless checkpoints and roadblocks to reach hospitals, universities, and olive groves. Baltzer witnessed firsthand the environmental devastation brought on by expanding settlements and outposts and the destruction wrought by Israel's "Security Fence," which separates many families from each other, their communities, their land, and basic human services. What emerges from Baltzer's journal is not a sensationalist tale of suicide bombers and conspiracies, but a compelling and inspiring description of the trials of daily life under the occupation.