Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745335094 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745335100 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Popular Protest in Palestine

The History and Uncertain Future of Unarmed Resistance

Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby

Popular Protest in Palestine

Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby

Distributed for Pluto Press

224 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $28.00 ISBN: 9780745335094 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780745335100 Published September 2015 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Popular Protest in Palestine provides an overview and analysis of the role and significance of unarmed civil resistance in the Palestinian national movement. Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby focus on the contemporary popular resistance movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, prefaced by a historical review of the thread of unarmed civil resistance that has run throughout the history of the Palestinian liberation struggle. The authors explore this underemphasized dimension of the Palestinian struggle, arguing that at the present juncture the popular resistance movement, especially in the West Bank, is the most significant form of struggle against the ongoing occupation.
Contents
1. Introduction
2. Palestinian Resistance to the Establishment of the Israeli State
3. Palestinians In Israel: From Quiet Resistance to Audible Protest and Political Mobilisation
4. From the Nakbha to the Separation Wall: 2002–13
5. The Resurgence of Popular Resistance, 2002–13
6. Challenges Facing Palestinian Popular Resistance
7. The Role of Israeli Peace and Solidarity Activists
8. Aid, Advocacy and Resilience – the Role of International Humanitarian Aid Agencies
9. Links in the Chain – International Leverage?
Conclusion
Notes
Index
Review Quotes
New York Review of Books
"Darweish and Rigby, authors of Popular Protest in Palestine, discuss many of the major settings for Palestinian nonviolent resistance to the occupation—the villages of Bil’in, Nabi Salih, the Jerusalem neighborhoods of Silwan and Sheikh Jarrah, the South Hebron Hills, and so on. It is certainly true, as I can attest from personal experience, that one meets many remarkable, courageous, and astonishingly articulate people in these settings."
Choice
"This heavily researched book is also a personal journey of two authors clearly committed to the problems of the greater Palestinian-Israeli conflict....The book provides an important and rare look into the psyche of a region that cannot seem to shed this damnable conflict. The authors interview civil resistance activists in order to develop an account of their belief systems and provide firsthand accounts of the frontlines. Recommended."
Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco
“With Israeli occupation forces and the U.S.-led 'peace process' limiting both military and diplomatic options for achieving their freedom, Palestinians and their supporters are utilizing the power of popular unarmed resistance in their struggle for a viable independent state. Marwan Darweish and Andrew Rigby have written the most significant and comprehensive study of this important but under-appreciated part of the Palestinian resistance.”
Diana Francis, former President of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation and Chair of the Committee for Conflict Transformation Support
“A sensitive, thoughtful study, based on personal conversations meticulously documented and analysed by two people committed to nonviolent change and confronted by the heartbreaking realities of the continued oppression of Palestinians. This book reveals the courage of their popular resistance—and of the solidarity of Jewish Israeli activists - and suggests that it is international solidarity that could at last tip the balance.”
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