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by Cheryl A. Rubenberg

  • Author: Cheryl A. Rubenberg
  • ISBN: 1588262006
  • ISBN13: 978-1588262004
  • ePub: 1589 kb | FB2: 1753 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub; New ed. edition (July 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 450
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 336
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The Palestinians: In Search of a Just Peace ePub download

Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, 2003. ISBN 978-1-588-262257.

Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc, 2003.

Cheryl A. Rubenberg, an independent analyst and former associate professor of political science at Florida International . Then decide what is fair and just. If you do that and still read Rubenberg's book, I think you'll quickly see how far Rubenberg is from advocating justice. Rubenberg, an independent analyst and former associate professor of political science at Florida International University, has written on . policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for more than twenty-five years. Without justice, there are no rights. Without truth, there is no justice. And, having read her book, it seems to me that Rubenberg can't stand truth. She starts by making misleading statements about demography and land ownership.

Xv, 485 pages : 23 cm. "After living for more than three decades under occupation by Israel - and ten years after the Oslo Accords were heralded as the first step toward the resolution of a century of conflict - the Palestinians in the West Bank. "After living for more than three decades under occupation by Israel - and ten years after the Oslo Accords were heralded as the first step toward the resolution of a century of conflict - the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza struggle daily with conditions of severe economic, social, and psychological deprivation.

Another war has the potential to assure the mutual destruction of Israel and the Palestinians

Another war has the potential to assure the mutual destruction of Israel and the Palestinians.

Rubenberg demonstrates how Israeli policies have eroded Palestinian commitment to the peace process by working to forestall the creation of a Palestinian state. After living for more than three decades under occupation by Israel - and ten years after the Oslo Accords were heralded as the first step toward the resolution of a century of conflict - the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza struggle daily with conditions of severe economic, social, and psychological deprivation.

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Second, Rubenberg shows over three detailed chapters (3-5) how the peace process of the 1990s was actually lived by ordinary Palestinians

Second, Rubenberg shows over three detailed chapters (3-5) how the peace process of the 1990s was actually lived by ordinary Palestinians. She makes the accurate and well-documented case that for most Palestinians life under Oslo was getting worse, not better: more lands were being confiscated for illegal Jewish settlements (which doubled in population under Oslo) and for a new system of "bypass roads"; curfews and closures intensified after 1993; excepting a brief period at the end of the 199Os, economic activity was.

The late Cheryl A. Rubenberg was an independent analyst and former associate professor of political science at Florida International University.

ISBN: 978-1-58826-200-4. The late Cheryl A. The Past as Prologue. Accords and Agreements: Whither Peace? Life in the Occupied Territories. Hebron: Cauldron of Hate.

The failure of the Oslo Accords to bring peace to Palestine and Israel is commonly blamed on Palestinian intransigence. Arguing that Israel never intended to withdraw from the occupied territories, Rubenberg (former professor of political science, Florida International U.) argues that the failure of the Oslo "peace process" is due to the very structure of the process, in which Israel's interests were protected while the interests of Palestinians were left open in both time and interpretation, when they were not simply omitted. She also describes the economic and social devastation that the occupation has brought to the Palestinians and looks critically at the central role of the United States in the failure of Oslo. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Enone
Cheryl Rubenburg provides a detailed yet gripping description of the plight of the Palestinians. For those of us who are not scholars of the history or politics of the Middle East, it is quite a significant challenge to provide an accurate and very detailed account of the facts and circumstances regarding this pivotal conflict without creating tedious reading. Cheryl Rubenberg accomplishes this task with a sense of mastery. The scholarship behind the book does not get in the way of enticing one to read on. I found this book to be extremely informative and very deeply disturbing - I could not put it down. Each chapter is supported by numerous citations from highly reputable sources for those wishing to pursue their scholarship. This is a very timely and deeply moving book that all Americans should read, so that we may better find our way forward in re-shaping our foreign policy.
Balhala
Contrary to the vague and ambiguous accusations leveled by other reviewers who have supposedly read the book, the content of this book is completely even-handed in its criticisms of everybody who is harming ordinary Palestinians. One could even do a Rawlsian-style thought experiment - as Jill Malter advocates - and come away with this conclusion.

In some chapters Rubenberg provides ample statistics regarding the daily property destruction, colonization, and targeting of Palestinian civilians (by Israeli military and settlers alike) occurring in the Occupied Territories. Then in other chapters, she issues devastating critiques of the thuggish corruption and nepotism of the Palestinian Authority. Her balanced criticism of all parties leaves no doubt that her work is not "anti-jewish" or "anti-israeli," but rather pro-Palestinian -- excoriating any practice or party that inhibits the Palestinian people's basic human rights as provided by international human rights and humanitarian laws.

Rubenberg does an outstanding job at filling in the gaps in knowledge that the media creates through their reporting patterns (it may be understandable that suicide bombings garner countless hours of coverage while the uprooting of Palestinian citrus trees or the sealing of Palestinian homes garner none, but it is unfortunate nontheless). As such, it is a treasure.

It is certainly telling that those who criticize the book cannot cite anything specificically wrong in its analysis, and instead just whine about the what they perceive as the implicit messages of the book.
Buriwield
Cheryl A. Rubenberg gives readers an accurate picture of the conflict in her 450 page paperback packed with information. The Palestinians: In Search of a Just Peace is a book of great research and logic. She points out the truth that "perceptions of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict are so deeply imbued with biases and stereotypes-typically unrecognized as such-that we often do not grasp the fundamental issues." Simply put, if you get this book you will grasp the fundamental issues.

Her central focus is the so called Oslo "peace process" but she covers the whole of the conflict from the beginning to the present with powerful examples that go under-reported to unreported here in America and includes in her endnotes other startling facts that never get exposed in mainstream discussions. Her thesis is brutally honest: Israel never intended to withdraw from the Occupied Territories based on UN Security Council Resolution 242 and Israel never intended on permitting a genuinely independent Palestinian state.

Facts that pro-Israeli and some pro-Palestinian writers leave out she doesn't shy away from. Readers will learn things that might shock them if they have relied on the dishonest sources and media presentations that dominate public perceptions. With the book you will get the full picture. You will learn not only what Israel has been up to but also how the Palestinian Authority, with its corruption and repression, "has contributed significantly to the deterioration of Palestinian society."

It is important for Americans to learn the horrific examples of Zionist cruelty. This book is really well written and gives a good sampling of events PLUS the endnotes contain even more cases of barbarism that may just open the eyes of some willing to act like a human being and not a robotic apologist for the "Jewish State."

The examples of what one can find in her endnotes are really shocking and she exposes attempts to suppress it. Read about Irgun's savagery in details you may never have heard before, this is what Deir Yassin was: "... on April 9. 1948, Menachem Begin's Irgun massacred 254 people-mostly old men, women, and children-then mutilated, raped, disemboweled, and paraded their corpses through the streets of Jerusalem." (from endnote 51) She notes that this was not an isolated incident.

And she points out that Begin bragged about this "triumph" when he wrote about it in his book published in 1951 but he removed reference to it in a revised edition of his book in 1977.

For those who thought it was only the Palestinians who fled and were refused entry back into Israel that lost property and land without reparations, this book is a wake up call. In the first 8 years, the Jewish State took away a staggering 50% of all the land owned by Palestinians remaining in Israel. The shocking fact is some 39,000 Palestinians who never left were robbed anyway! "Israel seized property an land from some 39,000 Palestinians who escaped expulsion and remained in Israel. It was never retuned, and these individuals never received compensation although they are citizens of Israel." (from endnote 67)

If you want to know what you are talking about when it comes to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, this is the book for you. Rubenberg spells it out clearly, buy The Palestinians: In Search of a Just Peace today.
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