GAZA IN CRISIS
Reflections on the US-Israeli War Against the Palestinians (Second Edition)
By Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé
Edited by Frank Barat
Haymarket Books (Fall 2013, world English rights)
Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9781608463312 • US $16.95 • 7 7/8 in x 5 1/8 in • 300 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Israel’s Operation Cast Lead was described by a UN fact finding mission (aka “the Goldstone report”) as “a deliberately disproportionate attack designed to punish, humiliate and terrorize a civilian population.” The winter 2008-09 assault claimed the lives of 1,400 Palestinians and thrust the crisis in Gaza into the center of the debate about the Israel/Palestine conflict.
The crippling siege continues to block access to construction materials desperately needed to rebuild in the wake of the Israeli attack and prevents people from leaving the Strip even for life threatening illnesses. With the constant humiliation of living a life punctuated by regular military incursions and ubiquitous checkpoints, Gaza has come to be known as the world’s largest open-air prison.
Following Israel’s naval attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla — a humanitarian aid mission aimed at breaking the unbearable siege — international observers are increasingly questioning the logic of Israeli military aggression, and worldwide public support for Palestine is growing.
In Gaza in Crisis, Noam Chomsky and Ilan Pappé, two of the conflict’s most insightful critical commentators, survey the fallout from Israel’s conduct in Gaza and place it into the context of Israel’s longstanding occupation of Palestine. This second edition includes new material covering the latest developments in Gaza, including Chomsky’s account of his 2012 visit to Gaza.
“Chomsky is a global phenomenon … he may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet.”
New York Times Book Review
“Ilan Pappé is Israel’s bravest, most principled, most incisive historian.”
John Pilger, journalist and filmmaker
“This sober and unflinching analysis should be read and reckoned with by anyone concerned with practicable change in the long-suffering region.”
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT. His work is widely credited with having revolutionized the field of modern linguistics. He is the author of numerous best-selling political works, which have been translated into scores of languages worldwide. His latest books include the New York Times bestsellers Hegemony or Survival, Failed States, and Who Rules the World? Other recent books include What Kind of Creatures Are We?, as well as Power Systems, Occupy, Hopes and Prospects, and Masters of Mankind. Haymarket Books recently reissued twelve of his classic books with new introductions by the author.
Ilan Pappé is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and the author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.
Frank Barat is a peace activist living in Brussels. He is a coordinator for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, a member of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.
OTHER TITLES BY NOAM CHOMSKY:
After the Cataclysm: The Political Economy of Human Rights, Volume II (with Edward S. Herman)
On Palestine (with Ilan Pappé)
Optimism Over Despair: Noam Chomsky on Capitalism, Empire, and Social Change (with C. J. Polychroniou)
Propaganda and the Public Mind (With David Barsamian)
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