Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745322483 Published August 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Sharing the Land of Canaan: Human Rights and the Israeli-Palestinian Struggle

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh

Distributed for Pluto Press

268 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $35.00 ISBN: 9780745322483 Published August 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9780745322490 Published August 2004 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

There is no more compelling and dramatic unfolding story, with more profound international ramifications, than the conflict in the Middle East.

Sharing the Land of Canaan is a critical examination of the core issues of the conflict that dares to put forward a radical but logical solution: that a shared state is the best way to achieve justice and peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, a human rights activist based at Yale University, offers an overview of the issues at stake, and outlines his vision for a lasting peace based on upholding the principles of human rights for all. Tackling taboo subjects, myths and obstacles, he argues convincingly that apartheid in the form of a two-state solution is no longer a feasible way to achieve enduring peace.

At this critical time, when the 'road map' to peace looks more uncertain than ever, this book provides a refreshing counterpoint to the failed strategies of the past. It is a direct and accessible account of the history - and mythology - of the fabled 'Land of Canaan', which lays out hopeful ideas for the future of this truly multiethnic and multicultural region.

Contents

Foreword by Dr. Salman Abu Sitta
Glossary
1. Introduction
2. People of the Land
3. Biology and Ideology
4. Palestinian Refugees and Their Right to Return
5. Jerusalem (Ur-Salem. Yerushalaym, Al-Qods) as a Pluralistic City
6. Zionism
7. Is Israel a Democracy?
8. Terrorism and Violence
9. Human Rights
10. The Conflict and Sustainable Development
11. Political Context
12. International Context and International Law
13. Peace can be Based on Human Rights and International Law
Notes
Index

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