Between the Lines: Readings on Israel, the Palestinians, and the U.S. "War on Terror"

By Tikva Honig-Parnass and Toufic Haddad

This compilation of essays, edited by a Palestinian writer and an Israeli journalist, constitutes a challenge to critically rethink the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Between the Lines presents a groundbreaking study that brings together insights from across the lines of conflict to put the latest chapter of Israeli apartheid and Palestinian resistance into context.

Contributors include: Marwan Bargouti, Dr. Azmi Bishara, Dr. Sami Shalom Chetrit, Dr. Saleh Abdel Jawwad, Husam Khader, Eileen Kuttab, Dr. Yitzhak Laor, Dr. Adi Ophir, Dr. Ilan Pappe, Linda Tabar, Graham Usher and Dr. Jamal Zahalqa.

About the author

Tikva Honig-Parnass was raised in the Jewish community of pre-state Palestine, fought in the 1948 war and served as the secretary of the then Radical Left Zionist Party of Mapam (The Unified Workers Party) in the Knesset ( 1951-1954). In '60 she definitively broke with Zionism and joined the ranks of the Israeli Socialist Organization, known as "Matzpen". Since then she has played an active role in the movement against the '67 occupation as well as in the struggle for the Palestinian national rights. She co-edited Between the Lines with Toufic Haddad


Tikva Honig-Parnass was interviewed on Democracy Now on the 60th anniversary of the founding of Israel. She describes taking part in the Nakba, and reflects on its ongoing significance today:


“The destruction of a nation is not an everyday event in history. It is being carried out before our eyes, systematically and consciously, with cruelty and self-righteousness, and with the backing of the global superpower. These acute and informed essays develop a perspective on the background and unfolding of these events that is remote from anything likely to be heard in the West. They merit close attention and thoughtful consideration.”
--Noam Chomsky

”This collection provides a lucid and critical analysis of the Israeli and American policies in the Middle East. The disastrous repercussions of this unholy alliance are presented in this collection through incisive and timely contributions. In the best tradition of [the journal] Between the Lines, readers will be rewarded by this collection that unmasks and exposes what the mainstream media refuses to report or admit.”
--Ilan Pappe, Israeli historian and author of A History of Modern Palestine

”This collection from the very much missed bulletin Between the Lines gives an idea of the considerable accumulated debt that all those passionately interested in the Israel-Palestine issue owe to Tikva Honig-Parnass and Toufic Haddad….The long introduction alone - a masterly synopsis of the histories of Zionism, Israel, and the Palestinian people – makes the book well worth acquiring.”
Gilbert Achcar, author of The Clash of Barbarisms

The Palestine Chronicle calls Between the Lines, “A fully engaging book, an intense read.” For their full review, visit: