The Battle for Justice in Palestine with Ali Abunimah

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Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. As Israel and its advocates lurch toward greater extremism, many ask where the struggle is headed. Events in this tour will offer a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a more hopeful future.

ALI ABUNIMAH is the author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli Palestinian Impasse, and co-founder and director of the widely acclaimed publication The Electronic Intifada. Based in the United States, he has written hundreds of articles and been an active part of the movement for justice in Palestine for 20 years. He is the recipient of a 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship.

"Every community that stands fast, loving its people and its land, its customs and its ways, will be seen, eventually, as worthy of saving. This is because it is our own humanity we are learning from, our own value. There will also arise a special voice to champion us, one that is brave, trustworthy and true. In The Battle for Justice in Palestine it is the voice of Ali Abunimah, fierce, wise - a warrior for justice and peace - someone whose large heart, one senses, beyond his calm, is constantly on fire. A pragmatist but also a poet. This is the book to read to understand the present bizarre and ongoing complexity of the Palestine/Israel tragedy. And though it is filled with the grim reality of this long and deadly, ugly and dehumanizing, conflict, it also offers hope: that as more people awaken to the shocking reality of what has for decades been going on, we can bring understanding and restitution to the Palestinian people. Their struggle to exist in dignity and peace in their own homeland - and this may be the biggest surprise of Abunimah's book - is mirrored in the struggles for survival and autonomy of more than a few of us."
Alice Walker

"This is the best book on Palestine in the last decade. No existing book presents the staggering details and sophistication of analysis that Abunimah’s book offers. Abunimah’s scope includes an analysis of the politics, economics, environmental policies, identity politics, international relations, academic scholarship and activism, global solidarity, and official and unofficial lobbies that have come to bear on Palestine and the Palestinians. The Battle for Justice in Palestine is the most comprehensive treatment of Palestinian suffering under Israeli control and offers the only possible way to end it. It is a must read for anyone seeking to understand the current situation of the Palestinians and Israel."
Joseph Massad, Columbia University

Events

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March 6, 2014 Brooklyn, NY
March 7, 2014 New York, NY
March 10, 2014 New York, NY
March 11, 2014 Newark, NJ
March 12, 2014 New Brunswick, NJ
March 13, 2014 Staten Island, NY
March 17, 2014 Ann Arbor, MI
March 18, 2014 Dearborn, MI
March 19, 2014 Chicago, IL
March 28, 2014 Haverford, PA
March 29, 2014 Philadelphia, PA
March 31, 2014 Manhattan, NY
March 31, 2014 Cambridge, MA
April 1, 2014 Boston, MA
April 1, 2014 Boston, MA
April 2, 2014 Amherst, MA
April 3, 2014 Amherst, MA
April 7, 2014 Fairfax, VA
April 8, 2014 Newark, DE
April 9, 2014 Washington, DC
April 16, 2014 Columbus, OH
April 19, 2014 Pasadena, CA
April 20, 2014 Los Angeles, CA
April 21, 2014 San Diego, CA
April 22, 2014 Berkeley, CA