The Struggle for Palestine

Edited by Lance Selfa

With the full backing of successive U.S. governments, Israel has maintained a savage war against the Palestinians for decades. The aim is nothing less than to force the Palestinian people to surrender their just demands for self-determination.

After years of being told that a U.S.-brokered "peace process" would bring them a better life and their own state, Palestinians today are worse off than they have ever been. Israel's illegal settlements have doubled. Unemployment and poverty have risen dramatically. And Palestinians face the daily humiliations and brutality of life under military occupation.

The Struggle for Palestine gets behind the headlines and myths about the occupation and the "peace process" to expose the role of the U.S. government in sponsoring Israel's war against the Palestinians. It documents the efforts of Palestinians to win their freedom, and it presents a clear vision of a real solution: the creation of a secular, democratic state in all of Palestine.

With maps, detailed notes, a detailed bibliography, and resources for further information and action.

Includes chapters by Anthony Arnove, Naseer Aruri, David Barsamian, Paul D'Amato, Phil Gasper, Toufic Haddad, Tikva Honig-Parnass, Rania Masri, Mostafa Omar, Tanya Reinhart, Edward W. Said, Lance Selfa, Ahmed Shawki, and Hadas Thier.

About the author

Lance Selfa is a frequent contributor to the International Socialist Review, and writes a column on U.S. politics in Socialist Worker newspaper. He is the author of The Democrats: A Critical History.