Gaza in Crisis

Reflections on Israel's War Against the Palestinians

"Chomsky is a global phenomenon . . . he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet."—The New York Times Book Review

"Ilan Pappé is Israel's bravest, most principled, most incisive historian."—John Pilger

Described by a UN fact-finding mission as "a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate, and terrorize a civilian population," Israel's Operation Cast Lead thrust the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.

In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, two of the issue's most insightful and prominent critical voices, survey the fallout from Israel's conduct in Gaza and place it into the context of Israel's longstanding occupation of Palestine.

About the author

Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of U.S. foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Among his recent books are the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival and Failed States.

Ilan Pappé is professor of history at the University of Exeter and the author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine among many other books.

Frank Barat is a human rights activist. He lives in London, UK. He is the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine. He has written for the Electronic Intifada, CounterPunch, Z magazine, the New Internationalist, the Palestine Chronicle, State of Nature, and other Web sites and publications.


"This sober and unflinching analysis should be read and reckoned with by anyone concerned with practicable change in the long-suffering region."
--Publishers Weekly